Hello everyone! I know it has been forever since my last update, or actually my only post in the last semester 😅 A lot of things happened to me in the past few months, completed a module by filming a short film, got assigned to a few groups for different graduation creative projects. And the most important thing is, submitted my dissertation last month!!! Well, I think this is one of the main reasons for me not being too active in blogging, but I was so relieved at the moment when I clicked the submit button. Congrats on myself! It is now April and I have so many things that I want to share with you guys so let’s get ready for today’s article!
嗨大家！我知道距離我上一次發文大概已經過了八百年了，仔細一看應該說是我上學期唯一的一篇文 😅 這幾個月發生了很多是，像是拍完了其中一門課的短片、被指派到特定的畢業作品小組，還有最重要的是我交出了我的論文！其實這也應該是其中一個我為什麼沒辦法那麼活躍的更新部落格的原因，不過當我按下繳交按鈕的那一剎那真的是有一股解脫的感覺哈哈，恭喜我自己:) 現在都已經四月了而我也有很多事情想跟大家分享，那就繼續閱讀下去吧～
Looking back at December, hybrid teaching was just been introduced and adopted by everyone at that time, then the second lockdown came. I have mentioned earlier that I filmed a short film for one of my modules, and luckily that was all planned and completed before the second lockdown. This module is really interesting and new to me unlike the other compulsory module within my course that I can attend all lectures face-to-face but online. It was quite funny to see my teammates on other courses in person on the set after few weeks of meetings and lectures on Zoom. At the same time, it did makes me realised that this new way of communication can really become a common way of interacting with each other without any restrictions. Obviously, there were some parts that we couldn’t film because of the social distancing rules so we made our film be filmed in the indoor spaces with a minimum crew and casts. Post-production was even done separately with the team member who is in another country. In general, it was a really fresh experience for me to shoot a short film under all different kinds of regulations and using new ways of collaboration with others who has skills in different fields. On the presentation day, there were a lot of teams using the same concept of setting the story based on a video call, I personally think it is pretty hard to immersed in the film. I am pretty proud of my team to be able to film all footages and materials as expected, also got a first as the result☺️ I think that is the reason why you need to always plan everything beforehand since you will never know what will come next!
In the winter, apart from filming the short film the early stage of planning and experimenting for my technical project was also being done at the same time. The good thing is the creative project and technical project are spread into the first and second semester to give me plenty of time to complete all tasks and assignments. My topic of the technical project is about comparing the quality using different audio and video input devices over a video call. This idea is actual inspired by the current situation and the experience I got from my placement year. Before actually start analysing and evaluating, the collected footages using different equipment are needed. A lot of tests are done including devices decision and connections to make sure everything is being captured as desired for the most reliable result. For sure there was quite difficult for me to complete a 10000-word technical report as I have not written anything that formal and long in length before. However, I have been helped by a lot of people from the staffs of the university to my friends and family to complete the report successfully. I did feel very stressed and sometimes even questioned myself if I can even finish this quite a lot then I realised these are all just a journey and nothing is impossible if you keep on working and never lose faith! During the process of writing this report, I have found a few tips and some useful websites and tools which I think I will introduce in my next project so please stay tuned!
Not just school works, I still managed to spend my winter and spring in a low-key way due to COVID haha 😂 It was still pretty shame that a few of my friend and I couldn’t go back to meet our family during the holidays but I was lucky enough to have someone to spend the time with for Christmas and new year. Even though it was just a small reunion having takeaway or dishes we made for each other, I can still feel the warmth and joy for the holiday season. I also had a great time having a chat with friends on FaceTime. I think it was just a new way of lifestyle and I think I’m starting to like it, still hoping this pandemic can finish as soon as possible! I think it has been almost 2 years since I saw proper snow landing on the ground and we got that on campus in February! It was so pretty to see the snow all around the campus, people were having photoshoots and snow fights as well. It is now spring and the weather was so nice, I had a small picnic with my friends by the lake on campus. It was so nice to see people coming out of their house to enjoy the sun and fresh air without worrying about the assignment and pandemic. Funny how it became a little bit chilli this week, well, you know it is England!
I have tried to briefly summarise my absence (lol) over the few months, also shared a few pictures for you guys more than before hope you have enjoyed my article in a while! I will be more active and bring out more useful and different contents from now on 😆 I will call it a day and see you next time!!!