In life, we will always encounter set backs and failures. Even though it may bring us down most of the time, we have to remember that things can always be made better. It may not be fixed completely but it can always get better. One example would be our Crazy 8's Short Film Practice. We were in the middle of filming and then we all started to think that our story didn't make sense and our film wasn't going to turn out so good. We we thinking that the film sounded good on paper, but as we continued to film, our idea started to seem plain. At that point, we all just stood there and looked at each other in frustration. But we kept on going. We filmed the rest of our shots and headed to the editing room. As I was piecing the film together, it was starting to look better but not good yet. We then added some extra narration and some music here and there and then we reviewed the film. It looked pretty good at that point. I was really happy with the end result of the film and the comments that we got. Even though I lost some faith in our film before, we worked at it and it turned out great.
I also lean red how to be a team leader. I may not be the greatest leader but I really learned how to manage a team and make sure that the team is functioning well. This year, I took the lead in the Spot Feature team and the Crazy 8's film team. But the being the leader is one of the most stressful roles. If something goes wrong, all the blame goes to you. You are put in charge of the team and if the team fail, then that means that the leader did something wrong. By being the leader, I learned how to better communicate with my classmates and learn to give constructed feedback without hurting their feeling. I also learned to trust my teammates, teach my teammates, and learn from my teammates. All of these things are important when it comes to making a movie.
I also learned how to accept criticism. There will always be people who will want to criticize your work and give some feedback. Some of us will gladly take some feedback but some of us will take it to seriously and think of it as someone talking negatively about your video. You can never make a perfect video and there will always be mistakes and flaws. But its important that you accept that fact and if someone has something to say about your video, then listen to them. People always say learn from your mistakes and thats 100% true. You will make a video and you will make mistakes but then you remember your mistakes and fix it in the next video. So accepting feedback and criticism is another lesson that I learned in the class.
Well I guess thats about it. I really hope that everybody bad some really great lessons that they learned in this class. This class has put you under a lot of stress, work, hardships, and all kinds of things. Sometimes they will slowly break us down but we always find a way back up and make an amazing video. It may not be the best video but you worked hard at it and you should be proud to say "I made that video!". So take all the lessons that you learned in this class and use it in the future. Until next time, bye!