Final reflection

This course has been a roller coaster for me. I am truly happy with the experiences I have been able to gain with the practical and technical side of things. The reason why I chose this course in the first place was to challenge myself. I knew it would act as a stepping stone before going into the workplace. This being my final semester, getting a job is not in the far future. Doing this course has opened my eyes to the many problems I have. My group mates have been frank enough to tell it to my face when I make mistakes and I appreciate the honesty. I lack time management. That’s my biggest problem. And I haven’t been able to fix it yet but I’m sure I will get my head around it soon enough. I’ve also learned that it is good to know the basics of every field, and to not just focus on what I have interest in. And also of course the probability of having clashes with the clients we work with is sky high. We are all very different people, brought up in vastly different backgrounds and it would only be surprising if we see eye to eye in every matter. So, suck it up and prioritise your client over you. That’s one huge thing I’ve learned. This course has also proved to me, yet again, that working in a group is one of the most difficult things on Earth. You’re got the variety of personalities and some want to flaunt under the spotlight and some like to work backstage, but we don’t always get what we want. It takes a lot of patience, tolerance, consideration and compromise for a group to work. I think the most important ingredient for a group to work would be to be selfless. We’ve all got to be selfless. There’s no ‘I’ in ‘TEAM’, and I’m sure there’s a reason for that.

Thankful for the experiences though, as always!


Launch of the music video

Last night was Freya’s last day of performance at the Fringe Festival and also the launch of the music video. Seb and I attended the performance together and we had a hard time looking for parking. This is why I absolutely hate driving in Melbourne. It’s definitely not the same as Malaysia, at all. As soon as we got there (and we were early), Seb and I attended the little hall, which was quite a small size. Seb set up the camera to record the night and he passed me his camera to snap photos. I have to admit, I had no idea how to operate the camera and I realised how terrible my photo taking skills are. The performance didn’t start until an hour after we got there. So for the one hour, Seb and I just watched them do their rehearsals and sound checks.

At about 7:30pm, Freya started letting people in. The hall was full, no doubt. The place probably had about 30 people in it and there was no place for walking. Her performance followed a storyline with songs between the narrations. Judging by the faces of the crowd, they enjoyed watching her. When it came to the end of the show, Freya presented the music video and it was nice to actually watch it again and see the expressions in the room. Everyone seemed pleased by the turn out. Seb should really be happy and proud about producing such quality in a small time frame.

I’m not sure about the rest of them, but it was actually a nice way to end my night.