How’s it going interwebs?
In true ohmatthew fashion, I am writing this at 2am. Sober, don’t worry.
I’ll start this blog off how I always start off recent updates by saying I’m Happy. I find myself in an even happier position than before. It really does go to show how positive thinking and making the most of each day helps with a happy mind and heart. The month started with the fantastic trip to Berlin (photos can be found here) where I had the most extraordinary time. After returning, I was faced with what I thought would be my dreaded National Trust Moving Image brief that I had no clue how to execute on After Effects. However picking up tricks and using Illustrator to my advantage really paid off. 2 guest lecturers, Gavin Leisfield, who has worked on many large scale projects such as the ITV rebrand, and Justin Barrow of Supreme who has worked for the National Trust beforehand, made an appearance over the last 2 weeks. Both said they found difficulty finding fault in my animation and with a few tips on timing, I left with an incredible self confidence in my own work.
Now, it probably goes without saying that most of the time, I find accepting compliments of my work and even praising myself very difficult. But I do feel pride. Pride that I’m at one of the top Arts Universities in Bournemouth, Pride that names in the Industry enjoy my work and style, Pride that I continue to learn, adapt and enjoy what I do each and every day. This particular project was a lot of fun to execute, and we are just finishing off with a 2,500 word essay and an Installation piece to complete our National Trust trilogy (Print, Moving Image, Installation).
If you’d like to see my Print pieces, click here
& you can find my recent Moving Image piece, based on the print campaign here
I have fantastic people surrounding me just oozing creativity and ideas and giving me a reason to smile, work hard and be thankful for each day, so thank you all, and thank you interwebs for providing a place to explain and articulate my feelings so easily. Each view and like goes a long way.
It’ll be interesting to see how these final 4/5 months of University play out, though I can’t imagine anything going wrong at this stage. I look forwards to returning home end of term to see my incredibly supportive and loving family and friends & I am truly excited to continue my adventure.
‘Till next time.