Yet another week has come and gone and things are getting much tougher for me. I think my biggest take-away has been that online classes aren’t necessarily better for a busy schedule as I originally thought! I am such a busy person, it’s a little insane, actually. So, I thought an online class would be great because I could work on it whenever. The part I didn’t account for is I am usually busy from he morning until sometimes 5pm, sometimes not until 10 or 11pm, so it’s hard to choose whether I want to work on these assignments, do homework that’s due the next day, or maybe get some sleep. I’m trying really hard to find a balance, but I think the first step to that is recognizing that it’s an issue, so I’m basically halfway there…right?
Photography has also been a difficult fear given my schedule. When you’re busy in doors literally all day everyday, it’s really really hard to take the photos you want to take since it’s dark out by the time you’re free. Regardless, I made the best out of the assignments like the photoblitz and was actually able to go to an abandoned amusement park one day for one of the visual assignments which was really fun.
I mentioned this in my reflection post, but I was thrilled to watch La Jetee because I love french cinema. The Road, as I mentioned in my reflection once again, dealt with themes I wasn’t very comfortable with which was kind of a bummer, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless.
I wish this was a more positive weekly reflection, but some weeks are just harder than others and I think that’s okay. I think it’s important that at the end of the day we don’t forget to focus on ourselves, because while school and class is important, it’s not the end all and be all of everything. As much as I wish I would have been able to balance my work in this class better, some weeks are just too busy. As much as I’d love to have taken more photos, this was just too busy of a week. I recognize that next week is a new week and I’m very excited to start over and learn about audio!
Personally, I think GIF’s can be parts of a story but not a whole story in itself. I think they can still give a narrative, but not one that fully fleshes out the story.
For example, (500) Days of Summer is my FAVORITE movie of all time. I can quote it word for word. Seriously. So when someone sees this GIF, they think “happy couple”, “typical rom com”, maybe they even think they’re married. But, because all we see is this snippet, it doesn’t show the fact that they don’t end up together.
Here is an example of a GIF I just found on the popular page of GIPHY. Even with text there, I have no clue what the context of this GIF is. What happened to her that showed her who her true friends are? So many unanswered questions.