I found procon 3 quite challenging this year as I felt my motion skills weren’t very strong. However after experimenting with after effects and getting some ideas down I feel like my motion skills have improved. For my procon 3 brief I had to create three 1 second videos that included start and end credits for “Full Secs”. For this project I decided to base my videos around films. 2 of the 3 were comedy based and the other was more straight forward. As well as full secs I also had to create 3 videos that had a running theme and narrative for the project “Barshorts”. I found barshorts the most difficlut brief out of the two as I struggled to come up with an interesting theme and narrative. I felt like if i had more time and better motion skills I could have pushed my barshorts video further.
Apart of pro con 3 was also to go out into the professional world and try and find placements/freelance work. I think overall I did quite well at this as I already had a few freelance clients that a regularly worked for. I also managed to find 2 placements through out the time of pro con 3. I think that both placements went well and the companies I worked for were pleased with my work and dedication to the placement. Both placement where in areas I haven’t work in before and it made me realise that I wouldn’t want to work in those areas when finishing uni.
Overall I have enjoyed the challenge of procon 3 and I feel like it has pushed me in new areas and discovering skills and building my confidence when approaching industry. I definitely feel more confident about the idea of finishing university and going out and looking for work.