Today was much more of an introspective day.
We performed a SWOT analysis on our skills which we then discussed in class, and completed questionnaires to identify our character types
The SWOT analysis highlighted that I feel I have a number of strengths (not surprising as one of them was confidence, and a few weaknesses including over confidence) .. but as a film maker you need to be confident, especially when all those around you are tutting and saying “it will never work”.
The results of the personality tests highlighted that I am a Kinaesthetic learner (heavily kinaesthetic) – which means I’m hands on .. no surprises there. I am also fairly balanced between a reflector and pragmatist, although pragmatist won through at the end of the day.
I found that through all my strengths and weaknesses, the ideal way to address them is to simply get out there and start working on film projects. Practice, Practice, Practice!
We were tasked with setting ourselves 3 SMART Goals.
S – specific, significant, stretching.
M – measurable, meaningful, motivational.
A – agreed upon, attainable, achievable, acceptable, action-oriented.
R – Realistic (Relevant)
T – Time Based
Short term – by 15th October 2017
Medium term – by 15th December 2017
Long term – 1st June 2018
Short term – sign up for a Raindance short class
Medium term – produce a short video blog about my holiday
Long Term – Make a short film of at least 5 minutes duration
This will help develop my video editing, screenwriting and story telling skills .. will have me working with actors (improve my patience/tolerance levels), require me to plan, develop, edit and publish a video .. and use the skills learned on the course(s) I’ve attended