This week’s post is sponsored by Game of Thrones memes.
This week I finished my first year of college. Things are actually looking pretty good grade wise, with a lot of comments from lecturers mentioning that I’m the best Film & TV student the college has had in a good number of years. This inflates my ego vastly.
To be fair to the rest of my class, I think I should mention that the standard of work they put out is just as good, if not better than, my own quality of work. I think there’s a lot of potential there for a lot of us to go into the industry when we finish next year.
I’m struggling this week with topics to discuss. I don’t want to retread over last week’s entry and to be honest this week has mostly been about finishing my final project, which was a music video. So really I’ve had very little time for anything else at this point.
So this is really going to be one of those short ones where I sort of shrug, post numerous memes, and wax lyrically about stuff I’ve been proud of completing. I think though it might be worth exploring what I’m aiming to do over the long summer holiday…
So I’ve kind of been dreading the break because I was worried I wouldn’t have much of anything to do (especially as I still find myself without a part-time job). I have, however, found myself coming up with more and more things that I want to do, and the best way to express this is to list them!
- Complete a script and begin working on production planning for a YouTube channel.
- Publish posts regularly on my media blog
- Begin looking into routes to producing/directing in TV and film.
- Finish reading Mark Kermode’s “It’s Only a Movie” which was bought for my birthday last October.
- Update media CV; look for work experience in media.
- Return to the gym regularly.
- Tweak and update 2 assignments from college to improve grades.
- Find part-time work.
I don’t hold a lot of hope for that last one, but still – I fucking need money, bad!
I’ve wanted to get this YouTube channel off the ground for some time now, and maybe now is the right time. My mind is in the right place, all the pieces are there. I just need to get something tangible out. I also need to start getting into work mode by getting myself out there, and showcasing my own talents and abilities – thus the blog/work experience/YouTube stuff. Other than that it’s just about keeping me healthy and preoccupied until September. I definitely feel like I’m in a good place right now. I’ve not really felt down, depressed, or suicidal in a while and I want to use the clarity of thought to actually be proactive with my time instead of sleeping/drinking it away.
I’ve probably jinxed it all now, with the best laid plans n’ all… Still, I feel excited about this time off and the possibilities of what can come from this.
If you’re so inclined, you can view my final project for this year below.