Archive for October, 2009

Hello Alex, where have you been hiding?

October 16, 2009

Finally, today I found my old self again. I’ve been searching for the drive that I had two years ago during my foundation course and suddenly, the project that I had been stressing over made SENSE and had a DIRECTION. Ahhhh! I’m so excited about the project – and at finding myself inspired enough to put in EFFORT.

I won’t say too much about the project right now, I want to get some visuals done first – but the basis of my project has been derived from my history working with the Student Stop AIDS Campaign. Knowing how a campaign works, and what makes it work well is crucial. There is due to be a lot of human interaction, getting people involved – and a LOT of hard work. I want this project to actually achieve what it is meant to – not just be handed in on the 6th November as something that ‘could’ be used for this purpose.

Ah! Excited! Here’s a great animation that really made me laugh a lot! Watch it twice because you’ll no doubt miss bits whilst you laugh!


Climate Change Project.

October 15, 2009

So, I realise that I have a lot more than two weeks to update… and I am planning on getting round to it, but things have been HECTIC, if not slightly CRAZY in Oslo!

I received our new brief on Monday – it is on climate change, with specific reference to the conference that will be occurring in Copenhagen, Denmark on the 7th December. If you don’t know anything about this conference, type it in to Google – this is your planet, and it is important that you do everything you can to save it from the devastation that we have caused.

This project, due in on the 6th November, is focussing on creating an advertising campaign to raise awareness and pressure politicians into action. Atleast, that seems to be what I have gathered from the brief, that is written in not-perfect Norwegian, by a Swiss teacher, who doesn’t speak English…… interesting.

Here is a video that I have found to be quite interesting. Created by ‘youth producer, John Cooney’ this anmination was Winner in the 5th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival and is titled ‘Neglected Sky’.