joel is just coming to the end of his first year of his visual communication/graphic design degree at chelsea college. he's loved it... this is the latest is in a series of projects that they have worked on often in small creative teams through the year. the brief was
To produce, direct, film, act in and edit a 60 second film combining a movie genre and a graphical term drawn at random from a hat.
Each film had to include three objects :
- an egg
- a ladder
- a cat
Have three lines of dialogue :
- "how much for the little one?"
- "see you next wednesday"
- "the most important thing in life is..."
and also include the word CHELSEA somewhere.
it's hilarious and looks like it went down well with the other students in the awards.
doing a project like this teaches you at least the following - creative thinking, project managing, especially within tight parameters and zero budget, working collaboratively in teams, filming and editing on a budget in a timescale, using aftereffects (programme to add in the explosions etc), and possibly more. it's also fun. all the small teams on the course had a cinema booked out, dressed up to watch the show reel on a great day out celebrating one another's efforts. the course is assessed through the portfolios of work that students keep and produce. of course it's a kind of work that is easy to assess in this sort of practical way. and there are lectures and different kinds of learning - demonstrations and lectures and so on.
as you probably know i am developing a course around training pioneer mission leaders. what i wonder is the creative equivalent of this sort of experience of learning? has anyone done anything like this at theological college i wonder?!