CAN Assignment 2: Reflections and Tutor Feedback

Reflection pre-tutor feedback

Demonstration of technical and visual skills – Materials, technical, observational skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills. (40%)

The assignment brief called for a tightly edited and visually consistent series. As indeed did Brian Eno! I had a clear vision of how I wanted the images to look. They needed to be super consistent. By working on the white backgrounds of each of the images I believe that that has been achieved. So reasonably pleased with that aspect.

Quality of outcome – Content, Application of knowledge, presentation of work in a coherent manner, discernment, conceptualisation of thoughts, communication of ideas. (20%)

These images, to me, are coherent and work well together. I feel as though I can demonstrate reasonable conceptualisation of my thoughts.

As regards my written communication I realise that this is an area requiring improvement. I have made a conscious effort to improve the quality of my formal written work.

Demonstration of creativity – Imagination, experimentation, invention. (20%)

I am pleased with the thought process in the sense that it involved some reasonable initial creative thinking allied to a more systematic approach (ie brainstorming) to crystallise the final ideas. Also, the use of creative facilitation techniques like the ‘Oblique Strategies’ cards proved effective.

Regardless of whether the idea is successful or not I am pleased with the process which certainly delivered an outcome in a timely fashion.

Context – reflection, research, critical thinking. (20%)

My EYV Context grade was poor. I have therefore worked hard on the research for Part two. Which thankfully I have enjoyed greatly.

In particular, I found the exercises on Postmodern narrative particularly interesting. Whilst 10 days work on such a complex subject doesn’t count for much, I feel I’ve acquired a basic understanding of Premodernism, Modernism and Postmodernism. What fascinating subjects!

The Rowland Barthes essay ‘The Death of the Author’ was fascinating but I found ‘Rhetoric of the Image’ very hard going!

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