Some of you might already know that some university majors like Visual Communication / Graphic Design, Architecture, Fashion Design, Interior Design, etc require a Final Project completed independently by the student under the lecturer’s guidance, in order for them to graduate. Now what exactly is, this final project thingy? It’s kinda like a final exam, but you’ve got to work on it for the whole semester. In my major, Visual Communication / Graphic Design – Animation, student has to create an animated movie, choosing one of these options: Short Movie, TV Series, E-Learning, Documentary or Public Service Ad (like mine!)
At the end of the semester, you’ve got to present the result of your project in a display / campaign form, make a presentation about it, answer some questions from the lecturers regarding your work, and then wait outside the classrooms with your friends; letting all the lecturers gather together, calculating your scores from the very beginning of the semester to this Judgement Day. Then at the end of the day, the final score will be passed to you (in person) by the lecturers. THAT final score decides whether you graduate or not.
July 13th 2011
Before the Judgement Day, they give you one whole day (well not necessarily ‘whole’, actually, it’s 09 AM-07 PM) to build your display up in some provided classrooms; there will be each 5-8 students per room. As we don’t have to do this one by ourselves, I asked my helpful/multitalented/handsome driver to help me and he did! Lookie here:
I’m so grateful for his presence, such a big help! He placed all those fabrics neatly and so I could place all the details and gimmicks by myself hehe.
And…….. TADAH! Here’s how my display look by the end of the day, including all the details ;D
The Cloudy Macbook -in which I’ll play my movie during the presentation! Thanks to my brother who let me ‘accessorize’ this, lol.
|Those are free hotel toothbrushes, by the way.|
July 14th 2011
The Judgement Day had finally came. Let’s see… Campaign display – check! Presentation speech – check! Black & white formal attire – check! Oh, here’s mine, btw 😉
|Black Outerwear from GOWIGASA http://bit.ly/LILY_black|
The presentation was done privately in front of two lecturers before the movie was finally shown. Here’s my cheat sheet :b
Though the lecturers said they are *hehe* impressed with my work and presentation, they said I should have made a Powerpoint slide for the presentation to make an even better impression, because I’m a Visual Communication / Graphic Design student and right here, a verbal skill, no matter how good it is, isn’t appreciated as much as a visualization skill. Note it, juniors. Haha..
So basically, my Final Project is an animated Public Service Ad (PSA) with target audience mainly being kids 5-8 years of age. The title is ‘Gosok Gigi – Habis Sarapan, Sebelum Tidur’. It is made to motivate children to brush their teeth regularly twice a day; after breakfast and before bed. Here’s the movie 😀
|The (nervous) Crowd|
|Head of Visual Communication Design Department; Dra. Mita Purbasari, MFA|
And then the next lecturer called out some names too, and the next one, and the next one…