As I approach my last year of my degree, studying film at Plymouth College of Art, I have been collating my work into this portfolio. I'll also be tracking my projects as I work on them. This includes any experiments that spark the part of my brain to write. My first entry, 'Back to it.' detailed my first film project out of lockdown, and I am sure to take a look back on some of my personal works that I made during this time. Right now though lockdown is the last thing I want to reminisce over, so instead I'm going through how I have built the foundations of a potential future.
Choosing what features in my portfolio was quite a demoralising task. Looking at things I had made in the past and labeling them as just not good enough, I was left feeling like most of this time was wasted. I only had so many pieces of videography that was in my opinion good enough, but this was entirely normal and I did understand this. All of these tests and experiments had taught me so many things about what not to do, so that despite still having much to learn, I have gained much invaluable experience. I am beginning to make pieces that don't have the same easily avoided mistakes and I have developed confidence in my process. To be moving into third year with this driving me forward makes me excited, to say the least.
I have brought my cv, website and LinkedIn up to a point where I am confident to look attractive, which as I bolster my portfolio, should put me in a good spot by next summer. Aso after a meeting with the college's careers department I am looking forward to this next chapter, where I'll graduate and find work. Researching the best ways to show myself off has pushed me to using these key platforms, and with some work, these are at a good stage where all I need to do is focus on creating.
My next step is doing what I love.