CTX – Week 19

FINAL REFLECTION When I decided to jump from the Science stream to Arts, I freaked out and panicked and hyperventilated every single day after submitting my enrollment form. Joining a design school for me meant giving up my JPA scholarship (goodbye free degree), and facing judgement from literally everyone around me. I gave up so…

CTX – Week 18

REFLECTION (FINAL PROJECT) Where to begin. (You should probably know that my thoughts are just free-flowing right now, and I probably won’t edit them later. Designing spontaneous moments right?) The entire point of us filming this video was to find out how good design lecturers are at expecting the unexpected. Well, guess what? They’re pretty…

CTX – Week 17

VICTIM #3: MR ERNESTO I really, really want to write what I feel about his reaction, but I’m trying my best to suppress it because everything is supposed to be a surprise blah blah. So I’ll talk about our juniors, instead. I actually think they hate us now. Exhibit A: We completely embarrassed ourselves in…

CTX – Week 16

Let’s just say that we pretty much abandoned the plan and winged everything after Mr Charles’ prank. VICTIM #1: MR CHARLES I think his surprise was the most extreme out of all of them. We made sure to make his prank extra special, because he made it very clear last semester that there wasn’t much…

CTX – Week 15

PLANNING & PROGRESS UPDATE Two words. Flower. Masks. I can’t believe we’re actually doing this, but it was unanimously agreed upon by everyone in the group. All of us felt that the flower masks were so bizarre that no one with a single ounce of sanity would see it coming. The idea actually came from…

CTX – Week 13 & 14

FINAL PROJECT PROPOSAL As our final project is fully self-directed, we had to write our own proposal for our video, including the objective, problem statement and the general plan on how we were to go about the entire thing. It took us a while to actually get it done, because we were kind of lost…

CTX – Week 12

This week, we met with Mr Charles to discuss our final project. It was pretty fun because he actually gave us a lot of new ideas on how to make our video more interesting. So now instead of a documentary, my group is going to come up with a prank video. This’ll either be really…

CTX – Week 10 & 11

FINAL PROJECT BRIEF Video? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. I told myself I wouldn’t act anymore after our English Term Project film, but look how things turned out. If I wanted to be in front of a camera I would’ve joined Mass Comm, not Design. But there’s really no point complaining, since there isn’t much Mr Charles can do…

CTX – Week 9

ASSIGNMENT 2 & 3 (REFLECTION) Note: previous blog posts have been updated with more details. This week, we submitted our final set design sketches to Bryan and Co., which marks the end of Assignment 2 and 3. So Mr Charles wants us to blog about our journey through this set design assignment and our reflection…

CTX – Week 8

Again, nothing much to blog about for my group. Execution stand is pretty much ready to go. All I did this week was make scale models for the stages and backdrops. Everyone else seemed busy refining their set designs, so I volunteered the make the models (also because I was bored and couldn’t go home…

CTX – Week 7

What went down today: The set design for my group was the first to be confirmed. So I guess we’re done (?). Kind of feels like I cheated on a test or something because the other groups are nowhere near done. But there really isn’t much to design for the execution stand. We just met…

CTX – Week 6

MONDAY Don’t ask me to blog about the lecture because I honestly forgot everything Mr Charles said. I only remember two pictures- the one of price tags that he forgot the significance of and the last poster that was kind of sci-fi and bizarre and just really tacky, but somehow that style kind of worked…