For this task, I needed to create a timeline of my time doing my college course (Digital Design and Animation). The reason for doing this task is to show off my skills and show how they have developed over the two years. It is also showing how I developed my interest in animation and app/e-book development.
For this task, we had to conduct some primary research by going out into Canterbury and gather any form of material we would find useful for our Extended Project. I went out and took photos of medieval architecture and landscape. I originally wanted to create my own backgrounds but changed my project after doing this task, it is now creating an e-book how history is visualised in animation. However, these photos are still useful to be because I can use them to compare how buildings from animation look compared with real life equivalents.
I needed to figure out what I needed to gather and where would be the most useful places for this. I thought photos would be a good media to record out I needed. The places I thought would have been most useful are Dane John Gardens, Canterbury Cathedral, the area around the Marlowe Theatre, the West Gate Towers and Canterbury Castle. I need medieval architecture so Canterbury town centre is useful for that because a lot of it is medieval and Dane John Gardens is useful for landscape photos because of The Mound in the centre of the gardens that gives you a great view of the surrounding landscape.
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By doing this task I can use the photos I have taken for real life comparison of animated buildings. I can also look into the history of the buildings and see if they have a similar purpose to buildings in animated films. I do think I should have looked at more of a variety of pictures and examples to look at.
A CV, portfolio and a cover letter are important things to have when searching for a job. They let employers know who you are, what skills you have and how professional you are. With my portfolio and CV, they both detail my skills and qualification. They clearly present what skills I have and earned, it also presents the skills I am currently working on and need improving on. I feel though they are plain and could do with improvement in how they look. They need to be eye catching but not too dazzling that it puts the reader off.
A portfolio is important for a creative industry job because you can demonstrate what you have done and keep adding to the portfolio. You can bring a portfolio of your work to a job interview and show it off and you can have an online portfolio for easy access or to get your name out there. A CV is useful when applying for a job because it simply shows off what you done, the preattentional employer would not have a lot of time on their hands and would have to briefly look at everyone application. A cover letter is useful to go with a CV because you need to make an impression on the employer and writing them a letter will give them a sense of who you are.