A Brighter Future

Gantt chart pictureMoving forward in my project has had its challenges for me. I’m painfully behind on filming and I haven’t been putting in the effort that my peers expect from me at this stage in the game. Now, you might be wondering how and why I’m so behind on my project but, let me tell you how I’m going to get on track first.

We implemented something called a gantt chart into our daily schedules. The gantt chart is a timeline of work that needs to be done from week eight of Propel all the way to the end of the semester. For example, my project relates to film. So, I broke down each film into three categories’ pre-production, production and post production. These three categories are all assigned specific start and end dates.

Going back to why I’m behind, I haven’t finished my production on time. I’m currently behind on a week’s worth of work. So, how am I going to combat this issue? My answer is to start taking a bigger focus on my project. I’m trying my hardest to drop other tasks outside of school that eat up so much of my time in and out of school (for example, several bands). Did you catch that oxymoron? What I’m trying to articulate is that I’ve taken on so many tasks that I’ve backed myself into a corner and had to work on them in school, when I should be working on my project. To defend myself however, the projects I have been doing outside of school have been going quite well and I’m proud of the work I’ve done, but that negates the fact.

My next couple of weeks will not look the same, I’ve been saying for a couple of blogs now that I’m just going to have to get work done, but that’s not working for me. I need to set specific goals for myself and really push myself to get them done on time. My goal is to finish at least one or two films and get caught up with my gantt chart these next couple of weeks. I’m not going to try to make them artful or insightful, but at least well shot. Why? Well, that’s the direction I’ve decided to take my project. I just want to learn the information about film making and apply that into future projects.

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