Creative Elements Module Assessment

 The initial beginning of this semester was very intimidating and stressful as there was loads of new people, new software, new ways of thinking and a lot of work. It puts you on edge making you think that you are not possibly good enough to do this course as when meeting all these new amazing people with skills that you do not have makes you feel as though it is impossible to even progress. But as the weeks developed and we began learning more about the progression within the subject and that we all had a variant of skills that were all useful we found that we were all pretty capable and helpful in a way which made working in teams great as everyone brought a little something different to the group 
 
The weeks fly by and you don’t have a lot of time to reflect on what you are learning, you just keep moving forward and  from this you find yourself doing/creating things that you didn’t realise you could do. The environment in which we learn is like a mini community. We not only learn from just the classes we have you also learn from the people around us. Each element that happened within a week taught you quickly and your time was filled with a whole learning experience, which was fantastic. Small projects helped you with the larger projects and every class we had was very important to the whole movement of the semester and your personal work.  
 
You learn a wide variant of skills and you use the things from previous weeks discussed to help progress your current work. The class is very supportive and the environment itself is that of a welcomed and comfortable one, where your ideas are never really judged or pinned down as stupid and the work that you create is always enjoyed by at least one person. 
 
It does get very stressful as you find yourself only thinking of animation and you begin to feel guilty for doing anything but the work. The work load never feels finished, because it is not, you can always do more, you can always do better, or at least that’s the way I felt while working throughout the semester. But this can be a positive as well as it keeps you busy, it keeps you productive and it keeps your mind filled so as you can’t really have time to worry on other elements in life. But it can affect your sleep, eating habits and other elements of health, as you find your free time very limited and most free time is trying to sleep for a few hours.   
 
All in all this semester has been a love hate one for me, I have found the most amazing friends in the world because of it, developed skills that I didn’t think was possible, met minds of great people, learnt so much on an understanding of other people’s emotional level and also on an educational level and was constantly in a state of productivity.