This project was different than what I was used to. We were placed in this team together and at almost all other projects I’ve done I worked with people I knew. This has a huge advantage but also a disadvantage. You know the people and know what you can expect from them but also you don’t know how I would be with others and what the effect would be if you would work with ‘strangers’. Well this happened right here and it was informative. I learned that especially at the start of a study there are people not at their right spot so you have to deal with different interests. Also motivation and hobbies are different and you have to take that into account. But on the positive side I was surprised by the new and interesting points of view and that’s the biggest advantage when you are working with others. You shouldn’t prejudice anything they are saying and you should think twice about everything they say because their way of thinking can be totally different than yours so you don’t directly understand the essence of what they mean.
Out of Office video
For Out of Office I was asked to make a video about their presentation, I did this together with Yannick Brouwer. This video should communicate the style of Out of Office. This is new for me and a whole new challenge. First you have to get a feeling with the company after that you should edit it in such a way that others can see what the environment is about the presentation. I realized that it is not easy to edit video in such a way to cover the style of a company next time I will take notes before the shooting so I can adept the raw material to what I need instead of shooting and after that look for the right pictures to include. Also for communicating the steps between the final deliverable I have to find something that works good for the company and for myself. Now we used dropbox, skype and vimeo but there has to be a way that is easier for the company.
Double exposure, canon vs NikonThis movie was mostly promoted by use of twitter. This was the first time a noticed and experienced how a viral works and can be generated. This is real handy when you want something to get published but you don’t have the money to buy some advertorials at websites. Also the whole making of this project was mostly done by use of skype, an online forum and email. Cause of the open project everyone had to be involved but some decisions had to be made so there is also a team who makes the decisions. For me it was good to learn how teams and tasks are divided to increase the efficiency.