Aug '09 - Dec '09
Just got out of our first formal review with Professor Mateo.
Maybe it is just me, but spending literally the entire day (8 hours) to talk about schematic programming of every project in the class just doesn't seem like a good use of time.
I see the point in participating in/ watching the review of other people's work as well (because everyone usually runs into the same problems usually). But for 8 hours? Is this like a standard European thing or something? Everyone else seemed relatively unphased by an entire day of program placement.
It was really odd the beginning of the review (maybe this is a european thing too). We came in and no one knew anything about what to do, etc- so we were just all standing around. One of the assistant came down from the offices above our studio and put up a schedule and told the first two groups to pin up. We did. Then we stood around for a while. Then we started to mull over to the pin up wall. Then the assistants all came down and everyone starting getting quiet, etc. Then we waited. Just sitting. Then Professor Mateo came down and I really had the feeling like we should be clapping or something. Then the review started and it felt relatively natural.
Ok- not completely. There wasn't a lot of discussion I felt like (how could there not be in 8 hours!?) and was mostly one way criticism. And no one from the class said a word during other students reviews. At UT we present for 2-5 minutes (depending on the scope of the project) then pretty much field questions and just talk with the critics the rest of the time. And at least a few people speak up during the review.
Just observations. Overall it went well. Need to put some more thought in my "situation plan". (aka, site plan. this makes sense I guess- just never heard it before.)
I got into that video class, did the 4 day workshop- and now the class is over. Very long weekend of filming, editing, reviewing, etc. My thursdays are now free every other week. Woot.
Ok, that's all. I haven't been hiking in like 3 weeks. I am getting antsy. Going next weekend for sure. This weekend hopefully at least a day.
And afterward i'll make architecture.