Monitoring & Evaluation: Your Experiences So Far

Working in creative industries means constantly checking on how the market, your clients, your collaborators, and you yourself as an artist-entrepreneur are doing.


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Let’s see how we’re doing right now and what kinds of ideas you have for the GESCI-AKE Creative Media Venture. You have just completed the first evaluation. We summarized your ideas for you here.

Please take a look, and if you feel like it, add new ideas as comments below!


The best of the best:

  •    Screen-ups are essential! “Help in our growth”.
  •    Team work is key! “The same spirit will keep us walking”.

Practical take-aways this month:

  •    Specific artistic-creative skills: Exaggerated forms to create an interesting animation; character design; how make a soundtrack; creative writing and drawing, scripting; how to use Adobe after-effects; HUD Interface: “A very interesting topic and an achievement!
  •    Concrete constraints and practices: Media law, intellectual property rights and law.
  •    Tools of the trade: “I learnt that a client can reject your entire year’s project if he/she feels it is not right. And to save on time it is good to start afresh considering the input of the client.”

We need more of:

  •    Time! “I would love if we could be meeting up even on the weekends and extra hours just to catch up with the current ongoing projects”.
  •    Connectivity: Better Internet access.
  •    Specific tools: Adobe after effects and other software, scripting…
  •    Business-market-marketing-start-up skills and knowledge: industry knowledge and analysis, (global) marketing strategies “I feel I need more knowledge in project management in the field of talent and also more in networking.”
  •    Instructional design: Video tutorials, smaller projects; AND complete projects. Field trips?


The best of the best:

  •    The interactive open classes: the life cycle model.
  •    Screen ups: Work shared from blogs and from videos and audios; rigging of characters; great progress in sound design; great work in 2D animation!
  •    Guest speakers (especially the intellectual property lawyer “who came as a guest this month provided very useful information for the students and us tutors on legal practices to adhere to when dealing with clients to avoid mishaps and copyright infringement”).

We will do [more of]:

  •       Every class is important and time management is key so that it may be easier for everyone to progress at the same time at the same level.
  •       Smaller class assignments, maybe to check the progress and encourage more student discussions; will integrate the enterprise model as well.
  •       Focus more on exposing the students (through videos) to international industry experts.
  •       Repair all slow machines.

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