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Semester 4 Result!


I got my result!!

Okay.. I’m happy with it yet also disappointed, lol. Happy that I don’t have any ugly C’s..but unhappy that I didn’t get all A’s. Oh well, you can’t be too perfect XD But I did bounce back from my horrible near-fail experience in semester 3 :D Here’s my result:

Presentation Skills : B+
Black & White Photography : B-
Animation 1 : A
Video Production 1 : A-
Script Writing : A-

GPA: 3.48

OMG totally unexpected!

Presentation Skills – Okay, I was hoping for an A for this but I got B+ and Ms Jenny was giving me the result today and I was whining, asking her why she gave me only a B+ and she was like, I should be glad cuz she failed a lot of people..ack. At first she was scaring me when I reached the room, lol.. I thought I did bad and Ms Jenny reminded me that in semester 3 after all the troubles I had, I did promise them I’d bounce back and get at least a 3.50 GPA for the next semester so I was very disappointed I’m only 0.02 points away from getting that. :( :( Only 0.02 points away!! ARRRRGH

Black & White Photography – Hmm Mr Kelvin is extremely nice yet he’s the toughest to please lol Even for last semester, he gave most of us a B.. and he did it again this semester for me.  Oh well. Haha It was fun though doing all those developing black and white photos. I didn’t do well in printing the pics cuz I keep getting bugged by the guys haha.. plus I was rushing cuz I wanted to finish it before 8 PM.. I hate being at college after 6 pm cuz it’s spooky..

Animation 1 – So Mr Terry was right when he told me and Jackie we got A.. :D I was kinda expecting the A anyway cuz I worked so hard to research and do the final project which was the 3D commercial logo animation.. and my hard work has been paid off with that A :D What a relief!

Video Production 1UNEXPECTED! My group did not do well in the creative stage, hell, we didn’t have much to produce during the presentation unlike the other group. I still remember when Eddie said something like we pretty much fucked the presentation/creative stage and on the verge of failing AGAIN.. and our only chance to save us from failing is that we’d do extremely well during production and post-production.. from that point I pretty much said we’re fucked. I thought even if we do good in the final thing, we’d prolly get just B’s or C’s.. but I still worked my ass off just to save me from failing, so that was unexpected.. thanks Eddie XD I saw Andrea’s (she’s in the other group) result, and she got A- too for their redbull ad.

Script Writing – Even more UNEXPECTED! Okay, I did the best I could for this class. I never failed to produce anything Eddie asked us to show.. whether it’s the pitching, the treatment, the draft etc and I was doing well until the final submission day, lol. It’s because the night before I was doing developing photo you see until 8 pm, and I only reached home at 10 pm. Then the next day I had to cut those photos and mounting board and frame them. So I didn’t have time to do the script. So I asked Eddie if I could submit the next day.. he even asked what went wrong cuz I was doing fine before this lol So he gave me until midnight to email him the script or I’d lose marks.. but I procrastinated and stayed in college for my junior’s fundamental of direction final assessment cuz I wanted to see their film.. and I only started writing my script after midnight, after hours of fighting writer’s block lol My brain only works during the night. I finally finished it at 5 am, emailed it to him and later that day went with Jackie and Ito to bind the script and submitted it at 4 pm. Hehe. So the A- was unexpected.. plus I didn’t think I did good anyway, rushing the story and all…plus doing it after midnight and I was sleepy as hell lol. I thought I prolly wrote crap.

Sorry for the long story lol. After I got the result, Ka Mun and Yee Sing came to pick up their result and I ended up staying there and hanging out with them for a while whining and being annoying with our result lol. Ka Mun has so much pressure on her. She got 3.75 GPA and I was like extremely jealous at her but I found out she needs to maintain at least 3.70 GPA every semester or she’ll lose her scholarship. Wow. I could never handle that extreme pressure. Even my PTPTN loan needs just at least 2.0 GPA minimum every semester hehe.

Well overall, I”m still quite happy with my result. I did work extremely hard so yeah. Fuuhh. Just this semester and then I’m free for a 1 1/2 months.. yay..

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Sem 4 is over!


Semester 4 is officially over!! I’m freeeee!…. for a week.
Oh huge burden has been lifted.

I submitted my last Animation 1 final assignment today.. thank god 3Ds Max finished rendering just in time… I was so scared I couldn’t make it.

My semester 4 went better than I expected. Sure, it has been stressful.. there was conflicts etc etc but that’s normal and there was nothing extreme.. and I didn’t whine as much as I did before, lol. Even Eddie agreed. Unfortunately this is the last semester for my lecturer Mr Eddie. Ya know, he’s the only lecturer that has seen the vulnerable side of me last semester? O.o I hope the new lecturer will be ok and won’t make my next semester a living hell. Next semester will be a short semester, and I’ll be taking only 2 subjects, FILM APPRECIATION and ANIMATION 2. Plus, Ramadhan month will start next week…argh college during fasting month would be torture!

So here’s what I think about semester 4.

Presentation Skills
At first, the thought of having a class with Ms Jenny is scary, lol. Honestly. Not saying she’s bad or scary or anything, just that I was scared I wouldn’t be able to make it through. I’ve never had class with her, and since I fucked up last semester, I’ve seen her super strict and scary side. I was scared I won’t be able to present good and she’d be disappointed or something. And the thought of having group presentation on most of presentations, and the fact that we have to change group members on each presentation is scary since the class has July batch students from all courses. But everything went ok. I was absent on couple of classes, so I hope that won’t affect my marks that much.

Black & White Photography
Ahhh one of the ‘fun’ classes. It was fun developing black and white pictures manually! I’ve always wondered how they develop photos and wanted to do learn it and I’ve finally experienced it myself. Last Monday, after the assessment, I went to develop the remaining photos I had.. only me and Ying were girls.. the rest were all guys. Omg. It was CHAOTIC lol. I was being bullied by the guys so bad, LOL. Good kind of bullying though. Especially Min and Nik and this guy whose name I’ve forgotten (sorry) I wanted to finish my photos as fast as possible and they keep delaying me, lol. They keep wanting me to teach them how to do them. Plus they keep teasing me and screaming my name for fun, lol. At least they amused me, and my stress was lessen a lot. I went back at 7.30 pm but then it started raining heavily. :( I couldn’t go home until 9 pm to do my script :( I had to wait at a kopitiam (restaurant). Luckily there was free wi-fi and I brought my laptop.

Video Production 1
Ahhh… the most stressful one. lol. This is the only class that started well with lots of students, but ended up having only few students at the end. My group was the most unfortunate. Started out with 8 members, one never showed up, down to 7… then one by one had to defer semester. :( Shooting was the most tiring. We should have gone with the soft drinks idea, because the jeans commercial is HARD. I’ll write in a new post on how my project went, plus I’ll post the advertisement that we did. But during the final assessment, it was a relief that they all liked the advertisement so it was well worth the stress and pain and shit.

Scriptwriting
This class started out less stressful at first, then quite free but stressful at the last minute.. but I had fun too creating my own movie script lol. I couldn’t submit on Tuesday because I was rushing to finish my photography, but I told Eddie I’d finish it and email him the soft copy by Tuesday night but unfortunately I could only manage to finish my script at 5 am :( I hope he won’t minus my mark. The next day it was tiring cuz I waited for Jackie to finish his script and print it…then me, him and Ito went to the shop to bind it…went here and there then back at college etc… went to college at 11 am and went back at 5 pm thus fucking up my plan to do animation.

Animation 1
I finally learned 3Ds Max! I’ve grown to love that software.. I want to master it but 3D is so complicated :( I’ve been torturing my brain for this subject, lol. I couldn’t finish my last project last night cuz I was soooooo friggin tired and my brain just wouldn’t work x.x I fell asleep and woke up at 11 am…I was rushing to finish the animation and shit and thank god it finished rendering before 5 pm. Didn’t turn out as I had planned it but it’s not so bad either. I’ll post the video later and pictures.

In fact, I’ll make new posts for each subjects and post my works. Um maybe I’ll finish my college blog and post it there.

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Script


I finally finished my script at 5 am. I suddenly had a flow of ideas for the story after midnight. My brain only works after midnight, hmph. I didn’t sleep at all, I rushed to print the script, fixing my printer etc and probably had only 10 minutes sleep before I went to the college. I agreed to go bind the script with Jackie so at 11 am I went to college, wanted to pick him up but he hasn’t finished his script. So stayed there, worked with him with his script etc We saw Mr Eddie and he said I sent my file at 8 am, lol. No I sent at 5 am, hehe.

Jackie and I went to a few shops but their printing service is damn expensive and Jackie didn’t want to spend 10 bucks for 20 pages script. We went back to college and he asked for Ms Chong’s help and he edited his script until like almost 3-ish. We saw Ito cuz he came to see Eddie to explain why he was missing during final assessment.  Then we all went to the stationary store to bind our scripts, and send it to Mr Eddie. Me and Jackie relaxed a bit and went back home.

Only 3D left.

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Script Due Day


In the morning I was rushing to finish my photography with mounting photos and stuff..I sms’d Mr Kelvin and all asking for extension until 12 pm..unfortunately at 12 pm, it was raining VERY HEAVILY. I managed to finish it BUT when I reached college, Ms Lin already went home ARGH. Luckily I found Joe at the dark room so he told me to put my photos in the room. Then I found Jackie and he was rushing to finish his script. We’re supposed to hand it in today before 5 but I couldn’t finish my script because I was doing the photography. So I decided to see Mr Eddie to ask (or beg) for an extension. So me and Jackie went to see him and he was like “What happened? You were doing so well?” meaning I never failed to finish whatever work he wanted to see in class like treatment or whatever but then I couldn’t finish the script? I explained I didn’t have enough time and begged and begged and he gave me an option to submit by tonight by emailing him the file or submit tomorrow and risk losing some marks, I chose NOT to lose marks of course lol. I promised him I’d email him the file before 12 am.

Then I found out it was assessment day for my juniors’ Fundamental of Directing class.. I decided to procrastinate and stay to watch their assessment, lol. Jackie was rushing to finish his script. Everyone did great with their film! I was impressed because they had no knowledge of editing or cinematography and all, but they did great. I especially like Aznita’s film because it was about the life of a toilet paper, lol.. it was so fucking hilarious..plus she combined stop motion animation too. And I guess she went to the US and filmed there too so that was cool.

I stayed around after that until like 6 pm, then only I went home but had writer’s block to continue my script. Argh.

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Stuff


This was a few weeks ago… AUGUST 14TH 2008

Tuesday, well, in the morning, it was Black & White photography class.. we developed our 2nd roll of film :D So I was in the dark room with Jackie & Joe loading our films and stuff. Someone friggin turned on the light! Luckily my negative was not affected cuz Jackie hasn’t pulled it out yet.. fuhhhh. I would cry if the light ruined it! But negative turned out ok! :D Fuhhh…. I was sooooo scared it’d turn out like the first one…haha cuz I was so stupid. After class, went to lunch with kathy & Ka Mun…then went for video production 1 class.. there was no class actually. My group is having problems…blah… AND, Adura…has…to….defer…… semester…omg. First Nesh, then Halili…now her. Omg. And we only have 2 weeks left until the end of semester…argh. We’re lacking crew! Now only 4 of us. Other group has 7. Urgh. And we asked Farah to be our talent XD Hopefully she won’t disappoint us.

Wednesday (today)… scriptwriting class.. and there was no class, lol. I just hand in my first draft of script then I could go home..but I decided to stay to see how Ka Mun and Joe do their animation..haha was the best decision ever.. it was sooooo fucking hilarious! I remember when I had to do mine with Boy last semester… with all the stress, the crying, the bitching… staying up all night doing the silhouette animation with him… lol anyways..  I took some pictures of them… and like 15 minutes long video using my cellphone lol but I won’t post the video.

This is how you do a silhouette stop-motion animation. You cut the image from black sugar paper and put it on lightbox, with the camera on top, and you capture it. I like their scenery, plus the characters. They’re doing samurai and ninja.. haha Joe’s ninja is fucking hilarious.

I really like it @_@ really nice.i hated the cutting part though, lol.

And then capturing it in the imac.

I was there for 2 hours-ish and we never stopped laughing. Haha. It was soooo hilarious.. esp. when Joe were being silly, and talked with Japanese accent. We were laughing so much that he even rolled on the floor laughing, LOL. Ka Mun was animating a bird and the outcome was so funny, I was laughing till my stomach hurt. Hehe. I like silhouette animation. I’d do it again if I don’t have any other works to do because stop-motion animation is soooooooooo time consuming. It takes friggin long to do but it’s the most fun.

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