||[Mar. 29th, 2006|12:38 pm]
So I am doing my Advertising course, I am about 4 weeks into it now, I am enjoying it quite a bit. I am doing two courses "Introduction to Advertising" and "Understanding the Creative Process". The Intro course is mandatory, after that you can go which ever way you want in the industry, I'm not interesting in doing Account Management so I am not going to bother doing the courses related to that department. Personally, I want to be in the Creative Department as a Copywriter, which is why I am doing "Understanding the Creative Process". Hopefully I can get a entry level job in a local agency or whatever, because some of the advanced courses require relevant work experience and I just don't have that at the moment. So anyway the courses are run once a week, 3 hour lectures plus assignments and homework and all that kind of stuff. |
In the Introduction course all the people there are in the same age bracket (18-25) and on the same personality, which is cool. There is a girl there that I think is quite nice, we talk when we walk back to our cars, if I wasnt a wuss I'd ask her out, but then again I don't really know if she's got a boyfriend/girlfriend/fiance/fiancess/husband/wife. I know that she only finished school last year, so shes probably at most 18, im 21 so I'm not too fussed about age differences like that, but I draw the line at 18, but then again she seems to act more mature than a lot of people older than her that I know, which to me is what matters. For our major assignment in that course you have to partner up with someone, but the lecturer picked partners for us. There are 4 guys and 4 girls so he thought it would be cool to have guy/girl partnerships. So I'm thinking "Boy I sure do hope I get Courtney." So anyway he has a pile of the girls names on pieces of paper and guys names on pieces of paper that he draws at random. So he starts matching, "Ok so Courtney will be paired up with...." and I'm thinking "kevinkevinkevinkevinkevinkevinkevinkevin"......"Courtney will be paired up with.....Elliot."
FUCK YOU, ELLIOT FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU AND YOUR EVERYTHING YOU STAND FOR! THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT!
The Creative Process one is cool, because we have to make our own Ads based on the Brief we are given, then we present them to the class and the get graded, I missed the first two lectures because of my Comedy commitments during the Fringe Festival so I had to jump in without any knowledge gained from the lectures, The Ads I presented were good in my opinion, the teacher said that the idea was good and it was different it just needed to be refined more, so that what I was saying in the Ad was relevant to the product, which is fair enough because I didn't refine it, I thought of the idea in my head and just ran with it. So with this weeks assignment I will think of the idea and then spend more time making it fit more with the product. The people in this class are much more diverse, I am probably the youngest one there, the oldest looks to be about 35 maybe. We had a guest speaker last night that used to do a lot of comedy writing for radios and sitcoms etc, before the class began I was sitting next to him and we were talking, I made the mistake of telling him that I was a comedian, because when he was giving his lecture he would pick on me a bit, because comics have to come up with ideas all the time and because I told him I was a comedian he knew that I could act a little bit and then got me to stand up infront of everyone (when I least expected it) and made me act out things just by word association...like he would say "doctor" and I would have to act like a doctor..."football player", "used car salesman" followed. Whats also unique about the people in this class is that they are all DIFFERENT, and some of them are very eccentric. Once I get comfortable with my surroundings I generally become the eccentric one, but they've had the luxury of bonding in the first two weeks while I was out performing.
Oh and I'm starting to run and exercise more everyday, I want to take my Muay Thai seriously and I don't want to crash during the training, so I am trying to get my stamina up. Running sucks, I try run 4kms but I can barely run 4 metres. Its not the most exciting way to exercise but at the same time it lets me think about stuff a lot, especially when I have to think up ideas for assignments and jokes.
AAAAAAAAAAAND. DJ Starscream is coming back to Australia!! But he's only doing the East Coast, which means that if I am going to go see him, I am going to have to travel, I have never been Interstate before, so it will be cool...I just don't want to go by myself though...anyone want to come with me? Where else would you get the opportunity to see a DJ perform in a club? Thats what I thought.
That is all.
XXX - Kevin