PHO705: Opening Night Party

PHO705: Easter Reflection

This an important Milestone in my assignment plan.

Hand in statuses

FMP Proposal 10 points

Status Green – submitted and marked at Week 4

FMP Critical Review Journal CRJ 10 points

Status Amber/Green – up to date with around 4 more posts to make.

Important Note:

  • All FMP entries are titled by module identifier PHO705
  • Search is provided- page all the way down to view the tag cloud, category selector and search box.

Link michaelturnercrj.blog

FMP Critical Review of Practice 20 points

CRoP-Version3c

This is ready for review.

FMP PDF 60 points

Status Amber/Red – completion is dependent on making that’s work in progress.

The FMP PDF is WIP:

Exhibition Prints

Status Amber – poster board printing and edit of 50 down to 20 images is lined up to start. Materials available and inks replenished.

Book

Status Amber – interview text and some poetry/prose is written and ready for an edit. The picture edit is to be tightened up and layout created in InDesign. This is a time-consuming activity. The book was proposed by the University as the replacement activity of the postponed exhibition.

ISSUU

An electronic publication on ISSUU is a step in visualising the book before printing and hand binding.

Portfolio Website

Status Amber – draft published pre the edit. The picture edit is in work.

Link: https://www.michaelmturnerphotography.com

Other Elements

Status Red – these activities have been prioritised down in favour of the marked assignments and in line with Exhibition postponement.

Note: the August 2019 exhibition ran for eight days for the same project with the last module images. The other elements were used for that.

Supporting elements to be remade: audio recording, moving stills, and video.

Review

I’ve planned to gain review, some is in and other practitioners will need the items above to make comment.

This will be my final stage adjusting to the public presentation of my FMP and a vital opportunity to make adjustments before handling in.

PHO705: Easter Reflection

The Final Major Project is expected to adapt to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Falmouth University Self-help

A series of Thursday meetings have been run or engaged in for students as a Final Major Project cross-cohort group. We are all affected by the pandemic that is currently peaking.

Effects of imposed social isolation are many, from not being able to shoot project images anymore, through to cancelled exhibitions.

There is increased engagement from our tutors and module leaders at this time with many inspirational guest lectures.

A personal challenge, exhibition apart, is simply writing with distractions and increased communications with families and through a media storm.

Completion of the MA

There are two key communications:

  • PhotoHub – Announcements – ECs Updates from the University Course Leader 20 Mar.
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor 3 Apr. Coronavirus: update on assessments.

I’ve really no idea how to fully interpret these in my circumstances, without stopping to clarify. With time already lost to the pandemic, I cannot sustain too much more delay.

As for self-isolating, I’ve been isolating in effect since the end of September and I’m quite used to it now.

My work was designed to be sustainable from 3 months into the course. If necessary I could simulate glow using pressure marks in a similar way to exposing photographic paper.

As for making I planned in advance and have enough materials for printing and book binding. The main problem is the writing of a 20 point review that has taken an inordinate time and is currently 2/3 rds of the way through it third incarnation.

In a sense, it is needed in advance of making as the guiding intent. But then it can’t complete until the work has gone public. I think the Critical Review of Practice CRoP should be renamed the Catch22 Review of Practice CRoP because of this gotcha. I hope this entanglement might be recognised for future cohorts.