Overall I feel I have enjoyed working on this topic, but as always I feel as if I could have spent more time on it. Previously I have begun to find that working on a single topic over long periods of time has been problematic, as the work seems to drag on. This time, I feel that splitting the project into distinct elements has helped with my ability to remain keen on a single subject for long amounts of time.
With more time I'd have liked to spend a little more time on testing around the 3 products, and will probably still do this, in order that the research informs the script of my proposed films most effectively. I feel that the DYT... research uncovered some very interesting material for the Quarantine Zone/Rest Stop Object, and would like to do something similar with the other 2 products.
Choosing an area of research which was personal to me was also an advantage with keeping my attention for so long. My own situation wsa interesting, as over the course of the project, my phone had broken once, and I had also moved to a new flat without internet access. In a sense, I was experiencing what the Connecti_On objects proposed to do.
Aside from the inital 'what project will I do' panic, self set briefs are without doubt more engaging than usual. However, I would like to have had experience prior to fourth year on writing these.
My only concern about my choice was that I had ended up doing a very research based topic, which under utilised the skills I had previously learned in IMD, which had generally been craft, or creation based. Hopefully within the run up to the degree show I can use these skills more.