Tuesday, 7 May 2013
In Praise of the Bucks Media Collaborations Page
Not many universities can claim to offer the kinds of opportunities for collaboration in arts and media that are available at Bucks. Lecturers love it when their students reach out to other departments; it helps foster creative thinking across disciplines, and it make student projects more reflective of real-world problem solving. When you graduate, most of your media projects will be group collaborations, so getting used to working with other artists in teams is part of getting ready for a successful career.
Need a voice actor? A sound designer? A camera operator to shoot green screen for you? Someone to help out with motion capture? A dancer to choreograph a sequence? Look no further than the Bucks Media Collaboration page at Facebook. It's a closed group (as it should be) so you'll have to get invited by a member, but join up and you have access to a whole roster of talent across almost every conceivable media discipline.
Building a successful career in the arts is about inspiring other people to work with you, developing interesting projects and bringing other people on board. You can't be an expert at everything, but you can get to know other students who are experts, who can help you out. Surrounding yourself with talent is what every good director does. Work with people who are better than you - and they make you look good.
So don't delay - join up now.
(Editor's note: For more on the Bucks Media Collaborations Page, see this article. To find out more about how to work successfully on group projects, check out this piece. )