Our past studio class at AC4D presented the conclusion of isolated storyboard iteration and marked the start of a new step. Up until now the focus of the studio was to build upon the ability to translate stories into images that could stand alone. At first this seems like a simple task but the time and energy that it actually takes to communicate to groups of individuals is much more difficult than it seems. I felt that this last class was one of the first times that I actually understood the technique on how to effectively complete this process. The positive energy and excitement that I had was slowly extinguished by the new assignment. For our next assignment the objective is to come up with a legal business that generates $1,000 in capital.
Hearing this at first was difficult for me to understand. I had been running on less sleep than usual. Earlier that week I had been in Dallas for a business conference and meeting with clients. This left me hustling the night before class completing the studio storyboard and forgoing any possibility of rest. After I went home, passed out, and while waking up over a cup of coffee it finally hit me; the oh shit moment.
Currently, I have no idea what my move is going to be. Looking at this assignment there I understand that there are primarily two different directions that I can go. They are physical product or synthesize a business model. I know I can make some type of device, object, or image to sell. This process will take longer rounding up materials, finding space, and generate slower return over time. The other will definitely take time as well but has the potential of great reach.
If you’re reading this future Kurt, I hope you figured out what the hell to do.No Comments »