Okay now it is reading week and i have just emailed Eduardo about me just recieving an email from Jeanette saying who my client was, i find out my client is Zarina's Biscuits, i find this at first funny but after reading the scenerio provided in pdf file i realise this person is making some serious money and his a successfull company in its speciality market.
I am told by Eduardo that i will have to do my presentation the week after Reading Week and i find that first no problem but after a while i realise more problems arise that seriously hamper my studying as a whole not just Multimedia II module. Firstly though i do create my 3 designs on Powerpoint and am ready for my presentation.
What i think of these designs is:-
Design 1 and 2: I created these using dreamweaver thinking that it would be not only easier but quicker to use that tool only to realise we are creating a fully Flash functional site not using other software. So those quickly become a waste of time.
Design 3: The only one i do create in Flash and will eventually be the one i choose to make in the end albeit a minor few changes needed here and there.
Week 7 & 8
Shock and horror! This week after reading week i recieve a letter through the post from the university saying that if i dont pay my fees in 10-12 days i will be excluded, not only do recieve this bad news i am now offically blocked from accessing webCT and logging on to any university PC at all, this really pisses me off but thinking about it i have unable to log in AT ALL in Mulitmedia II labs and have absolutely no lab work to show and produce for my final week in the CD-ROM when needed to. I feel this has pretty much made me fail this and other modules and have become really disheartened by this, i now have an enormous pressure on me to get this work done but without any lad work, contact with my client and time i feel my days are numbered.
This week is when i was meant to show my designs as stated i cannot log in and my Flash-Drive/MP3 player is corrupted at the wrong time.
Due to me not being able to get any work done in this module i decide to go to my other lessons which clash with this module, I have 225cs lab at 12pm-1pm, 268 lec and lab from 1pm-3pm, this means that i can only ever be avaiable for one hour in the end of the day for Multimedia II, i realise i am probably the only one who has this many clashes on a friday, bad news numbero infinity!
Week 9 & 10
Week 9 has no lesson, not that i would have turned up anyway, and i try my best to get started on this Flash work, but i soon realise i have 4 pieces of assignment that needs handing in prior to this and do not touch it at all, i had no choice really. But i do research some sites and find some excellent Flash tutorial sites that show how to do some very nice animaiton which i think i might actually use, i check out the usual biscuit websites Mcvities has no flash on their site, they o consider the biggest biscuit company around but i also find that Cadbury's Fingers has its own site which does indeed have Flash. http://www.cadburyfingers.com/default2.asp
As much as i want to copy and use their site as a big inspiration i know as a fact i wont even be able to get even a 10% copy of its site with the time i have but nonetheless i am glad i have made some research at last and finally it hits me like a ton f bricks how tough this work will be at the same time how much i really hate the university for causing me so many problems which i dont deserve at all. AAARRGGHH!!
In week 10, i have 4 pieces of work due in all week and have now managed to average only 4 hours a sleep a night for the pst few days trying to get this done, i also finally recieve a letter from the Student Loans Company showing the proof that all fees have been paid for, i rush to uni sort this out and am now finally relieved to have access to the computers and WebCT. I managed to complete my Flash work but i think it is looking very amatuerish comparing it to fellow students but i know that their is nothing i could have done to make it any better and am content with what i have made although i know for a fact plenty of improvements need to be done if i were to get a decent mark on this module, i prepare myself for failure.
I also send this off to Jeanette knowing that i wont get a feedback until very late again.