I am beginning to gather my thoughts together for the assessment submission for this course and People and Place, the other course module that I have been working on alongside this one. My tutor suggested some time ago that I submit a book as part of the assessment and I have played around with blurbs Bookify software trying to design it. To be honest this has created more questions than answers like what to include in it. Originally I thought of including all of the assignment photographs, laid out in separate chapters but when I tried this with the first couple of assignments it seemed incongruous. The different assignments switch between black & white and color for a start and then within the assignments the photographs change between landscape and portrait aspect which doesn’t look good when laid out. Also my tutor suggested that I submit my learning log on a DVD or a USB key.
Yesterday on the OCA Flickr forum I asked “I am designing a book for my DPP assessment. I had a look at Penny’s book, fabulous! But I have a question; My tutor advises me to submit a selection of images taken from the 5 assignments over the course (8 – 10) and I tend to think that is a good idea. Should I select what I consider to be the best 8 – 10? Also he says to submit a DVD or a USB stick with my learning log on it. How do I get my blog onto a DVD? “
Clive gave me this answer: “The book should be in addition to the presentation of the 5 assignments with their reports, reflections and changes; however you intend to present them.
A book needs to have a rationale as a flowing body of work in its own right; in other words it should be about something rather than a book of favourite standalone images.
If you are presenting the assignments in a physical form, prints, documents, DVD or memory stick then the blog can stay on line but make sure it’s easy to navigate to the most important material for review. That will be material concerned with your conceptual development; researches, reviews etc.
We’ll be able to see the arc of your development through the assignment material. What we’ll need to see from the blog is that development in a wider context”
So from his answer I think the best way to proceed is:
- If I submit a book it must be a book that I create for its own sake, I can select the photographs from this course.
- I need to examine my blog here to make it easier to navigate for the assessor.
- I can set up different pages here on the blog for assignments (already done) book reviews, other artists work, exercises and so on.
- I need to list the actions that are required.