Saturday, May 26, 2012

Switching gears

The last few months have been very busy for me. Producing my short film 'City Colors', building a portfolio, a website, presentation boards, a booklet and bookmarks to hand out at the school's Industry Night. It all ended last night, at the school's graduation ceremony. It is over.

Over the past four years, I have thought more than once that you can only be a student once in your life. Being a student is so much more than being in a position to learn. It has a lot to do with growing up, and that is something I did about twentyfive years ago, when I was a student in Computer Science. As a result, yesterday's ceremony was more about fetching a diploma, than about turning over a new leaf.

Yesterday does signal, however, a new phase in the masterplan, dubbed 'Operation Switch' about five years ago. Now that I have completed my formal education as a visual artist, it is time to look for a job, and finding a job at this side of the world means that I will need to get work permit first. I consciously made the decision to first graduate, and build a portfolio, and only then to start the formal procedure to get a visa. Over the next few weeks, I hope to start sorting out the formalities.

In the meantime, feel free to take a look at my portfolio site, which features my final film titled 'City Colors', and a good selection of other artwork I have worked on over the past four years. Enjoy!

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