Production Managment – Chapter 3 Exercise and Chapter 4

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Chapter 3 Exercise

Today, I finished the chapter 3 exercise that challenges you to look at your past week and see where you spend your time.

First off, the exercise tells you to name three goals. Mine are learning about film making and films, to become healthier, and happiness.

The results of this exercise showed me that even though I do set aside a good amount of time to achieve my goals, I still need to improve some of my older habits that force me to spend my time on things that are less important. First off, I noticed that I spend too much time watching television, especially on the weekend. Ever since I was a kid, watching TV has always been great way to relax for a couple of hours. However, today it just gets in the way of the things that I am trying to do. Also, I don’t spend enough time exercising, which is a goal that I have recently set out to do. I also feel that I need to give myself more time to focus on my main goal, learning about film making. I need to find the time to read and watch more films.

This activity was eye opening for me. Knowing where to spend your time is very important. It helps you become a more organized person. It has also made me aware of how important time really is, because time is all we really have. You should use it, to your full potential.

Chapter 4

For me, the most important thing that I learned in this chapter was what the author wrote about Scheduling your Activities.

The steps that were given are…

-See the whole project

-Break it down into steps

– Break those steps down into activities

-Schedule those activities

When I first read this list, this made so much sense for me. By following these steps, I feel like this will simplify my own film projects. By following this, you are forced to sit down and spend time just to organize what you must do in order to successfully complete your project. Once you have listed all of your activities and steps, you just have to do it. I think that this lesson will definitely help me focus better on larger projects.

My First Blog for Production Managment Class, Chaper 1, 2, and 3

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Hello, I will be writing a little about each of the first three chapters of Organizing for the Right Brained. Enjoy.

Chapter 1

Personally, the part of this chapter that really resonated with me was when the author talked about The Power of Choice. They described that every person has the power to achieve anything they want in their life, if they really want it. I totally agree with this. The only thing that really does keep a person down is themselves. People have the power to achieve their goals in life. It is definitely very motivating knowing that, unforgettably though most people don’t believe in it.

Chapter 2

This is the chapter where the author talks about right brained people and left brain people. After reading this chapter, I could say that I am a right brained person, or an Arbie, like the book calls it. As I was reading the examples of right brained people, many of them related to me. An example is whenever I am doing something for a long period, I loose track of time. Editing is when this happens to me the most.

I also have many right brained qualities. I use a wrist watch, I have an organized schedule, and I am also almost always on time. However the reason for some of these is because of high school. When learning was becoming more challenging for me in high school, I forced myself to become more organized, and more left brain in order to do better in school. It helped, and these habits have stayed with me.

Chapter 3

The one thing that I really found great about this chapter was that it opened it a very important issue. It was the fact that if you really want to achieve or do something, that you must find the time to do it. You must take time out of your day in order to focus on, and to work towards your goals.

As a filmmaker, I take time out of my day to focus at least an hour on films. I watch films, I read about them, and I am learning how to make them (both at school and at home) everyday. The fact is that everyday in my life, I take out as much time as I can in order to learn about film, and to one day become a successful filmmaker.

Thank you for reading this, and I can’t wait to start reading the next chapter of this interesting book.