A huge part to life is failure, and that is something that we have to be able to accept. Coming into the Innovations class, I was sure that I would not fail. I was positive that whatever I did, it would be successful. However, that was not the case. I mentioned in an earlier post how excited I was to turn my plans into a reality, but unfortunately, that did not happen. Rarely will you hit the nail on the head the first time. I learned from this experience that the more you fail, the more you learn. If my documentary project did not fail, I would not have learned the lessons that I have, including that not turning my plans into a reality is ok. Because of this Innovations class, I now strongly believe that failure is necessary for later success.
As the Innovations class comes to an end, I am reflecting on all that has happened throughout the semester. For the most part, the class went great; however, my project did not turn out how I was hoping it would. The only thing I can think of that stopped the documentary from being a success was conflicting schedules.
Like I mentioned earlier, we were following four groups from our class along their journey of creating their own projects. While we selected the groups early on in the seamster, it was really difficult to schedule times with the groups to film. Understandably, people have busy schedules, and our documentary is not a priority for most, but I think that if people had given our documentary a little more attention, it would have come out a lot more successful that it did.
Overall, I think that if I were to do this class over again, I would only choose groups who were committed to the documentary as much as they were committed to their own project.