August 31st, 2010 | Specific | 0 Comments
Are you a patient person? Will you spend as long as it takes to get something done or do you just rush to get it over and done with? Do you have an eye for, and commitment to, detail? Will you be thorough and dedicated or are you more of the ‘slapdash’ type (these are often called ‘big picture’ people, sometimes a modern euphemism for ‘sloppy’)?
Would others describe you as a planner (by the way, how do others see you)? Do you spend time planning your activities or do you just see how things unfold?
Are you known for your perseverance? Do you make the effort and sustain the effort or do you look for an early exit as soon as it gets a bit boring? Patience, planning and perseverance are central to learning and behavioural change but what have they got to do with this music video?
This is a ‘stop motion’ video, comprised of thousands and thousands of photographs, each one very slightly different to the one before. When they are combined, the pictures flow together. Flow is another characteristic of learning progress, as it can represent progress, movement and fluency. The video is also a good example of how skills are built – bit by bit, piece by piece, a gradual, non-linear process that is often invisible to the learner except through reflection on extended effort.
To create a video like this requires planning, patience, a commitment to detail and systematic effort. These are qualities that are important in your learning and change, but with one crucial difference.
Don’t stop motion. Get moving – effort is essential.