Throughout this project the main thing I learned was patience and how to work with a group efficiently.
After deciding on our idea, sketching it on paper and talked to Law and Fatima we starting buying the main things we needed. We may have been a little slow at the beginning but we were able to make everything we have decided on.
At first we divided the work in which we every one of us had to buy or borrow something to begin with and then start working with it.
After we got the things we needed and started working we realized that this was not the right way because were able to finish some things but most of it needed two people or more to get it done for example the cutting of the cloth to make the curtain and painting the L walls and etc. However the other tasks we were able to make individually like when I made the clouds and when hissa unsharpened the darts.
The difficulties we faced as a group was explaining our ideas to each other. Like it was very hard for me to explain exactly what I had in my mind to a group of people. But because my group members are understanding, after our fights we always figured a way to fix things.
I was really worried that we will not be able to divide the work equally and fairly and that some of us will end up working more than others. Our group members did work differently, like some of us worked for longer hours than others but it didn’t cause a huge problem because thats what happens in all group projects.
In this project I have adapted so many skills that I think I will need in the next few years in vcuq. I also acknowledged my strengths and weaknesses.
My main problem that I was facing this whole time was craft but I was able to get over it with practice.
I was responsible about searching for a place that sells huge red balloons that looked exactly like the one in the movie and I found it. It was difficult for us to negotiate with them about the price but because I knew the owner I told her that we were students and this was a project that had a budget.
Another problem I faced was making the clouds. At first I made a cloud mobile that could be hanged in the middle and after I was done the lady from the social affairs told me that its not allowed and that I had to take it off asap. I was really annoyed but i thankfully I had time to make more.
I experimented with huge sizes of cloth and we had to measure and cut it which was one of the difficult things.
Also, we had a problem with how we wanted to place the fans and the projectors (we didnt want them to show) but because of the vcu rules we were not able to hang anything on top so we ended up putting a table with everything we needed.
We also tried to spray paint the fans but one of them stopped working so it didn’t workout. So we only painted the front part of the fan that really shows.
Overall, the project was very exciting although it took us so much time to get it done, a lot of sleepless nights and fights.