This posting is on video production. It was a class I was absent from due a head injury I sustained so I will give an outline of what I would have done to meet the production requirements and provide an example of a video produced by another group of students. The task set was, in small groups, to create a short film based on a concept central to occupational engagement. The concept I would have based the film around is occupational transition which is seen as the changes in an individual’s occupational engagement as a result of changes in their daily life (Christiansen & Townsend, 2010). This is because becoming a student is a very big point of transition in the lives of most people. Coming to university (or polytechnic) changes our eating, sleeping and study habits, not to mention for most students the new found responsibility and freedom which comes with leaving home for the first time and creating a sense of a home away from home. In order to mimic these changes and the way they impact on people’s interpretation of their occupational engagement I would have created the film that documented the transition we make as students leaving home for the first time. This film would aim to capture the new living, study and leisure experiences that are transformed with the move as well as conveying traditional roles that have been altered with the transition into the new student role. The film will also aim to highlight how with the change in life roles also comes a change in environment and resources available to the student which can have an effect in altering what is deemed to being meaningful occupation.
Below is an example of one of the films produced by another group for the tutorial.
Christiansen, C.H., & Townsend, E.A. (2010). Introduction to occupation: The art and science of living. (2nd ed.). New Jersey: Pearson.