Students never realize how much freedom they have until they are knee deep into the industry, which can happen in a matter of days. Once you begin working, you work with a company, as a part of the company - as a whole. You don’t do your own projects anymore, instead you work on company projects. Some of them you might like, some you will morbidly hate. At the end of the day however you have to have something to show.
When you are in school however, you have the time to do your own projects, and even when you are given an assignment you usually have some free reign to do what you want with it. Take every project you get and do your most with it. Enjoy it while you can because one day you may be stuck working on something you have no choice but to work on, whether you like it or not.
Here’s one of those videos that’s isn’t exactly original, but the execution is so stunning that you have to applaud it anyway. This just shows that even if an idea is recycled, if it is tackled in a different way and executed well, magic will happen. Click here to see proper execution in action.