Monday, September 6, 2010

Q: What are your filmmaking goals?

A: Hey I'm glad you asked that. Lemme give you about a 250-300 word answer!

I dunno if this is true for everyone, but I tend to jump around constantly between what I want to "specialize" in with my film "future". I remember when I was a kid, I wanted to direct because I thought all I had to do was watch people act and tell them if they're good or not. And say things like:

When I got to high school, I started making short videos for more or less every project I was assigned, whether it was an option or not. I saw it as an easy A, and my teachers always agreed because they saw it as novel.

(I'm pretty sure I passed a few classes because of this)

Once I graduated High School, I got an internship with a production company. I was basically given all the simple but time consuming aspects of the projects that no one in their right mind would want to make a career out of.

However, I did enjoy the few editing assignments I was given, which mostly consisted of little music videos for "community events". I guess you have to do all the less interesting stuff before you get to do the slightly more interesting stuff.

So yeah, I realized I liked editing then too. And here I am, in my [censored] year of college. I guess what I want out of the advanced production class is to become a more competent director, and to strengthen my editing abilities (which sounds like something you'd read on a resume).

Q: What are your learning goals for this course?

A: Well Mr.Syllabus, I guess I'd say I want to figure out all these new fangled fancy cameras that you have to hold with more than half a hand. My class got to use the PD-150s a good bit in my previous production class, but I really really don't like dealing with DV tapes. I always felt like the decks would eat them and laugh at me as it spit out all of the work in my face.

The newer cameras we're getting to use, mainly the JVC, seem much more promising and I can't wait to use them on the projects.

And by that I mean school assignments. Not like.... government funding housing. Just clearing that up...

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