As this is my last semester, I wanted to use my time wisely. I wanted to explore different ways I can apply my artistic ideas to other forms of art. I have always found myself in the world of music and then high school happened and I started to open up the world of theater. Coming here, that was further amplified. Even when those two worlds collided, I wanted to perform, I didn’t wanna do anything else. However, I have always had a keen interest in directing and actually creating a work from an idea, to a vision, to the real thing. So, I finally decided to do something about it and register for a film production class.
I’m almost halfway through my last semester and I’ve already learned a lot through the process. This was my very first time being on the other side of the creative process and it’s been fun. There is a lot of freedom as a student trying to figure out what is actually going on and how to do it. Other students and I found ourselves in a group in the same boat of not knowing exactly what to do. We all trusted the process and each other to get the vision we wanted. We explored different angles, perspectives, and intentions and how they relate to the overall mood we wanted. Overall, it was a fun experience and, of course, nerve-wracking, but we came out alive and learned things we didn’t know before.
This is a little example of exploring and putting yourself out there. What I’m trying to say is this: college has made me come to realize that life shouldn’t be a bunch of instances where you find yourself stuck in the same situations and life feels so static. Obviously, there will be those moments where it all feels the same, but you can do something about that. I don’t know about you, but I rather fill my life with first-time experiences, realizing I liked it or not, and then go from there. I realized that my curiosity and explorations died down growing up. There are various reasons why that could be but we’re not going into that. I finally decided that starting this year and continuing on in my life, I want to put myself out there and do things I wouldn’t usually do. That’s the best way to learn. Maybe you’ll learn that the thing you actually thought you hated when you were 10 is actually one of the things you absolutely love at 20. On top of that, I’ve learned to never say never. It’s a generic saying but there is some meaning in it. Why else would it be a saying?
GO OUT THERE AND LIVE YOUR LIFE