Wednesday, February 9, 2011
As a kid, I was drawn to the 90's action movies. The Die Hards and Terminators are still favorites. As I got older it became crime movies and film noir. Some of the lasting influences on me have been from Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Quentin Tarantino. When I was younger, it never occurred to me that filmmaking could be a career. I was unaware of the many positions it took to make a film. What appeals to me the most is having an idea and creating rich characters. Putting them in a fictional world, giving them obstacles, and seeing how they react. It is fascinating to have your idea be brought to life by wonderful actors. I enjoy exploring the consequences of a murder, the allure of money, the dark personality of a protagonist, and the ulterior motives of a heroine. My plans include being apart of a group or community of artists and filmmakers who I could learn from and earn my degree in film production. As a film major, I hope to make a few short films. In five years or so, I will write and direct a feature. Down the road I do want to work within the Hollywood studio system which would allow for a bigger budget and be a huge challenge. Many people have fears. They may include a fear of dying, fear of heights, or a fear of public speaking. Mine would be dying and not leaving behind important timeless movies that would always be remembered.