Josh—Lights, Camera, ACTION!
Being a film major is one of the coolest things anyone can ever get themselves into. I have a full load of 16 credits with 2 more credits that I audited. SmartStart was definitely a smart start, but this week was when the real deal started.
This week began a new race in my life; a freshman starting on a clean sheet again. Lights, camera, ACTION!
Many of my caring friends asked me this week on how my classes went. The answer sounded too simple: GREAT! The fact is, it was great and that’s it! The truth is, I’m doing something that I love.
I met many new faces and got more acquainted with the upper class-men, especially in SVAD (School of Visual Art and Design).
After a film orientation and a SVAD party, some of the seniors already invited me over for dinner at their apartments! Being in a department where everyone is creative and enjoys a good time is a place where I want to be!
SVAD was not the only place I was at. I lingered in the School of Music also. I auditioned for wind symphony and Die Meistersinger. I wasn’t sure if I could make it into the wind symphony because I haven’t played my sax in a band for four years. Surprisingly, now I am officially in. I’m also not playing the boring alto sax or even a tenor sax, but I’m stepping it up with a bari sax. Choir auditions weren’t as bad; I basically cakewalked right in as a tenor. I am looking forward to a year with many musical opportunities.
This whole week has just been a get-to-know-everyone party. I spent the entire Sabbath afternoon at a friend’s house. Immediately after that, we headed to the welcome back party.
Needless to say, I had a great time there. I wish I could have gotten more lights.
I spent the majority of Sunday shooting a music video for my film class. We have a list of film lingo and vocabulary that we had to learn and put into a music video. It didn’t matter how good the video was, the point was to learn it and use film. After some planning and few failures, my team of 3 pulled it together. We wrote new lyrics (lingos) to the song What If Cartoons got Saved by Chris Rice. I felt like an idiot after it but I think it was quite the work. I hope that video doesn’t float around campus…
Tune in to next week’s post! Happy week everyone!!