The Film Seen ‘Round the World

Scholarship Entrant: G from Acworth, GA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for G: 1

The answer to this question has been the same ever since I was a child. If I could earn a living doing what I love most, being involved in the creative process of making films, I would ensure that the films I had a hand in had some impact on society. While many films today could be seen as mindless blockbusters, this is something I desperately want to avoid. I want my films to speak about something, challenge audiences to think about modern, specific topics and tap into their psyche. To do this, I plan to enroll in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and study what makes a great film challenging. I want to study how lighting, camera work, acting, and storytelling all come into play when making something that speaks about a current issue. During college I also hope to gain an internship somewhere in the industry, somewhere where I can get first hand experience in the field. Doing both of these things will allow me to understand this lengthy process of filmmaking as well as help me transition the complexities of human life and current affairs to film. It is my hope that after college I can direct my feature film and apply my skills to create something that has a meaningful impact on society.

Vote for G: 1

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