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As an inspiring filmmaker, my mind is always on movies and the creative process that goes into forging them. Due to my fascination, I’ve taken the necessary steps into learning a great deal of different creative styles and techniques used by cameramen to create a unique and stylized creative work. To aid me in my journey, I’ve recently joined a club comprised of aspiring filmmakers at my university and, coincidentally, everyone that has signed up wants to contribute and share their knowledge with one another and help other members with their ideas and concepts. The organization has an abundance of knowledge in the field, which I, for one, can appreciate. As eager as I am to begin my journey, I’m looking forward to the advice and potential collaborations that the organization has to offer. 

Being the vast creative field that art is, it’s difficult to find a starting point on a new project, due to the fact that I don’t know the process required to mold a film from its initial inception to a finished product. When it comes to film making, my biggest flaw is not being able to get the idea of what I should film independently. If, by some miracle, I have a bright idea, my mind is already set on the locations, shots, actors and dates. I need to do a better job of exploring more ideas and discovering new sources of inspiration. In an effort to help me in doing so, I’m hoping to gain beneficial knowledge at the filmmakers club at Texas State (University) that will be advantageous to my success in the future. 

Despite the occupation, everyone must find their breakthrough, regardless of how long it takes. We must all learn in our own way. Not needing any explanation, most people’s fear is failure, which is understandable. However, it’s okay to fail because doing so makes you stronger in the sense that you become more and more fearless and you are more willing to put your art in the public’s eye. In my constant success at failing, I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to create a trailer for one of my courses. Being a collective creative project, ideas will be tossed around and we’ll be able to see the progress with our scenes and equipment. I hope to see an improvement in my camera skills throughout the duration of this project, all the while, witnessing the evolution of an idea into a piece of work I am fully satisfied with.

Author: mclancefilms

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