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.
Films have always been a big influence in my life they’ve taught me more than anyone ever could. Being born as a millennial I’ve witnessed changes on how films are advertised, the way effects look, film styles are delivered and how they are distributed to the public in the mix of all that there’s one thing that still remains and that the influences that film brings to the movie watcher.
Now, I have this somewhat developed mindset where I look for movies that fit any of my points that actually make them worth noting as a remarkable film. That goes from it’s script, characters, the acting, the timing, sounds and visuals. I enjoy a variety of movies I don’t like to repeat the same formats others have done that’s what makes them unique.
In today’s society there’s filmmaking everywhere when post on Snapchat, upload to YouTube and make short films for festivals they’re all forms or stories and art you’re trying to get across your audience. So as I learn more about the mass media I’ll be influenced more to engaged the audience for the content I will be creating.
Fun Fact: My favorite movie director is Christopher Nolan also my favorite filmmaker is Casey Neistat and I enjoy the heck outta movie theater popcorn with a nice ice-cold Coca-Cola. This is not an Ad for Coke by the way. My Snapchat is alphaa18 by the way.
My name is Aidan Gonzalez and I’m currently attending Texas State University. I enjoy eating a Patty Melt with no onions, being with my crew and watching my favorite movies with people who know how to be quiet during a movie.
Why? Throughout my life, I’ve always been inspired by other works of art whether that’d be drawings, sculptures, music and films. I still question my purpose to what I can accomplish, but for a fact I know I want my works of art to inspire others so they can achieve more in life I want to be the reason for someone’s doing in a good sense obviously.
I hope this will help me find and choose a path that I know I will make a difference in the form of media art.
I’m mostly targeting audiences that enjoy talking about movies whether it’s the latest hit, the next upcoming thriller or an instant classic but also to how its evolved throughout time and it’s impact on society.
In the future, I hope to be in a few projects that help me when it comes to filmmaking by uploading short clips on YouTube but this is just the start of something BIG.
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