So it’s been awhile since I posted. I guess you guys haven’t heard too much from me since I got into the BFA Film and Television program. It’s true. I blame the BFA for being so extraordinarily busy….but it’s a good busy and I love it. This first semester in the BFA has probably been my most favorite semester since coming to UofA and it’s so for a number of reasons. First and most importantly, I’ve met and gotten to know the other 19 people in our class and they are AMAZING. We have people who want to be cinematographers, animators, sound designers, editors, and directors! Not only are they technically capable but they’re all really great people. My classmates and I are able to share our passions for film and creativity in an environment where our short film productions equate to tests and our experiments with lights and green screen equate to labs! Heck, we don’t even have traditional finals! Our finals are to make movies…HOW FREAKING COOL IS THAT?! To put it in a nutshell, I love the people in my class and I can’t wait to see what we create together and where we’ll be senior year and beyond. :D
I guess what I’m saying with this portion of the post is that if you have a passion foranything, whether it’s film, music, video games or food….surround yourself with people who are equally passionate. It’s the greatest feeling when you can relate to each other and even feed off of each other. Not only will you make great friends but you’ll also grow together and learn. Try it sometime :]
Now to the fun stuff! In terms of future projects that you can expect to see in the future, here’s some insight:
Please check out my company’s facebook page to see the trailer for Jon Yee’s music video http://www.facebook.com/pages/Genesis-Music-Videos/176453902396440 if you haven’t gotten to see it yet!
Also, I’ve uploaded some of my class projects onto my vimeo account. Check them out here! http://vimeo.com/user5001887
It’s gonna be great you guys! Stay tuned! :]
Last Friday (10/15/10) at 5pm I was accepted into the highly competitive Bachelor of Fine Arts Film and Video Production program at the UofA. After what seemed like weeks of waiting, I finally received the email while scarfing down some eggplant tofu. When I saw the first words “Congratulations on behalf of…” I shouted for joy and happily hugged my friend who had a mouthful of food in her mouth. It was a great feeling because I felt extremely blessed to have beat the odds (I think I heard that over 100 people applied and only 20 were accepted). I honestly did not think that I would make it, but God was faithful!
I now know that this is the path that He wants me to take and as I sat editing in front of Panda Express I started to think of how He caused everything to work together so perfectly. I used to be bitter that I had “wasted” 1.5 years of college solely focused on physiology and science. I was angry that I wasn’t allowed to follow my passion. But as my friend once told me, “God has you in a particular place, at a particular time for a particular reason”. And it’s amazing because I now realize He was building up my maturity and helping me to gain the experience that would make me a more competitive applicant. From blessing me with two wonderful jobs my sophomore year, (PBS TV crew member and Campus Health Videographer) to allowing me to serve on missions work in Taiwan, everything He blessed me with surfaced in some form or another during the application process. I even got to talk about Him to my interviewers!
This is a very wonderful and exciting time in my life and I cannot wait to begin taking my BFA classes next semester! Even though Friday was a couple days ago, I still feel like I’m in some sort of dream. And when I think back to everything that has happened, I’m reminded of the verse Jeremiah 29:11. It goes…
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
1.5 years ago, I didn’t understand why He was making me suffer through science classes I had no interest in. I didn’t know why I had even come to Tucson since UofA is a premiere research university. But It’s amazing how God works. He’s always faithful and even though we may not understand our circumstances He has our best interests in mind.
So to those of you who are struggling with figuring out what you want to do with your life, for those of you who feel frustrated and trapped on a pathway that isn’t you, and to those of you who are unsure about your circumstances…I really encourage you to just trust in God. He loves you, He has a plan for you and He causes all things to work together for your good and His glory.
The future is looking even brighter! Thanks for reading and stay tuned! :]
Recently I had the opportunity to make my first short film with a friend for the Interpretations contest. I’ve always focused on music videos so I figured it’d be a great way to start learning how to make shorts. I must say that it was a great learning experience and I realized how lucky I am to have friends who would sacrifice the better part of their day to help in the production process! :]
Making my first short and entering it into a contest was also very very humbling. There were entries from many very talented people who, to say the least, kicked my team’s butt. BUT! I’m very grateful for the opportunity because it allowed be to gauge where I stand and how much harder I’ll have to work to follow my dream! Right now I feel like Naruto wanting to take on the whole ninja world! I want to keep learning and growing in my craft to become the Hokage of Hidden Leaf!…..err I mean a director in the film industry.
Guys, I’m super stoked to see the new things God is going to throw my way and this is only the beginning. I really hope you’ll stay along for the ride!
Thanks so much for all of your support! You rock! :D