Film personal statement
Without film, my ideas will come to nothing. Nothing is not enough. I want to aim to be the best. My choice of a degree in Film and television is to enhance my technological skills, to learn at the highest level, to exercise my creativity. Everywhere I looked, the doors were locked. My passion for film led me to Worldwrite. This was only possible after months of research, however the results outweighed my struggles.Finding a film organization was easy, finding free training was the hard part. Coming to grips with reality. I did not give up the challenge, remaining steadfast to this day. It was by this time that I found an ad for film training on the Camden website. I went on the course and I have never looked back .The course lasted two weeks, in the first week I learned about script writing. The second week the classes ware based on how to make a documentary. From writing the idea to writing the synopsis. At end of the course we were asked by our lecturer to pitch an idea for a documentary, my pitch was a Mohamed Ali documentary. As soon I mentioned the name Ali, everyone turned sceptical; once I finished the pitch all I saw was smiling faces. The feed back I got was amazing; it inspired me to a higher level of creativity.
Worldwrite is my beginning, here, I am learning everyday. I remember my first day of training and my intense fear of making a mistake. My Job role varies each shoot; there are some days when I am working on the Z1 camera, lighting, sound, editing or even as a runner. I have learned each job is important to making the film. Having done acting at school I wanted to act but this time it was in front of the camera, I have played two roles one was a cameo appearance the other a character called Will. Being behind the camera was so different compared to performing in front of it.
Working as a volunteer increased my awareness of certain world-wide issues.
Whilst studying at college I undertook Work with People and Planet. At that time this charity campaigned for "Fair Trade". I was also given the opportunity to write an article for the People and Planet website, the article was based on the gun trade. Working as part of a team, we managed to raise about GBP 2.OOO for the campaign. Other volunteer work I have undertaken was a community project called the "Getaway". The aim of the project was to engage local youths in workshops and activities. We gave the youths the opportunity to discuss any issues they faced and the workshops that we created ranged from football to Martial Arts. The skills I gained from this were organisation, team work, critical thinking and management.
I left college in 2008, having been accepted into university I took a gap year for family reasons. I had all the time in the world to contemplate about my future and I cannot see a future where I am doing something else other than film. At present I am working on two short films. Using my links and the experience I have gained in the past few months, I hope to achieve two unique films in every way.
I feel I am someone that has gained many transferable skills which will contribute towards my higher studies and any work I undertake. This is the path I have chosen for myself to become the best in an area that I find immensely enjoyable. I have had to be flexible and quick to learn. I am proud of my achievements and looking forward to contributing to university life.