Film Studies Personal Statement Example 2

My childhood was like gypsies as my father was in railway department and was often transferred to far off places. Since my child hood I loved their lifestyle and I always fancied them. I had this desire in me to record each and everything they do. I still remember how crazy I was for movies since my childhood but my family never allowed me for that, whenever there was a new movie in local cinema I used run from home to watch the first show.

When I was done with my schooling I decided to do a job to support my studies as I was interested in Arts but my family wanted me to go for science. I wanted to take admission in some place where they taught movie making but I could not find any such institution at that time. After my graduation I decided to join Media related field to do something which I actually wanted to do but again my family proved to be a hurdle. They again forced me to join business field because of highly paid job market. During my masters in Business Administration I met a person who was a movie maker for private functions.

He allowed me to join him as camera operator. I learnt basics professional camera handling. Although this was not a big achievement but this was my first step to my ultimate goal. After completing my MBA I joined IMAYAA wear (Handy Crafts) in marketing department but due to my interest in designing and production department they allowed me to work in both departments.

I regularly visited Ajoka Theater and after every play I use to discuss different aspects of the play with actors, writer and directors. I found a way of expression in movie review forums where I used to write about acting, cinematography and directing. My passion for cinema is still alive I do not miss any new movie which is played in the local cinemas.

I was asked to work for my community organization where I volunteered myself for my community website projects. First time in the history of the organization I introduced audio visual segment of website. First step was audio recording of Friday's sermons and Sundays lectures. Second step was video recording where I took second step to fulfill my ultimate goal and started recording videos for the website. Now it is has become a regular feature of website.

The Performing Arts is such a brilliant profession to work in, because there is so much opportunity to explore the world and your words speak what is inside you. While analyzing all aspects of the Performing Arts, I have decided to increase my knowledge in the field of cinematography, script writing and directing.

I plan to enter in the film industry of my country but before that I want to be a professionally sound person. I think that your institute can offer me a combination of knowledge and exposure, which I am looking for in a Film Making course.

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This personal statement was written by magasring for application in 2000.


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