Everyone questioned me when I switched my major from computer science to Visual Arts Media Film/TV. Why would I give up a career path that has a reliable job market and salary stability? Lets, be honest not many people make a living in this industry and even fewer become rich and famous. I find myself frequently asking myself and wonder if what I’m doing is the right thing. There are many setbacks – lots of work, sleepless nights, and no initial benefits. I actually have no real experience or talent either. I’m probably going to have to take on odd jobs to fund my projects. There are so many people and things that are telling me no, and that I should turn back. But its too late, I’ve made my decision and I’m going to do it.
Of course its going to be tough, but its something I’m determined to do. I don’t want to spend my life in a cubicle, doing the same thing every day. I want adventure, excitement, and danger. I dream of a world where I can just travel and do something new everyday, a place where I can just be free from worries about money and schedules. My dream is to be free and I think that becoming an artist and a filmmaker will let me free myself from the restraints of modern day living. I want to reach out into the world and touch the lives of others. A message that I can only spread through film. I’m determined to turn my dreams into reality, I need to stop dreaming and start doing something. I’m tired of just sitting here and thinking about “what if’s”. Now is the time for action, I’m going to persevere. I love the art, the craft, the experience – my passion will burn and hopefully my film can ignite the dreams of others.
I’m going to stop dreaming now and make it into a reality. This is finals week of Fall of 2009 and I’m starting my mission to become a filmmaker. One day it will happen, I hope you can be there to see it. Thank you for your support.