Film School Work

I wanted to post some of my favorite shots from the projects I worked on while I was studying film production in university. I made the (very hard) decision to quit university but I made a lot of good memories and met quite a few people that I have a lot in common with.

University is just not my jam. There was not a moment in high school where I ever thought that I would not go on to get a degree. But here I am at almost 22 years old and I’m fairly certain that I will remain degree-less. And I’m actually okay with that. University makes sense for a lot of people and a lot of people go on to be successful afterwards but I am just not willing to pay an institution a lot of money that’s not really mine (student loans!) to force me to take several classes that I will be miserable taking and that I won’t ever really need in my actual career. I may sound bitter but I’m just putting out there what’s what for me. And from the research I’ve done, it seems that a film degree doesn’t help you out a whole lot in that industry. There are, of course, pros and cons to everything.

Anyway – no degree for me!

But I did get a chance to do some work that I enjoyed while I was in school so I thought I’d post some of it here.

These two photos were taken on my dad’s old Pentax K1000. We had to use that specific camera and we were given a list of shots that we had to get. The first shot is my landscape. My professor gave me the idea to breathe on the lens to create different effects. It was terribly cold when I shot this so it worked pretty well! I had the camera set up on a tripod, breathed on the lens, and then waited until I felt like enough of the fog had disappeared and took the photo. I’m pretty happy with the effect. The second photo was one that I really wanted to get. My poor friend’s hand froze in the wind but she was a good sport. This was my shallow focus shot. Unfortunately, I got a bit of a sun glare on the tree to the left. Ah well!

These photos were taken in the winter of early 2014. Obviously my photography still needs a lot of work but I’m enjoying experimenting with it! Once warmer, photography-friendly weather comes around I will be enjoying it even more! At the lake!

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