I had the unique opportunity this semester to help some of our international students with their scripts for their second short films at FSU. They're brilliant story tellers who were looking for a second pair of eyes to make sure the English within the script (particularly the dialogue) flowed.
I loved learning the deeper intention behind their stories and helping them find a way to bring it to life a different culture. The films will hopefully turn out beautifully and speak to deep, human truths as the writers hoped they would.
It also reminded me how easy it is to get stuck in my own perspective and how valuable it is to pick up someone else's point of view and try it on - especially when telling stories.
For our semester break, I photographed my sister and her wonderful roommate. Here are some of our creations. It was so fun play with color.
This week marks the beginning of our final semester in FSU's MFA Film Production program. This semester we will be editing our thesis films, working on marketing materials, and preparing ourselves for life after grad school.
Part of the summer will be working on a feature screenplay with the guidance of the illustrious Victoria Meyer. I've never met someone who understands story so deeply. I'm so grateful to witness her expertise in action.
In addition, I'll be collaborating with my editor (and co-writer and production designer), Carolina Garrigo; my composer, David Urbinatti; and my colorist (and Director of Photography), Layne Inselman - as well as working on sound design, and press kit materials.
It's a full docket for my classmates and professors getting sixteen films prepared to screen and enter the world in August. However, we're so excited to finish these projects and tackle the next round. Wish us luck!