Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Final Reflections

This class... oh, this class. Where do I even begin? We've packed a semester into a month, and I can feel it in my thighs. In this short month, I've read more, written more, lifted more, yelled more, filmed more, and sat in front of a computer more than I have in the past year -- and I loved every minute of it.

I can safely say that I have learned more real world skills in this course than any other in my college career so far. I learned how to work with people, how to organize and plan a production, how to deal with stress, and how to execute a directorial vision. I learned about different kinds of cameras, about color palettes and filters, about lighting and grip, and so much more.

I think that packing this course into one month was actually a good thing. Hopefully, what I went through in this course will help me to better prepare for what's waiting for me in the real world -- deadlines, collaborative work, stress -- all things that I got a taste of this past month.

And most importantly, I learned more about myself. I got to develop my visual style and learn more about directing. I got to learn what I have the potential to be great at, and what I should let other people handle (ie Alec Barnes, the craft services demigod). To steal the words from Shelby, I feel like this class was a TCF bootcamp (in a good way). I was catapulted into a filmmaking environment that truly helped me evolve as an aspiring filmmaker.

If I could, I'd do it all over again. I absolutely loved taking TCF312, and I love the friends that I have made in the process.


1 comment:

  1. love this. alec's craft services skills are unreal.