Why did you come to The School of The New York Times?
I came to the School of The New York Times because I wanted to learn more about filmmaking and to figure out if I wanted to dedicate my life to this work.
What are your key takeaways?
365体育备用网址I learned a lot but if I had to choose just one thing, I would say teamwork. I learned that any project is the work of a lot of people and that you have to treat others well and respect their ideas and points of view.
Did you have any favorite site visits or guest speakers?
We had a guest speaker named Naomi McDougall Jones. She talked about her experience in film and how her first movie was made. What I liked most about this guest speaker is that she didn’t lie. She said that being in this business is not easy and a lot of things could happen, either you succeed or you don’t, it all depends on you and how much work and passion you put into the stuff you create. She was also the only guest speaker that gave me a business card to contact her when I approached her, and the only one that offered to help me without me asking for help.
Did you work on a final project?
Yes, we worked on a final project. We were divided into groups and each one worked on a short-film with a specific role. In my case I was the Director of Photography (DP).
Who do you think should take this course?
I think everyone interested in film should take this course.
What does The New York Times mean to you?
Now, after the best two weeks of my life, it means family.
What does it mean to you to study in New York City?
365体育备用网址It means working hard doing what you love. It means having fun with friends. It means hard work and a lot of stress (the good type of stress) on getting all your projects and homework done in the best way possible. It means learning from everyone and everything you can.
What do you think you want to be when you grow up?
When I grow up I want to be a film director.