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So what have I though of the classes so far? Well there was a fair amount that I already knew from some of the classes, however they have definitely added to my knowledge. One of the things that I really like about the classes is that they sometimes have these like "challenges". For example, in Overview of Visual Art Industries, we had 2 hours to take a story idea and shot and edit a trailer for it. The trailer is to the above and to the left. On top of that the groups were randomized so you got to meet new people (networking). I think that is the best part of Full Sail so far. I have meet more people that are interested in filmmaking so far than I had in my high school's graduating class. It was also just great to return to some basics and refine those skills. For example in Digital Photography, we were tasked with manual focusing and only B&W photos. While this may seem like a unnecessary restriction, these limitations led to a better understanding of photography exposure, color correcting for exposure (contrast), and to be more creative with my cinematography.
"I have meet more people that are interested in filmmaking so far than I had in my high school's graduating class"
I think that so far that going to Full Sail was a great choice. It gives me time to perfect my craft and surrounds me with people and tools to help me do just that.
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In the life of a filmmaker, you often have to keep up with several projects as well as personal events and hobbies (like a blog). All of these things often seem very hard to juggle. Around the fall of last year, I began to realize that I was having so many things to do that I would completely forget entire projects. So I started making small slips of paper that reminded me when what was due. Fast forward to today where I have an entire notebook of To-do lists that I scribble out things and add things almost hourly. Why is this so important to have. Well we all have those moments when we're at home and we think. What do I do now? Well having a notebook full of things you need and want to do helps you fill your life with more meaningful use of time. Also writing down even basic goals helps you move towards larger goals. I would also suggest that you write down your life goals and 5 year goals and try to aim your smaller daily goals towards them.
"writing down even basic goals helps you move towards larger goals"
What practices do you use to keep yourself on your goals?
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Zachary Will is an Award-Winning Filmmaker creating short films and content for the Internet as the owner of Riverside Studios. He has a Bachelor's in Film from Full Sail University. He has worked on productions for companies like Webmd, Sears, Home Depot, Six Flags and more!
"the trick is to never give up... I think the secret of success is not how little you get knocked down but how often you get back up." - Gareth Edwards