Okay, here it goes….My first post about life as a grad student at the notorious USC School of Cinematic Arts. Tomorrow starts my 4th week in the program, so I’m still very new and learning how the program works.
I came from an undergrad program that was very guerilla tactic like in filming. At USC, we have books of rules to follow. We have to get permits to shoot literally anywhere, even on campus. We have to book rooms for audition space, post audition requests online since we use SAG actors and we have to do all of our editing in the Avid labs on campus. We can only use the equipment they provide and the film budget comes out of your own pocket. This all may be normal to most, but I was accustomed to picking up a random camera, shooting wherever I wanted, having roommates be my actors and editing casually at home.
Let’s see, what else. Ummmm, oh a huge part of being in the program is networking, aka my worst subject. Socializing is not my forte, so that is proving to be the most challenging part of the program so far.
Hopefully I get better at this blog writing stuff,