So I figure today a lot of people are going to be talking about either movies or music. However for me this is not just about what movies are my all time favourite, but also my point of view of movies as a whole.
As many of you know, my dream is to go into film. As a writer, visual and audio editor. These are the aspects that I feel I can exceed at, as well as keep me out of the spotlight but still in the credits. In film you have the actors and directors which most people see and associate with a great film. Yes they are talented but one thing they do not understand is that in order for that movies or television shows to have the full impact on people that it does it first needs a writer to give the actors something to read. The storyline is very important. If you didn't have a storyline with dialogue for each character you wouldn't have the show. The actors are not coming up with this stuff on the spot, they get into these characters created by the writer. After the filming is all done, in my opinion the next most important job other than the writer is the editors, for visual and audio.
How many times do you watch a movie and tear up or laugh? Do you think you would have the same effect if all of a sudden you have unwanted material in the video, or there was no sound, just dialogue? Would that video not get boring? The way the clips are placed together creates a storyline just like the writer. In a way the visual editor does the same job as the writer, just with visual effects rather than written. Music creates emotion, it give the movie its full impact. It manipulates the viewers emotions to feel the way it was intended to be through a certain melody. With having visual with audio, it creates the viewers to listen to the words of the song unconsciously to grasp the full meaning.
Today I had a simple seminar with the film school I will be attending in October, and two things came into my mind at the same time. One: Did I make a mistake by choosing Toronto Film School over Vancouver Film School just because it was closer to home? And Two: Can I do this? Can I get to the point in this career I want to be, with big time films or televisions shows? Or will I just be purely mediocre?
As for my favourite films. I would have to say my all time favourites are 'While You Were Sleeping' and 'Made of Honor' Two of the greatest chick flicks in my opinion. Both extremely romantic with a touch of humor to lighten the mood. What are some of your favourite films?
Also I would like to thank all my new readers. It means a lot to me that you keep coming back to comment on my blog, and it always feels good knowing that someone is reading your blog.