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On my way to become a Filmmaker..
Today I want to talk about my “career experience” in the last few weeks.
Well, everything started in mid February when my dad was at the hospital and I was thinking about the University. I’m about to graduate from school and go to the University and as you may know I want to study Filmmaking.
My First option was the New York Film Academy, but I thought about all the negative comments I could receive just because I’m Mexican, so that option was deleted. Then an amazing idea came to my mind.. ENGLAND!
Yes, England. I love England and I think it could be a great opportunity to stay there, study, travel, well, you know..
So my second option was the Met Film School in Ealing, London. I ordered a prospectus and two weeks after it was on my mail.
My third option was the London Film Academy because of the diploma in Filmmaking and the facilities to stay there.
But then I thought about acting.. And I was interested in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) or the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) where several famous actors studied, such as Tom Hiddleston, Michael Sheen or Benedict Cumberbatch.. I think you know those actors..
The acting idea was to study a little course to complete my Filmmaking career.
But all this happened in 2011 when my english teacher told me that the NYFA was the best option.
My idea was clear.. Go to London to study something related to acting after studying filmmaking here in Mexico.
Now that we spent too much money in my dad’s illness, one day, my mom told me to change my career…
She told me “We don’t have enough money to pay you career, you could choose another one”.
And in that moment, my world was paralysed. For one second I thought that all my plans was ruined.
“Another career?” said I and my mom replied “Well choose one from the BUAP, you can enter without any problems because of your dad”
My dad is a teacher in that school.
La BUAP is a kind of school like Harvard or Oxford here in Mexico. I don’t know about the quality of the notes but it is too difficult to enter and they have a lot of careers.. but they don’t have Filmmaking. That’s the biggest problem..
Changing my career two months before going to University was not something in my mind. But one day I said to my mom that it was ok, I could wait some time ‘til I go to the school, I mean it is not the end of the world, but it seems that everyone around me thought that.
When I told my classmates they were like “OMG! You’re not going to be a filmmaker..” I just told them that I will study one term of Philosophy while I get money…
But you know.. everyone is trying to make me feel better, they say that it doesn’t matter what happend in life, sometimes you must change your future, and things like that…
But, to be honest, I’m happy with everthing that happened, not because of my dad because it was horrible but to everything related to my short films, because if I don’t go to the University this year, I have too much time to send my short films to film festivals and if they are accepted I could earn money.. I mean I must have positive thoughts.. like everyone says..
One friend’s father even told me to join the army and leaving filmmaking forever!
I like the army, and once I thought that if I didn’t like movies, I’ll probably join the army.
So from literature, to philosophy and the military… haha
Guys, truly, it doesn’t really matter what people says, if you have a dream, make it true.
Wait for the second part of my “Career experience” and tell me if you are facing something similar..
You can tell me via twitter @Gothden
This is a long post.. but well, thanks if you read this..