There Isn’t One Right Answer to a Question

Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity” discusses something that I have found true for years, schools are systemized in a way that caters to only a certain type of student. This topic has interested me so much actually that my senior thesis for my Anthropology degree had a focus on how after school […]

The Portfolio Career: Balancing Creative Pursuits With a “Real” Job

I have always, on some level, wanted to work in the creative industries. My life-long passion for storytelling, which has gone through many different phases, has always subtley been guiding my path in life. I have grown up knowing that a creative career would probably not be a lucrative one, and further that job security […]

Specialist vs. Generalist

I have always considered myself a well rounded person. It is actually something that I have prided myself on. Being involved in the art club but also varsity sports in high school, and now being an undergraduate double major in Film and New Media and Anthropology. I like to think that there is a wide […]

The “Day” Job and the “Real” Job

Since pretty much the beginning of time it’s been the case that artists support themselves with “day” jobs. Even Vincent van Gogh had a number of “day” jobs—he worked as an apprentice to an art dealer, a lay preacher, at a bookstore, and even as a schoolteacher in England (Nix). Teaching is often a route […]

Is it Worth it?

While attending school, one of the main objectives that individuals’ seek is to be able to apply what he/she has learned to the world. On top of that, being able to make a profit for doing something that one enjoys, is even better. While the world evolves, the expansion of what is learned in a classroom […]

IATSE: Doing Good in Local Communities

As a film and media major, I have enjoyed working on the production process of various short films throughout my time as a college student. That is not to say it is not time consuming and often stress inducing when things don’t go as planned. Over time, I have gotten to understand this process and what those […]

Why VFX Companies Are Going Broke

For the past decade, the box office has been dominated by Sci-fi / Dystopian/ Super hero films. All of these films rely heavily on special effects and CGI. Even popular television shoes like Stranger Things, Supernatural and Flash use CGI in varying degrees. Many famous and well regarded award shows have categories for CGI and […]