Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Film-Making Hopeful

           As long as I can remember, I've always wanted to have something to do with Hollywood. When I was younger, I wanted to be an actress or a singer and be on shows like Lizzie McGuire and Hannah Montana. Of course, that was the dream for many little girls back in the days of pink tutus and ballet class.
          When I was a little older, maybe in fourth or fifth grade, I started to want to be behind the scenes of movie magic rather than in the center of all the bright lights. I started making videos in my front yard with the cheap digital camera I had gotten for my birthday that year. My dad told me how he used to work as a producer. A job liked that started to appear more glamorous than something that required red carpet walks every other night. My future was all planned out: Go to UCLA, major in film production, become a director. It all seemed so simple until I realized that you don't step right out of college and onto the next Harry-Potter-type-blockbuster. My dad later told me that he started out in the shipping department of the company and worked his way up.
           Even though my dream seemed to be pushing itself farther and farther away, I still clung onto it for my dear life. Last summer, I spent a lot of time writing a script. I planned out every single component, down to the last shot and who I was going to put in the special thanks part of the credits. Once again, I had a let-down. I had another realization that logistics would be impossible to manage and that my film would never come into existence. I know I'll make it someday though...
          My dream is still relevant. I'm only going into my junior year in high school, so I still have time to plan it all out. *Fingers crossed.*

The Hollywood sign

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