1. My desired profession is screenwriting. I have been passionate about film for years and have been making silly home-movies since I was 11 years old. I currently wait tables for a living, so my joke is I plan to be a failing screenwriter/professional server until I retire.
2. I just changed majors from Computer Science to English. This is quite the 180 degree change. Last semester I decided to pursue a career in writing despite having taken so many STEM courses. I like to imagine I’ll be one of few English majors with credit in Calculus I, II, and III.
3. I love music. This is not a unique fact, but it is true none the less. I got a record player set-up and started buying vinyl a few years ago solely as a method of supporting the artist and getting a cool physical thing in return. In the age of Spotify its hard to justify purchasing MP3s.
4. I enjoy photography just as much as videography. While I enjoy traditional forms of art, digital art has always been what peaks my interest the most. It seems the possibilities are endless. I started making movies at a very young age and moved to photography once I finally saved up for my first DSLR. The main photo and the photo below I took a couple weeks ago on a day I was free of work. What I like about photography is to anyone else but myself the photo is not all too interesting. However, I remember standing there and taking it. There is a whole day attached to that photo that is pleasing for me to think about when looking at it.
5. My favorite filmmakers are Charlie Kaufman and the Coen Brothers. There are many films that I would consider favorites, but there aren’t many other films by the key filmmakers of those favorites I enjoy. For example, Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation is in my top 3 favorite films but there isn’t much else she has made that I like nearly as much as Lost in Translation. Charlie Kaufman and the Coen Brothers have a steady stream of films that I love to watch.
6. Synecdoche, New York is my favorite film. Truthfully, my “favorite film” changes all the time. But there is one that has always been a top 3 for me and that is Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York. It is a highly interpretable film with infinite amounts of content under the surface. A recent favorite of mine is Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men, which is an adaptation I plan to read for this class sometime. Check out the opening scene, which is an impressive long take that is topped later on in the film.
7. I love to bike everywhere. Exercising is boring and time consuming, so why not combine transportation and exercising into one activity? Its genius! On top of the exercise, it is really nice to bike on a scenic route and just enjoy the scenery. Plus, it saves gas money and is better for the environment than driving. Whats not to love about biking?
8. I eat a vegan diet. I went vegan about a year and a half ago and would recommend everyone to try it. Cruelty-free, good for the environment, and good for your health. Its a real triple threat.
9. I spent a semester at UNF. My first semester out of high school was at the University of North Florida and I did not like it at all. I’ve lived in Gainesville my whole life and Jacksonville was not a good switch for me. Even though I wanted to branch out, I decided UF was the school for me so I came back and started on my AA immediately.
10. Chess is my favorite board game. I don’t know for sure if chess is considered a board game, but it is my favorite game that is played on a board. Me and my roommate play to decide who does the dishes which is an even heavier bet than money.
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