Thursday, December 11, 2008

Purpose of my Blog

To voice my thoughts and ideas about films. To use as my own soap box. To generate ideas and ask opinions. To share insights. And overall, to explain some of the many "why's" asked of my career decision.

Why a degree in Film Studies?

I am mainly interested in screenwriting, but felt a rounded knowledge of film-making would be beneficial. I am learning to look deeper into the meanings of films and pay more attention to what the film-maker tries to show through colors, costume, mannerism, and the entire "mise en scene." Movies are visual and require a different style of writing. Also, through a degree in Film Studies I will learn how to produce and edit a film. That too will help the writing process, since camera placement and POV (point of view) are subtly written into the spec script.