Did you had a dream as a child to become a pilot or dancer or hairdresser but you are a laywer, bar keeper or dentist?
I want to become a filmmaker. Yes, I know what you might say, isn’t that the dream of many people? It is. And because it WAS the dream of many out there before me and others, these people do movies of different tastes. Yes of cause, a lot of bad ones too. I am happy, that so many filmmakers are out there, that you and me have such a great choice. For example, the Apple TV gallery. (Well, on the other hand, my partner and I are arguing a lot more, than with the few new DVDs or Blu-Rays we usually snatched on good days.)
October 2002, I’ve finished my final project for the Multimedia Producer diploma at sae.edu in Zurich, Switzerland (the Multimedia Producer course doesn’t exist anymore). The aim was to use all the tools learned (from Adobe softwares, scripting, authoring etc.) and create an authoring project on a DVD or CD and a website contributing to the project. I’ve created a 3D Hitchcock museum with Cinema 4D and a website about Hitchcock and his work. The examination with Hitchcock, who is one of my favorite filmmakers, drew me to the following conclusion: becoming a filmmaker, would combine all the things I love to do:
I love working in a team with a bunch of creative people,
using all kinds of technology,
to express an idea or message VISUALLY,
to motivate and stimulate negotiations and debates.
And, my passion for watching movies.
To reach that target I joined last year an online course at http://www.gnomonschool.com “Introduction to 3D with Maya” and another online course at cgsociety.com “Character Creation for Games with ZBrush”. Last year in November I went for 4 days to Cologne, Germany (was 6 hours drive with two stops from Zurich) and joined a Documentary Masterclass. Currently I do a screenwriting course here in Zurich.
Even I might not reach my dream, at least, I did something for myself. At a certain time in life you tend to function and neglect the dreams you had. So remember again what your dreams are and don’t forget to do something for yourself once in awhile!
What is your dream (professionally)?