I have always wanted to work in an industry that drives my passion. I’ve always wanted to be good at what I do, and have pushed myself to be the best. Today, I find myself immersed in an industry that I’m passionate about, but I can’t yet say I’m one of the best.
To better my skills in media making I need to learn the basics of what it takes to make film from conceiving an idea, to creating an end piece. My aim is to work in a production management role, but to be able to do it best I need to understand the processes within media making from start, to end.
Through my first year of studying I have learnt to develop and form my ideas but I have yet to master the next step. Learning to take these formed ideas and able to produce content that can appropriately express them is something I have yet to master. I’m hoping that Ways of Making can teach me how to take these ideas beyond the starting point and create some worthwhile content.
Above this I want to learn how to broaden my horizons when it comes to understanding film. I want to expose and analyse various film genres and subgenres such as documentary, mockumentary, drama etc. Ways of making can uncover various ways of interpreting footage, from the way it is captured to the way it is intended to be perceived.
Being in my second year of studying at RMIT, I’m still not confident in using a camera, setting it up and capturing footage. I have barely learnt the basics of lighting and sound, and have just started to scratch the surface of editing.
These skills are a necessity for me to become great at what I do, and for this reason I don’t want to just scratch the surface. What I aim to get out of Ways of Making is to become fluent in as many aspects of media making as possible.