i am a film student though

Battle of Hogwarts House Breakdown Part 1:“Will You Join in our Crusade?”

So I mentioned in a previous post that I wanted to do a break down analysis of the text regarding how many students from each house actually stayed to fight in the battle of Hogwarts. Here is the text:

“the Slytherin table was completely deserted, but a number of older Ravenclaws remained seated while their fellows filed out; even more Hufflepuffs stayed behind and half of Gryffindor remained in their seats.”

Before we begin I want to stress point number 1 for all of them. These are teenagers all of whom are 17 and younger. If you were completely honest with yourself, could you picture yourself as a Junior in High School choosing to stay and fight the most powerful dark wizard of the time and his huge army of followers knowing you probably won’t survive? There is absolutely no shame directed at those who could have stayed but left. That’s not how this works. Now let’s break this down:

Slytherin: Now, thanks to Miss Parkinson’s outburst, McGonagall ordered Slytherin House to be escorted out of the Great Hall first. Please note that they are being escorted to the evacuation point (room of requirement) and not the dungeons! Too many people who are claiming to go off the book are saying all the students where sent to the dorms, which for Slytherin is the dungeons. This is in the film only. A Ravenclaw girl asks about getting their belongings, but McGonagall shuts her down and says everyone is leaving from the Great Hall to the evacuation point. 

I am willing to bet that there were a few, if not several, Slytherins willing to stay and fight. In fact, I believe there were some Slytherins fighting for Hogwarts even though no one stayed at the table. Here is why I think the table was empty.

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anonymous asked:

you said there was a similarity between clarke and bellamy in 4x01, but i couldnt see it. what do you mean by that?

okay, let me preface this by saying that i absolutely loved 4x01. everything i expected i got. this is the kind of premiere that i always wanted because it did so much with so little. from the directorial choices (thanks dean for doing gods work) to the background music etc, it perfectly sets up the season’s arc already as well as establishes the tone of it (doom + hope), and i would be lying if i didn’t admit that i almost felt like dying. from the looks of it, season four seems to be the season we’ve all been waiting for and i am so fucking ready for it.

second: i don’t think you’ll ever know how glad i am that you didn’t say ‘parallel’. i am a film student and i am so sick of that word lol (thx fandom). this might just be me but i personally think it’s not a particularly productive way to call everything a parallel. there is quite a difference between having a similar scene and an actual parallel that you will immediately catch. i feel that most people in this fandom don’t seem to understand the difference since they keep using that term in cases in which it should not be used. so yea, kudos to you for not going with that one. either way though. yes, i did say that there are obvious similarities (or at least that’s how i look at them) in how the writers decided to deal with bellamy’s and clarke’s respective individual arcs and how they managed to fuse them together by the end of the episode, and i’m gonna stand by that interpretation for now, because it makes the most sense to me.

(i dont have much time so i’mma have to keep this short)

i found 4x01 to be fascinating on many levels, from the intense focus on interpersonal relationships to the political/universal conflicts/issues. we get a lot of information in this ep alone and it’s all bewildering as much as it is exciting, because shit is gonna hit the fan real fucking fast. what caught my attention regarding bellamy and clarke though is this: you have an interplay between the visual, emotional camerawork and the written, intellectual narrative (text) that creates an expression of continuation within their personal relationship.

let’s start with the obvious: both characters deal with their dead loved ones in this episode (lexa and gina).

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“Silence” (2016)
Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.

As both a Christian and a filmmaker/enthusiast, you can imagine how frustrated I am with Christian movies.  Why?  Because they are all terrible.  Whether it’s Kirk Cameron pretending to be a firefighter who needs marriage advice, or a college student with a victim complex doing “intellectual battle” with his philosophy professor trying to prove that “God’s Not Dead,” most movies made by Christians are downright bad.  When Hollywood tells stories of faith and Christianity, though, and they end up being 100x better than films Christians are making, there’s a really weird problem, isn’t there?  “Silence” is one of those films that is so incredible, and so remarkable, that - believer or not - one can’t help but feel challenged and emotional.  “Silence” is the story of two missionaries trying to share the Gospel and find their mentor in an oppressive, dangerous place: 15th century Japan.  What a spectacular film that was absolutely snubbed at the Oscars - if La La Land wasn’t so good, I don’t doubt that I would consider it my favorite film of the year… perhaps, the past several.

Here at the 07:31 mark, we see a head of the priest order Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver’s a part of preparing to send the two off to their mission field.

See It If: You are a Christian, you like EXCELLENT cinematography, you are a Scorsese fan, and you like seeing Spider-Man and Kylo Ren share the Gospel with Japanese State Heads who want to kills them.

Super excited and stressed for my film shoot tomorrow but I have learned more this week than I ever have in film school so far. I had an actor cancel on me (got that problem fixed though so it’s all good) and in my screenwriting class my professor totally hated my writing but it’s whatever (that’s a whole other story).

However, for the short film, I am the writer, producer, director, and DP (director of photography). Luckily, I have friends to help me with audio and lighting but wow…it is amazing learning first hand everything that it takes to make a film come together. 

I feel the need to vent about my first world film student problems. (You've been warned)
I am so drained and exhausted.

I have been in school for the past 24 months with no more than a two week break (no, we don’t get summer vacation, we get a bachelors degree in 3 years, though)

People think film school is a joke. Especially my school, because it’s more technical than, say, USC or UCLA, but let me explain.

A camera was put in our hands the second week of school. We don’t have 20 page essays to write, we have short films to write, produce, direct, edit, etc.

We don’t have weekends. Weekends are reserved for shooting. 

We don’t have time to go to parties. We’re stuck in the digital labs editing or working on a script that needs to be shot in 48 hours - and on the rare occasion we DO have a party, we usually spend the night discussing upcoming projects, what shoot we have to be on the next morning at 8 am, or how much work we have for our general education classes that we’re INSANELY behind on because our focus always has to be on our film classes.

We spend INSANE amounts of money to produce decent looking projects. We’re always broke. 

There have been many occasions where we’ve had to make a decision between getting good grades in a general education class or being on the set of a project that might further our career when we graduate. 

We can’t focus on one or two projects at a time, because we usually have at least five classes. This semester I had four classes that required some form of a production. I produced two music videos for actual clients, produced, directed, filmed, and edited a short documentary on cystic fibrosis, wrote a feature screenplay in 15 weeks and did four photo shoots for a production design class that had to be funded completely by me (thank god for goodwill). On top of these major projects, I’ve been creating a business plan for my business class, which I’ll admit, has been put to the wayside. 

I don’t expect anyone to sit there and read this entire long-ass text post. But if you did, congratulations, you’ve made it to the end.

I absolutely love the opportunities this school has given me, and I LOVE the world of film and television - I understand that being tired is a part of it, but I feel so creatively and emotionally drained at the moment that I just want to cry.

This probably makes no sense. Anyway, enjoy scrolling your dashboard. 

Two more semesters. April 2015, get here sooner. 

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I’m 21, from Canada, film student.
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my-soul-is-the-moon  asked:

Hey! Can I please have a Teen Wolf ship? I'm 5'7", I have long, wavy, dirty blonde hair and hazel (blue/green) eyes. I am a competitive swimmer. I'm a film student so I love tv shows and I love to read. I'm a hopeless romantic and am usually pretty shy but once I get to know someone I start to open up and laugh at jokes easily. Im also a photographer and artist. I also lost my mom to cancer when I was 13 so I know the weight of loss.

I’d choose Derek Hale, even though it might be a bit more difficult to justify. Yeah, he seems grumpy and distant most of times, but I think he’s a very loving person under all these layers of ‘stay away from me’. He’d love to listen to your passions and actually struggle not to smile like an idiot. He actually doesn’t want people to get too close, too afraid to lose them,but after some time, there is no way he’d let you down. 

ex gratia

(or late nights, cell phones, and tomorrows)

“Fighting can get so lonely,” he said, staring at her like she was a door he couldn’t quite open. “But you’ll have me and I’ll have you.”

“So you’re giving me your phone number?”

Chat pressed the paper into her palm without a word and looked at her with eyes gone myrtle, and when she stared down at the digits she wondered if they were a connection across a wireless line or the calculated and immeasurable distance between them.

She decided it was both.

A quick story about loneliness, friendship, and duel citizenship in one’s own skin.

For @miraculousturtle, @gigiree, and @goldwerewolf. Thanks for being awesome!

She wakens to a full moon and a sky snuffed out by light pollution and watches. Nothing really. Not the clogged traffic or the spring shower that had been tip-tapping away at her window or the seven layers of son premier amour that had always been the backbone of a city built from fire. So instead she presses her brow to the window pane and breathes until she fogs up the glass and looks at nothing at all.

This is her city. The anomaly of hers and his and someone else’s that is sometimes too much to handle.

It’s a lot.

Too much.

Far, far, too much.

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new (kinda) studyblr ☺️

soooo i told mags i would do it if she did; and though overdue, here it is: my tiny intro. i started this studyblr about three weeks ago and am still kind of shuffling around. 

i’m 16, half japanese, and currently living in singapore to pursue my studies (i’m also taking o levels this year ;-;;) errr i’m an aspiring film/photography/writing/psychiatry student, simply because i’m torn between the arts and medical scene 😹 um i love love love photography, filming, writing and birds (idk if this is relevant but whatever) and i’m pretty friendly (?), so please come talk if you have similar passions! ^-^ *in fact, my main @seigakun is my photography blog :_))

my favourite studyblrs are:

@studywithmaggie || @katsdesk || @academla || @elkstudies || @hayley-studies || @asukastudies || @hermionegoals || @etudestial || @studyrose || alot alot more that i really really want to name but would become a huge mess of a post