14 12 / 2013
14 12 / 2013
In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
I can’t even…!
13 12 / 2013
"We teach girls to shrink themselves to make themselves smaller.
We say to girls, “You can have ambition but not too much, you should aim to be successful but not too successful, otherwise you will threaten the man”.
Because I am female.
I am expected to aspire to marriage.
I am expected to make my life choices.
Always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important
Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to each other as competitors not for jokes or for accomplishments.
But for the attention of men.
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.
Feminist - the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes."
Also relevant quote for my journalism paper.
12 12 / 2013
- I’m halfway through finals and I can not wait to be done.
- Holy shit, I leave for NJ in like a week and a half.
- And Christmas is also in only two weeks.
- I made a documentary…and even submitted it for the DVC Film Festival. I was so nervous to show it in class today. Like not nervous, exactly, but full of anticipation with adrenaline pulsing through my veins. When I hit play in front of my classmates, my first real audience, my heart was literally pounding out of my chest. Like, scary hard. I had to take deep breaths and focus on the oxygen going in and out. I don’t really know why, I mean besides I that I put a lot of work into it and I’m so close to the subject that it was hugely challenging to choose what sides of the story to share in five minutes.
- I starred in one classmate’s documentary, DVC Film:The Ladies of the Craft. That was a great doc. Plus I was in it. But really, it’s great, I love her style.
- I only have one final and one paper left. AND I even have most of the paper written…just needs some final touches and edits.
- It’s been a great scholastic year. I can’t wait to find out if I made it into the film festival too. That would just be fantastic.
12 12 / 2013
"1. Don’t ever tell anyone they look tired.
2. Help people, and if you offer to help someone, follow though.
3. Be kind to people who work in retail and food service.
4. Let someone know you’re not interested.
5. Actually “hang out sometime.”
6. Be a little more honest.
7. Stop calling each other mean names on the internet.
8. Send more letters (not emails) and gifts.
9. Give more genuine complements.
10. Have more patience while waiting in lines."
Almie Rose, 10 Little Things We Can Do To Make Life Easier For Each Other (via sloppyfirsts)
I really like this. It’s so cliche, but..c’est la vie. For reals.It’s the little things and details matter. That’s my wisdom for the day. You’re welcome.
10 12 / 2013
Over the last couple of weeks, some of the biggest challenges I faced were getting people to understand the importance of writing even in a visual medium. Working with TV, Film and Video requires a shit ton of writing and editing in order to communicate clearly with your audience. Writing is still the most effective form of communication! Some people got it, some people profusely resisted. When people don’t understand this, it feels like we’re set up for failure.
Some people just seem to think that things ‘just happen’ in front of the camera. I mean, no. Not even reality TV works that way. I guess they didn’t learn anything in school…pre-production is essential!
My inspiration for this is Ron Whittaker, from Cyber College. We read his production modules throughout my TV class. I reference them often, and I am sure I will continue to reference them for a very long time:
There may even be some people out there who decided to go into TV (rather than print journalism, for example) because they thought they might be able to escape having to learn how to write.
Although it’s a visual medium, TV is still based on the written word. When you get down to it, your ability to write and effectively communicate your ideas end up being the most important criterion for success.
Unless you want to stick with the very basic jobs in TV, you have to face this reality — and the sooner the better.
Interestingly, most producers (the people in charge, remember?) arrived at their jobs by first being writers.
Wouldn’t you rather end up being someone who makes the major decisions (and is paid accordingly)?
I read that in my first week of class and it just stuck with me. Especially since I do consider myself a writer.