Cinema and Television ArtsCategory
In this semester as a 1st MFA Film Directing student, I was tasked with creating a five minute short film. I decided to go with an idea I ..
It’s no secret that movie ticket prices have increased over the past decade. Average movie ticket prices have increased to nearly $14 ..
My Name is Jesus Larios, but I have always gone by Jesse. I am a first-year Cinema and Television Producing MFA student at Columbia Colleg..
There is the film you write, the film you shoot and the film you release. If you’re lucky, they’re the same film; but, more often than not..
It’s the last couple of weeks of the semester (wow, that was quick), so my one credit Cinema Studies class just kicked off. We’re watching a number of classic films and analyzing them and one thing we briefly discussed in class is how difficult it sometimes is as a filmmaker to not over analyze films.
I am six weeks away from shooting my thesis film and seem to have reached the point where every bit of good news is quickly accompanied by a setback. It’s a time that’s difficult to process due to how busy it is. In addition to the thesis, I also have classes, an internship, a job and a life (sort of). Time management becomes your end-all and be-all, and self care is definitely important too.
The second year of my MFA program has officially begun. The semester is now in full swing, and it’s very busy. I’d thought my focus this semester would be class, thesis, and internship. I’m realizing a producer is always working on multiple projects and juggling them efficiently is the key to success.
Two years, it has been. And now I’m writing my last blog post. In this one, I will try to summarize my years at Columbia: where I was and where I am right now.