In November of 2011, I was invited to judge the film making portion of the “On Your Way” contest produced by the Arts Schools Network (ASN). This competition included submissions from students across the U.S. in a variety of disciplines, film making, musical theater/acting, visual arts, and classical voice. The winner for the film making segment was Kimberly Greenwell, from the Denver School of the Arts, CO.
Here’s an excerpt from her personal statement;
My name is Kimberly Greenwell and I am currently a senior at Denver School of the Arts, majoring in video cinematography. Film, as an artistic medium, is one of the few things in this world that makes sense to me. The ability to capture, manipulate, and transform a moment in time so that it can be relived infinitely, is a beautiful experience to live for. As I have introduced myself to the industry and begun working on films, I have opened my mind in order to collaborate with a wide variety of people, and my work reflects my appreciation for those diversities. Although every new project is exciting, I’m always looking forward to the next time I can look through a camera lens with new ideas and opportunities to improve my work. Whether I am working independently and motivating my own films or working on an extensive crew with hundreds of job titles, I understand my responsibility in film and no matter what the task I know it must be accomplished flawlessly. I don’t believe there is any idea that is too ambitious, or any idea too small or subtle to be created into a brilliant work of art. We live in a world of over six billion people – what better way to tell each of our stories than through the art of film?
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