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The Future is Wide Open!

Carmen, Cinema/TV | Originally Published: 10/16/2018

Preparing for a career in Cinema and Television 

The Cinema and Television department recently had a screening of “Seeing is Believing: Women Direct”, a documentary by Cady McClain, who was there for a Q&A along with a number of other women filmmakers. This is truly a great time to be a woman in Cinema when so many women are filling jobs that were not often equally gained previously, and so many more people are able to have their voices heard. 

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct Q&A

It was incredible to watch so many women directors share their experiences in making movies and in how many ways the pioneers of an industry are among our current and future influencers. One of the things I appreciate so much about the Cinema and TV department at LACC are the incredible guest speakers who share their experiences in the field.

Lighting Review Reviewing FootageArt is something that inspires people, that’s why creating, and witnessing the art of others is essential for the emotion quotient of a culture. Human connection is attained in the motion pictures arts and now more than ever this vessel of human connection is vital. That's part of why I love making films.Scary Movie Season!

It’s important in any field to recognize talent in someone and be able to encourage them to fulfill what needs to be done in that industry, that’s why it’s so great to see my film creating peers take what they’ve learned and pass it on to others, because something like making a movie takes an incredible amount of teamwork. If a team is only as strong as it’s weakest link, it becomes incumbent upon everyone to help out anyone around us to make the entire picture come together.

TV Filming outside the MLK Library

About The Author

Carmen is an actress, filmmaker, and student in the the cinema and television department at LACC. She enjoys playing guitar, doing yoga, and going to Dodgers games with her husband. She plans on taking Hollywood by storm, and making great movies for years to come!