Luiz Rosa Nanini
ISM- Weekly Report
2 October 2016
My First Interview
Weekly Report 9/26 to 10/2
Throughout this course I have been wondering if I am enjoying the course enough to continue being in it. The amount of work and grade in this class seems to compare to AP classes and most of what I have done has not necessarily enjoyable. Most of this week involved correcting my Correspondence Log and making my portfolio. This weekend, though, has made me solidify my thoughts in a way because something I truly enjoyed did happen, my first interview.
The first half of this week involved fixing my Correspondence Log. I misunderstood the instructions (I believe through my own doing). I thought most of it was supposed to be filled out after interviews, so I had most of it missing. Mr. Speice explained the situation to me, and I did my best to work on fixing it. I asked a few of my classmates and my sister to show me what they did. With that I was able to reorganize my Correspondence Logs into something more coherent. After that was complete I moved towards making my portfolio.
My sister and I left on Tuesday to grab supplies. We went to Staples and Office Depot and picked out what we needed. We only missed out on getting the padfolio. In class, I was able to set up my binder into something I was fairly pleased at. During that day we also talked about the Business Symposium. I am extremely excited for it. One of the things I looked forward to most in ISM was being in a professional environment. I want the glimpse of what professional life is. But that is not what most excites me the most. What does are the interviews.
This saturday i had my first interview, and it was incredible. I spoke to Howard Kelley, a storyboarder, who has been in the field in over 20 years. He had incredible insight and taught me about freelance work. Its dangers, and rewards. He also spoke about the community surrounding all fields of art, from movies to paintings, he told me networking was one of the most powerful tools an artist can have. He then proceeded to explain how storyboarding works. The connection between director and storyboard artist, who talk and work together to create an outline of what the shots and actors will be doing. All weeks before production even starts. Yet what impressed me most was his story, Mr. Kelley sacrificed finding opportune places to work, to raise his daughter, and then managed to fight off cancer. To be quite honest, it was inspiring. I cannot wait for my next interview. This first one got me excited about ISM like nothing else.
I have only been told this class will be getting harder from now on, but I feel like if I get to be more active and out there I will com to enjoy the class more, despite all the work. I find that talking to professionals much more insightful than reading an article, but I do think i need some background information before talking in my interviews. I want to dedicate more of my time to this class and hopefully learn more through interviews and more social interactions because without them, this class is not nearly as enjoyable or exciting.