Open House Experience in the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT)
It always amaze me how unpredictable life could be. One second a bad news makes your day dark and gloomy, the next second, something good will come and brighten up your day.
Last July 24, the workshop for the club I am advising was cancelled the day before the workshop was scheduled. I felt terrible about it because I was very excited about the said workshop. I felt like heaven had left me in a gloomy state. charot! But then when I opened my Facebook account, I saw some of my blogger friends posting about a workshop that will be held in IAFT. A few minutes later, a student of mine asked for my permission if he can go to IAFT because the academy will have an open house. I couldn't help myself but to ask our school principal if I can go with my students. Thanks heavens, our school principal said YES! hahaha I felt like a guy receiving a big yes after asking a girl out. lol not that I'm a guy ahahha Thanks Ma'am Joy! Ma'am Joy is really the best!
I've never heard nor seen IAFT before so I was completely amazed when we arrived at the school. lol I didn't even know how to commute going there. It was my students who led me the way. haha My excitement got me a little crazy when I saw the huge building. Of course, my students and I took so many pictures. lelz The perks of being a millenial!
Trevor filmed them using the green backdrop because the film will soon be edited where my students' will look like they are really on the road driving a car.
I acted with a guy who is actually an acting student in IAFT. Trevor asked us to talk naturally and calmly. We managed to do the job by asking each other basic questions about ourselves. That's how I found out that he is a student in IAFT. During our conversation I asked him why he study acting. He said he wants to become a more interesting person that's why. I wasn't expecting that kind of answer but his answer was a good one. So if you guys want to become more interesting, go study acting in IAFT! hahaha
Felt so happy when Trevor said we did a great job and we are natural actors as we look very natural in our camera. Almost like we weren't acting! Of course, we were just talking back then hahaha.
JM gave us a short but very energetic and compelling workshop about writing. Time went by so fast but I must say that we definitely learn so many things from JM. Not just about writing, but also about dealing life as an artist. He even shared to us some of his favorite books which helped him in so many ways as a writer. I could only wish we had more time to learn more with him!
The whole tour in IAFT's open house was a wonderful experience for me. Taking a glimpse inside the school just made me want to study more. June 20, 2015 was a beautiful day after all. Oppss..its not July 20 but July 24 haha my bad. My July 20 was sad and empty. charot! The man I love told me he doesn't love me. Now that's a good thing to film, isn't it? Gotta start writing a script now. Ciao! ;)
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By the way, IAFT will conduct weekend workshops starting this Saturday, August 8, 2015. Stay tuned and check them out for more info.