Club Spotlight: Filmmaking

Adam Honigan (Contributor)

Director. Second Unit Director. Line Producer. Production Manager. Director of Photography. Gaffer. Grip. These are all members of a film crew, and to be honest, I’m not even sure what half of these mean. What I do know is that every single one of them is a vital part of making a film possible, and that’s exactly the mentality we carry in the Filmmaking Club. We don’t exist simply to keep pumping out one person’s videos, but to let everyone express their ideas if they choose to do so. Making movies, big or small, is something that crosses most people’s mind at some point or another, but the impracticality of it usually dashes those notions. But the Filmmaking Club works past “impracticality” to produce content that we want to make, whether it is comedy, drama, a fake trailer or commercial, or a cool fight scene. We work by our own schedule, meaning we can make what we want, when we want.

At meetings, people share any idea that they may have for a video, whether or not they think it’s good. Even if you can’t think of a way to develop that idea, maybe somebody else can expand on it, and make it into a really good script. And that’s probably the best way to describe our small but growing club; a team of people who are passionate about film, and just want to be able to make something we can share and be proud of.

We have made one video so far, which is on the John
Abbot Student Activities Facebook page, but we have many other scripts in development. Club meetings are usually held Mondays at 5:30 in H-028, and it’s best to contact Adam Honigman if you’re interested in joining.

Our members so far are from a variety of programs: CALL, Sciences, Social Science, Commerce, and Theater. It doesn’t matter what program you’re in. So, don’t shy away if you feel you wouldn’t be good enough. Everybody has an idea, so come express yours.

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