Why NYU?

Why NYU?

As I pulled the handle, the drawer gave way, allowing year’s worth of junk to spill out onto the floor. I rushed to put everything back into the neatly arranged disorder that I found it before my parents walk in to see the snooping I’d been doing. My eyes fixated on a shiny gray camera. This very camera would become my outlet when I was struggling academically, allowing me to make short films that described to others what I was learning and the things that interested me. Slowly, my love for filmmaking turned into a need to absorb as much information as possible. I discovered CNN, Ted Talks, and podcasts that taught me about different cultures and parts of the world. Since then I have used my camera as my voice to show my thoughts and ask the questions I want to be answered. This began early on by watching documentaries instead of fighting to understand what I was reading, progressing into making small movies about what I was learning, and has now become a lifelong passion that I hope to turn into a career.

I am constantly listening to podcasts and watching documentaries, hoping to learn more about the subject at hand as well as the production side of radio and film. I have a desire to listen to other people’s experiences,...

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