Hello, dear reader. This will be one of the last posts. The semester is coming to an end and so is the AUBG internship in NU Boyana film studio. I am so glad that I could manage to walk all my readers into the world of filmmaking by trying to describe every single Friday that we spend in the studio. Now as I go through the post I realize that I have created some kind of a diary that I can preserve as a prove of what we, AUBG16, have archive during this internship. I am now sure that in the future I can go back and read in details how we spent the time in NU Boyana.
“Tell me, I forget! Teach me, I remember! Involve me, and I learn!”
Since my last summary post AUBG16 have gone through the most exciting moments we had in the film studio. We actually had the chance to film our own movie as a final product of our internship as we used all props and departments professionals usually use. We were allowed to use the original script of the movie The Legend of Hercules and to recreate two of the scenes from the movie.
First week after we decided which two scenes we are going to shoot, we spent in preparation. We made some lists with all roles of the people, the types of clothing we needed and all the props. We also created a story board that helped us position the camera and creating the perfect shots. We also announced who the actors in our scenes will be. For more detailed information, you can go back to the post dedicated to that week.
My next post was about our first shooting among the real movie sets of NU Boyana Film Studio. We dressed as Greek rulers and shot on the Greek movie set. I t was really exciting as we haven’t done that before. We spent all day moving cameras and positioning lightning, and then a couple of hours shooting the real scene.
The following week we did mostly the same thing. We shot our second scene from the movie The Legend of Hercules, and we kind of learned that weather can be really against the wile to work in the film industry. However, I use my blog post to thank our advisers about all they did for us to feel good and to actually learn something. Meeting them all was a great part of the internship and I am really glad that I had the chance to “work” with them.
And here comes the funniest part of the internship, and probably my favorite post so far. AUBG16 are already a great team, each of us has a position and we are all working together to produce the best final result. That post was dedicated to the editors in our group and how important their work is. In the post is also the Macarena video, that shows the movie sets of NU Boyana and proves that we have formed a great team, it was a lot of fun dancing the Macarena dance with you, guys.
Well this is it so far, however it is not going to be the last post as I will make sure that all readers see the final product AUB16 created when it is ready.
So we all learned a lot from this internship, for me it was a great opportunity to improve my “filmmaking” skills and also to meet some professionals that showed us the essence of the filmmaking process, what to do, and what to see, how to give the movie a reason, meaning and soul. So in my last video I made the members of AUBG16 to come up with a word, a statement or a sentence that describes their journey as a want to-be filmmakers.
“AUBG16 was a privileged and fantastic experience!” ~ Trayan Kostashki
I believe my blog was interesting as it really describes in details what happens to 16 students who have the chance to work in a real film studio. It is chronological ordered and it contains two summary post that simply summarize the posts and quickly navigates the readers throughout them.
I am glad that I had the chance to work with the rest of AUBG16 as they are all great, hardworking and ambitious. Each of them knows what he/she wants to be part of, and is full of energy and creativity. I believe we work well as a team as for those weeks we have became not only colleges but also friend. Thank you, all guys for being part of my exciting journey, thank you Tuty, Lucho, Max, Tsvety, Alena, Sorin, Daria, Dana, Eddie, Anton. I also would like to thank Marto, Vessy, Ani Davdariani, Annie, Tata who left AUBG16, however we have spent enough time together. Also, thank you Olya, Aleks and Sergey who managed to help us with everything even though they had a lot of work to do. And last but not least, thank you Professor Melody Gilbert for making this internship real and also for teaching my MMJ course that provoked me to begin blogging, and using social media as an important part of the my journalism education.