Greetings my dear fellows!
Another lazy Sunday in Blagoevgrad.Finals week is coming yet no one seems to be ready for the upcoming tests and projects at all.We just want to enjoy the sunny weather and prepare for another amazing,full with great memories summer.Almost everyone got their Visas and we’re ready to go and meet new people.Sadly this is my Final Blog Post for this class.I won’t deny that at first I thought this would be just another mandatory journalistic course I won’t need.However I found out that this class is mandatory for any profession one wishes to deal with.Communication with people is one of the most important things in order to be successful.MMJ taught me how to communicate with people effectively and extract the information I need from them.My first difficulty came when I was supposed to choose a theme for the blog.Since that day I never knew my true passion for the movie industry.Ever since I was little films had a great influence on me and many of them taught me the most important lessons one has to know and follow in life.Many people underestimate the power of movies,but I hope that after reading my posts their opinions changed.
I am so grateful I chose this topic,because not only did I learn about movies I haven’t watched before,but I also got to know people in a more deep manner.They may not realize that the films they pointed out shaped who they are and how they act and think,but I did see it and was fascinated how powerful movies can be and how they affect us.
My first victim was prof.John Rodrigue who shared with me his life-changing movies.I have already had him as a professor,but after interviewing him I realized that the image I have built in my mind wasn’t even close enough with the reality.The films he told me about crashed some of his dreams and showed him the reality and cruelty of the world.The films he began watching as a child,still pop up in his mind and he still remembers the lessons they taught him.
“For me it was not just what the movie said,but when it said it to me in my life”
After that I decided to make an experiment and talk with one of my closest friends about her influential movies.She has always been straightforward in her decisions and opinions,so I was expecting to hear a bunch of movies which had little or no effect on her at all.Well,guess what?I was wrong…again.The 3 movies Niya favors changed her life during different stages.”Alice in Wonderland” showed her that everyone loses his way sometimes.”The Time Machine” taught her that there are things we cannot change.We just need to learn to live with them.The last movie made her end her 2 year relationship and move on with her life.
“…the film made me realize what was the right thing to do.”
My third interviewee was my strangest friend(I say that in a good way).She was always different.Not only in her lifestyle,but in her choices,opinions and ways of acting and thinking about things.Mariya shocked me with her film preferences,because some of them were way too powerful for me to handle.A documentary about a celebrity’s life showed her that money and fame are not all and sometimes can end up taking our life away.”The Hours” pointed out the great power of literature and true meaning of words.
“That movie reveals the great power of literature and how it influences people. After watching it and seeing how words can be one of the most powerful tools in the world I can say that the film left a print on me which will last for a lifetime”.
Video shooting really is fun and I learned this skill in this class by making a 5 shot video on Bubble Tea.Check it out by clicking on the words upwards.
Mariela Naydenova is a super busy person.That’s why I wanted to interview her and see whether or not she has time to look deeper into the movies she watches and gain some knowledge from them.Her most beloved films taught her that everything in life happens for a reason.There are no random things.We should be open to new experiences and be able to learn something from every situation.According to Mariela films can teach us that goodness always wins irrespective of injustice.
“Being smart and planning can always get you out of a situation. Real passion can be mistaken for obsession. And people should be able to see the harm of their true desires”
My midterm post was supposed to cover a recent news story connected to my blog theme.Well,at this time two major events occurred in the movie industry-The Oscars and the premiere of “Fifty Shades Of Grey”.Since not many people can give their opinion on the Academy Awards,I decided to go and figure out how people saw the new sex movie.Elena Samardjieva prepared herself in advance before going to see the film.She enjoyed the books,but the film disappointed her.
“Personally, I would recommend the book,because it has an interesting point of view on relationships.However I don’t think the movie displayed that”
One of my colleagues shared with me his favorite movies.Ivan has a different perspective when it comes to films.They didn’t shape the person he is today,but showed him the person he should be in the future.The stop motion movies impressed him with their design,costumes,make-up and sound effects.They made him pursue his dreams and become a graphic designer.Ivan’s story taught me that sometimes movies don’t shape your life and behavior,but your future.
“Stop motion movies are true magic – silicone puppets with metal armatures become real actors with characters”.
The MMJ class taught me how to use Storify and Thinglink and create stories from pictures,tweets,news etc.I decided to create a story for “Fast and Furious 7” and pay my respects to Paul Walker.
Veska shared with me that one has to love himself firstly and think for he’s own good and prosperity.Your priorities and desires should always come first.Believing in yourself and having faith will never betray you.Also we should never sacrifice too much even if its for the love of our lives.
“One should never make big sacrifices for the one he loves,because nothing is certain. Love doesn’t always win as many movies say it does”.
After Veska I decided to do another experiment and interview her twin brother.Stoyan is a true movie lover.He always enjoys watching movies and has strong preferences when it comes to different genres.The thing which fascinated me most was the fact that the movies he told me about didn’t seem influential at all.After he told me why and how they influenced him I realized that different people interpret different things differently.
“The Dark Knight taught me that you can’t win every time and that when you lose you suck it up and move along. I have accepted that not everything in life is fair and sometimes you cannot overcome your enemy no matter how hard you try.”
I saved the most curious article for the very end.I decided to share with you my influential movies.While writing the post different emotions popped up every time I thought of the movies.It was just like rethinking and reorganizing the lesson taught me.After I was finished I realized that many of the “rules” I was supposed to implement in my life were too hard.Hiding my emotions,like Gatsby is the hardest part.Nevertheless I will not stop trying and hopefully one day I will become a mix of my favorite movies.It may seem silly to you now,but go back and take a look at my older posts.All of them reveal parts of the people and bring up strong emotions in them.WATCH THE THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE PEOPLE I INTERVIEWED BELOW:
The power of movies cannot be measured.There are some films which may lack sense to us,but be of great importance to others.That’s just the way it is.Our emotions are things we are least likely to control.
Anyways this is the end of this blog guys.I really hope you enjoyed reading the posts and saw that I was right-Movies do influence us in a huge way.They may shape who we are today or shape our future selves.Don’t stop dreaming and fight for what you believe.Last,but not least-always love yourself first. 🙂