Kyle Turner – Sophomore

The professors pay attention to every detail of however you manifest your love for film

1506665_10203433824269322_978410992_nIt’s hard to pinpoint when film evolved from a hobby to a passion, if such a change did occur, but it is absolutely certain that the faculty at UHart has encouraged it. Wonderfully, the professors pay attention to every detail of however you manifest your love for film, whether through production or studies, and discover a way that you can improve and become a better student, cinephile, and person.

Writing has been the area I was always most comfortable in, particularly analysis and deconstruction. I have been writing online for seven years for my blog The Movie Scene. Twitter has been an outstanding outlet for me to get in touch with film buffs and journalists, which brought me my first writing gig at VeryAware.com. My experience writing for that site, as well as Indiewire and The Black Maria, has been both a fun learning experience and, in a way, kind of surreal. I’ve had the incredible fortune to meet some of my favorite writers (Matt Zoller Seitz, Simon Abrams, Peter Labuza, etc.), go to a few press screenings, film festivals, get screeners, and write a lot. It’s what I love to do, and UHart continually helps foster and hone that skill. It’s clear that the faculty at the Cinema Program take Frank Capra’s words to heart: “As with heroin, the antidote to film is more film.”