Ten thousand. 10,000. That’s right, ten thousand of ’em. My life long dream, inspired by Macklemore’s newest song. If you haven’t heard it then I would check it out right here. I went into college knowing that I wanted to major in film. What I wanted to do with that degree, I had no idea. I had always liked using cameras since I was a kid.
During my sophomore year, two different people trusted me enough to shoot their capstones and I fell in love with cinematography. Now that I graduated college, its finally time to start doing something with my life. That’s where the ten thousand hours comes in. If I want to eventually shoot movies in Hollywood, I am going to have to log a pretty good amount of time behind the camera, so I thought I’d better start out now. They say you need to practice a skill for about 10,000 hours to achieve great success in it. I have my whole life ahead of me, so why not start now? Essentially, I want to be the Van Gogh of cinematography in about 30 years. I have more than a long way to go but if you want to follow me as I embark on this journey, then I’ll be posting about it on this blog. I won’t be making updates every day, but every time I am doing something that helps out my career (bringing me closer to this 10,000 hour thing), I’ll write a post about it here. So thanks to anyone who cares enough to follow along. Its going to be a long ride but maybe this will keep me motivated.