Ever since the Broadcast Journalism course I took in high school (as well as the AP Bio course that ultimately deterred me from my initial interest in a career in marine biology), I’ve wanted to pursue a career in film production. As I thoroughly enjoy many aspects of filmmaking (including cinematography, screenwriting, scoring, etc.), I’m not yet sure which field I’d like to pursue. However, through my studies within my Communications Major as well as my Film Studies Minor, I’m working to achieve a broad understanding of all these areas of film so that I can later determine, whether through grad school or work experience, which area I am most passionate about.
Aside from film, another of my great passions is distance running. I compete for the cross country and track teams here at Furman University and would, if all goes well, like to compete post-collegiately for a running club with other athletes pursuing a career in professional running. As of last year, Furman took on 8 athletes under a professional running club dubbed Furman Elite. These athletes compete in various events and are some of the top athletes for those events in the country, one of them winning the national title in the steeplechase just a few months ago and all of them working towards the 2016 Olympics. I’ve been extremely fortunate to have these athletes to train with and receive guidance from, and I would love to be able to join them upon my graduation from Furman.
For the purpose of this blog, I would like to record a day in the life of a Furman Elite runner. This would include filming and photographing their workouts and circuit routines, getting their takes on what it’s like to compete professionally, etc. With the completion of this project, I would like to both help promote the running club as well as have something to later reference back to as an example of my work experience in filmmaking.