Many people nurse a secret dream to be in the movies.
It’s not surprising, really – we are surrounded by a visual culture, from Youtube, to TV, to cinema, to on-demand services feeding us exciting stories that absorb and entertain us.
And we want to be a part of of it! This is the amazing power that stories have: they move us and change us. They give us an adrenalin rush. They can make us feel sad or excessively happy. And visual storytelling is all the more powerful because it makes the world of the story seem so real, even if it’s a fantasy. We imagine ourselves up there on the big screen, living the exciting life of another person – a fictional character, a historical figure, or even an alien or other-worldly being.
So how can you be in a movie?
Well, it’s not so far-fetched an aspiration. But it might take you some time, some training, and some work to get there.
Hoping to see you in the movies sometime soon!
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