1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I think many people don’t think that I am really emotional and approachable at first.
I am very fond of my family and friends and believe that every person is unique and deserves to be loved. It doesn’t matter what race, color, nation, gender or religion.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
I have always been into arts. But I’m so happy for being able to say that what was once only my hobby became my passion, and now it’s about to become my profession: Film and photography. Since my childhood, I was interested in music, painting, literature and film. I just love the idea that movies enable us to “see” stories and keep the memories eternally. "Let me just pause a minute and drink in this moment. And if you film it, I’ll be able to get free refills for life." ― Jarod Kintz
3. What are your goals for the future?
Every individual has his/her personal galaxy created by his/her own ideas, experiences, and memories. Every story is special and inspiring in some way. I want to capture moments and “show” some stories from my unique point of view. For now, my goal is to become a cinematographer. Cinematography is “painting with the light”, creating a meaning with it along with the composition, colors, and other visual elements. It is essential to “show” a good story.
4. What is your definition of success? For me, success has few steps.
The first step is ”realization”. Realizing who we are and what we want to do with our lives. Reading books, watching movies, communicating with other human beings, giving ourselves some time away from any pressure and letting ourselves think. The second step is “listening”. After finding our path, seeing our decision from other's perceptions and experiences. The third step is the “research and experimentation”. Before taking any actions, gathering all the information together and going out, experimenting to see if that's what we really want to do. The fourth step is “taking action”, leaving all the worries behind and just letting ourselves go with the flow. And the last step is “consistency”. To just keep doing what we have to do and be patient. To sum up, for me, success is finding what we were born to do and being courageous enough to do it.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
Currently, everything I’m working on is a long-term plan. Mainly, I try to keep up with school and keep myself busy with photo-shoots, readings, and expanding my movie culture. But my friends decided to start working on some shorts to submit them to the film festivals and I’m pretty excited about it. You don’t have to study film to make films, but the best side of it is that you’re surrounded by people who are as passionate as you and ready to take action to pursue their dreams!
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