I've been in London.
On the first BYU Film study abroad, and it has been quite the experience.
We gave presentations in our class about what we learned and took away from all of it. I had written a few things down, and didn't really have my thoughts completely collected, but I got up there and I think it went well.
I wish I had recorded it, because right now I can't remember everything that I said...I guess that is what happens when you don't really prepare. I do remember some things, well one thing in particular.
LONDON is a very full place. Dean Duncan and Tom Russell our program directors did an amazing job at taking us to right places, and guiding everything in order for us to make connections. So, we basically saw everything without having to see every detail. We skimmed the surface, but we were still able to talk about the deep roots of London, and Europe in general. It was really great, and I am not the greatest words on paper, because I don't often communicate everything the way I'd like it to be understood? (Wow. That was a good sentence)
I was talking with Mallory Everton who was on the study abroad too, and we both felt that living in London didn't change us as people, because we are still the same, and will go back to Provo and fall into our habits again. I don't think that is a bad thing at all. Rather than this trip being life changing, it was very life enhancing, because it helped me see my potential as a human being, and as a filmmaker. I am leaving with so many more tools, and perspectives which is great for where I am in my life, as I prepare to finish my undergrad at BYU in Media Arts. I have a clearer idea as to what I want to leave BYU with and as, so get ready to have your socks knocked off.
I don't know if any of that makes sense... I bet it was full of misspellings and grammatical errors. We aren't all perfect...right?