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Why I Chose The Film Industry

Why I Chose The Film Industry

Throughout my life, the Lord has revealed many of my talents as I grew in my creativity. I remember being very passionate about art and creativity early on in my childhood, and there few moments when I wasn’t discovering new creative things to do in my free time. I had accumulated many interests such as movie making, fashion designing, interior decorating, and party planning — just to name a few. All very creative interests. When I was in high school and it was finally the time to decide what I would do with my future, I narrowed down my options to either going into the fashion industry or the film industry.

I chose to go into the film industry.

Here is why:

The central reason I went into the film industry, which made my decision very easy, is the fact that the film industry has many different jobs within production. There are several types of jobs I’m interested in within the film industry, so it doesn’t limit me to one specific area — it expands to all the areas I enjoy. I could be a part of a production team and help with movies on set or I could do costume and set design to feed other creative interests. If I had gone into the fashion industry, I would only be limited to doing fashion and wouldn’t have the opportunities to do all that I could in the film industry.

I could be a part of a production team and help with movies on set or I could do costume and set design to feed other creative interests.

There are many other jobs in film and television in addition to what I’ve mentioned. From manual labor to computer work, and even to craft services, all of these jobs help make a successful film or television show. So as I continue growing in my creativity, I may stumble across other things that I enjoy doing, but with the film industry, I won’t ever feel like I don’t have the tools and the training to do new things especially because I’m going through the CCM apprentice program.


Video production school attendee Evan!Nikki Riehle is a 19-year-old from the cornfields of Indiana. She is an aspiring predimatographor (producer, editor, cinematographer), and an apprentice at the Center for Creative Media.

Bradyn Litster