Reaching of My American Dream

Reaching of My American Dream. The 30 minutes story of Muslim in the US for the final project of video documentary. This documentary is about the importance of education in our life. It will reveal the struggle for Muslim students to pursue their dream by studying in the U.S. Framing by the American Dream, this will conclude the thesis that, the Muslim value has strong relation with the values of American Dream.

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I had already thought about this topic. Initially, I thought I would made a documentary about Muslim students in US. I consulted this topic to my colleague. Then, he advised me that the topic was too shallow. I realized that I need a framing for this story. Therefore, I thought American Dream could be a nice and hittable framing. To combine American Dream by freedom of expression with the values in Islamic as religion.

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Living with Horror

Living with Horror. The Short documentary video about a person who had been escaping from the terror of suicide bombing from his home country, Afghanistan. Due to war-time, there is less opportunity to be safe even as a local citizen. This story will reveal the struggle of living and the values that could be shared.

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It was hard to find the topic of “Death and Taxes”. I think its normal thing since person with horror experience would not be easy teller. However, I can convince this guy to speak up the life experience that he had passed. Well, actually I merely knew the story when he started to speak. Yeah, it was quite surprising when I know this gonna be hit. Finding someone with the living experience with war zone is rarely. I appreciate this guy to talk to.

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Struggle and Achievement

Struggle and Achievement. This title was assigned for the topic of “Catch in the Middle,” in which, a person in a conflict that he never know. I think the conflict could be something in other form rather than a conflict among two side or part. Conflict could be something that made you think hard to decide. This is the conflict involve two or more interest in your mind. A decision that he make will be a struggle. And, this is the story about it that I want to convey.

Balika is a lecture of chemical in private university in Arkansas. She already started his career in teaching. In other side, she feels confuse about this decision because she is also a housewife. Moreover, she lives separately with her husband. This is a conflict that she has. I think it is a common conflict that human has in daily life. Although it is a common thing, I believe there are some lessons from this story that we would get.

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Project Description #1 : A whole new me

“I Make It Better” is a short documentary video about an international student who have achieved a change in her life. Rika Takara is a Japanese student who hate English at first. But, her passion made him across miles away to United States. She described her obstacles and way to overcome it. Right now, she fells better especially in communicating with English.

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Preproduction

The pre production was started on Tuesday, January 20th when I contacted Rika Takara. I know him as international student. I told her about my project and what the vision will be about. Later than, we make an agreement that on Saturday, January 24, I will take her first shoot. Before production, I made a storyboard for a guide to me in presenting the idea clearly.

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