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Issue #250 – Apprentices in Action

Weekly Newsletter

by Liya Swift

Apprentices in Action

A Day in the Life of Our Students


Reem Rawi shoots Nashville tourism video

Recent Film Connection for Film Production & Editing graduate Reem Rawi has really stepped up to the plate by assisting on numerous commercial projects during her externship with mentor and Emmy-winner Zac Adams of Skydive Films (Nashville, TN). As a result, Reem’s graduated with  an impressive commercial reel, stellar résumé, and the confidence that comes from doing the work, hands-on. In a recent interview, Reem told us what she considered to be the real value of the program:   “Film Connection maybe looks weird to some people who are like, ‘Oh no, how am I going to do a program where I’m not going to meet in a classroom?’…but it is not that. It’s not the name of the college or the big studios and the fancy cameras. It’s all about your mentor’s mind. How experienced he is, and what your intention is in this program….What I care about is the experience, the knowledge that I’m going to get out with after finishing this program….And this is what’s most important about this program. It doesn’t keep you in classrooms with professors and stuff like that. It drags you from home, from where you are, and just puts you right in the business, connects you to the right people. This is so important.”   Speaking of his recent graduate, Zac says, “Reem is extremely reliable, hard-working, and has a great eye for cinematography. I truly believe she will do very well in this business.” Congrats Reem! And Zac, thanks for being such a terrific mentor!        

Recording Connection grad Kaizer Hazard at Engine Room Audio (NYC, NY)

Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production graduate Kaizer Hossain aka Kaizer Hazard shared an insight about just how far he’s come in his journey thus far. We know he’s not alone, so thanks for sharing with all of us Kaizer!   “[You know] what’s crazy? I manifested this sh_t with my mind. There was a time period from like 2017-2019 where I would just look at pictures of studios and mixing consoles like 2-3 times a day. Even when all hope seemed lost in my life and things were falling apart for one reason or another…I kept feeding my mind images of where I wanted to be and what I wanted to do…   I guess, for me, the hardest part of all of this was what I had to go through to finally get things together and manifest my dreams. I had to face a lot of pain and adversity to strip away the negative layers and belief systems from my family and society and fake friends….But I never gave up….I couldn’t let God down, especially after the promise I made to Him. I couldn’t let myself down either.”     What to get the latest info on what RRFC students are doing? Subscribe.    

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