Throwbacks photos to Santa Monica from last September… ugh, I miss this place more than I’d miss breathing air.
Last year I enrolled for a class at Yale University, it was an “Introduction to Classical Music” by Professor Craig Wright. I’ve always been into music, when I was a teenager I was part of a choir and was selected into a special musical class in middle school. For four years, my whole life revolved mostly around music, we’d do live shows even a musical called “Hi ! Broadway” at Le Zénith in Paris, with the talented Opera singer Patricia Petibon. I used to play the flute, but singing was my major. Despite having so much music in my life, I felt like I lacked knowledge about the “origin” which is classical music… that’s why I wanted to learn from this course, and I passed it with 95.6% super thrilled with my final grade.
After that, I decided to enroll for something else that was a big passion of mine which is, surprise : filmmaking ! So, five years ago I studied at EF (Education First), an international private school in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, situated in Redondo Beach to be more precise. I was following English and Media & Arts classes there. As well as learning how to better my english, because I’m actually French, I had these awesome photography and filmmaking-related classes, which really sparked an incredible interest in me for Hollywood… but I didn’t get enough of it ! Fortunatunately, the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania had this “Hollywood : History, Industry, Art” course I signed up for, organized by Professor Peter Decherney and this might shock some of y’all but I got 100% as final grade – it just shows you how much I was commited, the 7th Art is more than a hobby for me.
Back in Paris, I got super lucky again and entered this let’s say “trainee program” at a tech company. If you know me personally, or have searched me up online then you know I’m a crazy geek person. I have my own magazine that I’ve founded, where I share all kinds of news from cosplay to sci-fi reviews… I attend Comic Cons on two freaking continents ! I’m more than passionated about technology, that’s why being part of this training program to become a confirmed technician someday was so important to me. I’m happy to announce that I have passed my technician exam, and scored 92.85% which is okay, I could have done better but honestly I’m still proud of myself. I’m not officially a technician yet per se, even though I got my cerificate I still have to train my skills in real life in hope to get validated in a couple months.
In the meantime, since I was blessed enough to get three-days in a row weekends – I have my Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays off ! I thought I should do something I’ve wanted and needed for a while, which is sign up for a “Creative Writing” Specialization, it’s five-course and covers elements of three major writing genres, provided by the Wesleyan University – also known for having Joss Whedon and Michael Bay as alumni. There’s so much in me that I wish I knew how to write down the right way, but I never manage to make this wish come true because I get stuck when I have to express myself. It’s almost a dream for me to be able to do so eventually, because that’ll mean I could write full scripts for the movies I want to direct. I’m really excited to start those creative writing classes, and I’m looking forward to doing the best I can at this tech company I’m training at, and of course I’ll keep you updated.