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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Blog posting written by Chloe Wilson, Television-Radio '14, FLEFF Blogger, Ashland, Massachusetts.
My name is Chloe Wilson, and I'm excited to be back blogging with FLEFF for the second year in a row!
I'm a junior television-radio major with a concentration in scriptwriting. I also have a triple minor in history, legal studies, and the honors program.
I grew up in Ashland, Massachusetts - the original home of the Boston Marathon! I'm not athletic by any means, but I live close enough to the marathon route that I can walk outside of my house, set up a lawn chair, and cheer for all the marathoners running by.
Even though I grew up just outside of Boston, I'm a New Yorker at heart. I spent my last summer interning at Viacom in NYC while simultaneously working with a small non-profit. As much as I love media, I also love giving back to my community.
I consider the Ithaca area (and the surrounding Finger Lakes) my community. As a college student, I feel like I'm always mobile - travelling home for break, travelling to Syracuse to visit friends, travelling back to Ithaca for the new semester - and I'm excited to explore the idea of mobility in film and new media.
This year, FLEFF begins with a Kick-Off Screening on March 3rd. It's an Upstate Filmmakers showcase, featuring artists such as Carol Jennings, John Scott, and Jason Harrington. (Seeing as my birthday is March 2nd, it's like a belated present for me!)
The FLEFF schedule hasn't been announced yet, but I can't wait for the Kick-Off Screening. What are you excited about for this year's FLEFF?
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Blog posting written by Chloe Wilson, Television-Radio ’14, FLEFF Intern, Ashland, Massachusetts.
You can’t have my microtopia.
Sorry, but not really.
My personal definition of microtopias reflects my own personal experiences. I believe that each person has their own microtopia as a result of interacting with different environments. No two people have the same experiences.
There’s a good chunk of people who fit that exact same description, but none of them are like me. While a group of us may be defined by these vague terms, they don’t actually fit anyone.
The term “one size fits all” is silly because there is no such thing. No term fits everyone because everyone is different. No microtopia belongs to everyone, because everybody has their own.
You can’t have my microtopia, but you can explore it with me.
We can share my microtopia, but only for a little while.
You have your own microtopia to discover. Once you discover yours, I’m sure you’ll be spending a lot more time there.
Invite me over, will you?