When I was first told that I had to write an introductory blog post about myself, I thought, okay I can do that no problem. Well, that has not been the case. It has taken me a lot longer to figure out what words I want to put on the page. In that case, here we go.
I am a senior at the University of Tennessee majoring in Journalism and Electronic Media and Cinema Studies. I came into college knowing exactly what I wanted to do in life. I want to be a film and TV editor, no questions asked. Until my first Cinema Studies class that is. I have always been fascinated by the industry. I was always curious about the way certain scenes/shots were put together, the story behind it all, and the way the directors and producers decided to portray the different characters. From that point on, I was hooked; I had to be the person writing or producing all of those films and TV shows I spent all of my time “studying”.
Now, the “how” I am going to achieve these dreams and goals is beyond me at this point, which is part of the reason I joined the SAFTA Film group this summer. I am hoping through this opportunity I will be able to get a jump start toward the future I envision for myself. I graduate in May 2015 from UT and by then I hope to have a set plan for myself… which happens to be really scary if I might add. The future. The real life. Until then, I am trying to learn and grow in this field so that the future won’t be as scary.
I spent my four years at UT as a part of the Pride of the Southand Marching band. I have been playing flute since the sixth grade, and in my senior year in high school I decided on a whim the audition for the Pride. I have to say that it was the best decision of my life so far. I have met my best friends in this organization, and have found myself in the process. Needless to say, I am a part of a 145 year legacy that will continue on even after I graduate. That is something I will never forget.
That’s all really about me. I can’t wait to see where this internship with SAFTA Films takes me. It is definitely going to be one amazing learning experience. Thanks again for welcoming me into the SAFTA Family!
Rebecca Rummage is a undergraduate senior majoring in Journalism and Electronic Media and Cinema Studies at the University of Tennessee. Most of her time at UT was spent participating in the Pride of the Southland Marching Band, in which, she served as a Squad Leader. Upon graduation in Spring 2015, she hopes to pursue a career in screenwriting and producing Film and TV. In her spare time, she likes to “research” for her future career by reading and watching as many movies and TV shows as possible.