I have reached the mark. I am now officially a junior at De Lasalle – College of Saint Benilde. The downside to all of that? I still feel like a freshman. Even though I’m taking up my majors, I still have heaps of general subjects to go. Oh, the hard part about being an irregular student.
The best part about this term though is that we’re shooting for a bunch of videos for different subjects. It’s fun but it is a major pain in the butt! Yeah, yeah, start lecturing me about whining. Blah, blah, blah. It’s the reality of things. Everything else is a piece of cake but scheduling everyone from us to our artists to our assistants is the one thing that can drive us crazy.
Our final project was given to us at the beginning of the term. We were given the opportunity by our professor, Sir Jag, to choose a genre. Genres like comedy, action, musical, drama and the like popped up. We ended up with melodrama. I had this faint idea of a story that I wanted in my head. I tried to develop it but because of our hectic schedule last term, I just completely forgot about it.
Fast forward to: the day before submission. I still had nothing. I had absolutely NOTHING to pass. No idea, no concept, no story, no material. NOTHING. I would watch my other blockmates’ work and I would get even more frustrated because I had no idea what to do! I was screwed. I even felt like just not passing anything. Maybe I would still pass anyways.
Then it hit me. I remembered this article I read before. It was a vague memory but I remembered the line because I had heard a couple of people say it before.
“Comedians are the saddest people.”
Of course, we all don’t know if that phrase is entirely true but I somewhat related it to how I am as an actor. In some way, it does jive with who I am. People see me full of make-up, all dressed up acting like someone else on tv. But behind all that glitz and glamour, they don’t know what I go through. They don’t know who I really am….
Ok, enough drama! Haha! So that’s what inspired me to make my finals. Of course though, I had to do it ASAP. I called up my sister Lauren and I literally forced her (like she had a choice) to be my actor. I begged my brother Victor to buy face paint for me as I was still in school. Once I got home, Lauren was already in make-up and we were ready to shoot.
I was literally jumping for joy on the viewing of our final videos because I got a perfect grade!!! 4.0 baby! HAHAHA I’m just so happy about this because even though I rushed this video, at least my professor (and hopefully my classmates and you guys) felt the pain of the actor, on what she goes through behind that happy image.
Hope you like it!