Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
- Vincent Van Gogh
Our academic and professional careers often define us within the contemporary environment; place us with a specific mode of operation. My name is Drew B.E. Hutchinson and I believe that an individual is capable of much more than operating within a single frame of mind.
Since my younger years, I’ve had a fascination with the creative process. I often made my own ‘home videos’ and mini-films as a child. Eventually, I developed a further interest in filmmaking and photography allowing me to dedicate a significant amount of me time to participation in both film and photography classes. Those classes served as my official introduction to the more professional and organized aspects of the film making profession. Furthermore, I also developed my understanding of the acting process through drama classes, allowing me to expand my capabilities. In addition to my education, I have had to privilege to utilize my skills as both an intern and a volunteer in multiple working environments. Through my experiences at both Fanshawe College and Vancouver Film School, I have picked up the creative skills relevant to working in the industry as well as other important qualities such as dedication, determination, ability to carry out independent projects and meeting creative deadlines.
I believe that my experiences have contributed to my successes. In order to expand on my skills, I have learned to utilize various digital design and motion design utilities. I find inspiration in the world around me, through the creative work of other artists and watching films. That said, I do not simply want to imitate other’s creative works, but rather respectfully expand on them, referring to their techniques and styles while operating within the creative realm of my own.