"Originally, when I made the decision to attend Adventure Film School, my number one rule was, DON'T get personal. I wasn't interested in making a film, that was a first hand account. Then, as Michael Brown says, "The Magic of the Mountain", took hold.
1000 Steps is a film about self discovery, friendship, enlightenment, and most importantly, the journey. Sometimes, many factors play into a "light bulb moment". For me, this experience was not only a defining moment, but a life changing one. It truly was the hardest thing that I have ever done; though, it certainly won't be the last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Always do the things you are afraid to do". I wrote this quote on the inside of my boots, right before leaving for the expedition. Truthfully, I was petrified, and thought I would never make it out alive. Even though I didn't accomplish everything I had planned on, I survived, and I'll do it all over again, in a heartbeat."
As the ultimate hands-on filmmaking experience, the Adventure Film School provides innovative instruction from story conception to the big screen. We choose the most energizing places and exciting events as our classrooms, and share our passion for filmmaking with students of all ages and levels. Visit us at adventurefilmschool.com for more information.
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