@whitneywoot: Why did you decide to get

@whitneywoot: Why did you decide to get into this industry? When I was a freshman in college, after my first semester, I was freaking out. I didn’t know what I wanted to do. There is a lot of pressure to choose a major and spend four years or more working on getting it. I was at a loss as to what I wanted to study. I had been contemplating a lot of things, praying about a lot of things. When I was home for Christmas I had two really good friends over for a sleepover. We were in my room at 3am and we were at that point where we were laughing hysterically over stupid things because we were so tired. But then we got really serious really fast and I said, “Guys, I don’t know what I’m going to do with my life.” And they were like, “We are going to figure it out right now!” And I whimpered, “Okay!” So they asked me, what do I like, what do I like to do, what am I interested in. And at that point I had done a lot of music but it was more of a hobby and I couldn’t see myself doing that professionally. “What else do you like?” I was stumped. So I looked around my room for inspiration and saw this bookcase that I have that was just jammed full of movies: VHS, DVDS, everything. I was like, “I like movies.” They were like, “Well, duh, be a film director.” And, in that moment, it was like lighting struck my brain. It was like I saw my whole life flash before my eyes. It was “That’s it, that’s what I’m suppose to do! I’m supposed to be in film!” I had never thought of it before. I didn’t even know it was an option. I knew who directors were but I never ‘knew’ that’s what they did for work. And so, I was like, “Yeah, I can totally get behind this!” I went to see if BYU even had a program and they did. So I started applying and taking the classes and I got in and I was like, “oh my gosh, this is going to be real!” And that’s how I started. It was kind of a random epiphany moment. http://ow.ly/i/wMZ0r


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