Welcome to KTrott on WordPress. The intent of this blog first and foremost is to create a portfolio of new media composition. As a film studies major I want to share with you, the reader, some interesting tidbits in the world of cinema.
Eventually, I would like my academic submissions to resemble that of the academically accepted online publication, Senses of Cinema. By the time I graduate in May I would like to build the essential skills required to be a freelance film writer. My true goal is to travel often, watch a lot of movies, and get paid for it.
I have been fortunate enough to travel to two different countries in the name of film. The first was the Cannes Film Festival in Spring 2011. I was able to intern at the Marche du Film and walk the red carpet for a few premiers. This past summer I went to IL Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy. There a found a love for old movies that I never thought I would have. In October, I am off to Busan, South Korea for the “Cannes of Asia.” Right now I am doing all of the paying for these trips, but eventually I would like to get paid to go to these festivals and report on current industry trends.
The blog color scheme is meant to be reminiscent of a theater. The grey represents the big screen and the black is the inside of the darken theater. The orange is meant to add excitement to the color scheme just as what’s happening on screen adds excitement to the otherwise dull theater.
And what is a theater without entertainment? The focus of this blog is to integrate laughing and learning. There will be written word and there will be YouTube videos. There will be pictures to laugh at and ideas to debate. I believe the conventional idea of the blog can be, and arguably already has been, transformed from that of a personal online extension of the self to a online vehicle that can promote literacy by giving access to a plethora of new ideas and methods of obtaining them.
I will strive to make the blog interesting for it’s readers and in return I hope that the convention of the blog will encourage those with constructive criticism to leave comments that let me know how I could have made the format more appealing and the context better written. The blog gives me the opportunity to be judged by people who do not know me personally, who don’t know where I come from other than the scope of the blog and can provide a relatively unbiased opinion of blog product itself. Essentially the blog will teach me how to reach the widest possible audience.