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Thursday, October 28, 2010

When some of your dreams come true...

I didn't figure out until college that I wanted to pursue a profession in the creative field. Growing up my mom was always so amazingly creative in everything she did; she made all of my halloween costumes, she was my class' masterpiece art teacher, she always decorated the house in the most beautiful ways, and no matter what age she is, she will always have a great sense of style (seriously, since high school I have been borrowing pieces of clothing from her). My dad swears that he isn't "fuzzy" (his slang for a creative person) at all, but honestly he gets these ideas at times that are so creative and really thought out. My brother, Kipp, I think is very creative too, I remember being young and seeing his drawings and doodles and they were always so good, not to mention, his penmanship is beautiful. My sister, Summer, is so very creative too. She started early on with drawings of dresses (at the time we all swore she was going to be a clothing designer) and then she moved on to interior design and now works for an architecture and interior design company. So obviously, my family all has the"fuzzy" gene in them, it just took me much longer to realize mine. 

I think no matter how happy a person is in a specific career, they always aspire to be something else. I am so incredibly happy to be a graphic designer, but over the past couple years I have found a whole new passion within myself... Movie Trailers! You know, like Cameron Diaz' character in Love Actually. This may sound weird, but I think this would be my "dream job" . I find myself continuously getting obsessed with certain movie trailers (all of the dramatic ones of course) and I play them over in my head and think about what I like and don't like and what I would maybe do differently. Or when I hear a song on the radio, some of my first thoughts are, "oh this song would be so good for a trailer of this movie..." I took a mixed media class once in college and I loved one of our projects were we got to use digital media and create our own music video. I actually put more effort into that project than most of my others. 

so even though I am currently living part of my dream, at night, I tend to dream of trailers... 

Ok, so to give you a taste of what I am talking about, here are two of my most current trailer obsessions: 

Social Network: Not only do I love this trailer, but it is also spot on on conveying the feeling of the movie (I saw the movie and actually really liked it and the whole mood of it was just like the trailer. I really dislike it when trailers trick you into thinking a movie is something it isn't. 

And of course, this trailer:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: I am a little biased because I am already obsessed with these books and movies, but honestly this trailer is just so exciting to watch and it looks action packed! 

Tell me some of your favorite trailers out there! 


  1. Did we talk about this before? If not, it is weird, but I actually had a dream that you WERE a movie trailer maker person! Till then, I sure like where you are and what you are doing now. I don't mean this to sound pathetic at all because I am very happy with my choices, but I get really excited about your career and Summer's career because you are both doing something so very close to how I pictured myself (career wise) and it feels almost like I AM doing those things. But not in any wacko-mom-living-through-her-children way. In a very good waya:satisfied with my life and the direction it took, but now getting to see what it might have been like and liking that too! Thanks to both of you!

  2. Mim, thank you for giving us the creative gene! And I am just realizing that instead of rambling on and on like I did in this post, I could have simply said, "if I were not a graphic designer I would choose to be a trailer maker." haha.

  3. Hey, this is Caitlin from S&Co. : ) I just found your blog when I was looking for places where our company has been mentioned. Anyway, I had to comment because I've always wanted to be a trailer maker, too! I started out going to film school and realized it wasn't for me, but I did always love the editing. I recently got to take part in a focus group where they asked our opinions about posters and trailers for a movie coming out next year, and it was super fun. I'll have to give you the focus group company's website because they seem to have groups about movies pretty frequently (and they pay you for only an hour of your time!). Oh, and you can go on Hulu and watch various versions of movie trailers, too! Always a good time. : ) This comment is becoming a novel.