It was announced a couple of months ago during an “Overview of Contemporary Film” course at UCLA that the Academy Awards would be spicing up the ceremony a bit.
Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted), this year’s host for the Oscars, introduced to the class of students the “Oscar Experience College Search.”
The search is open to college students who are aspiring to work in the industry, whether it is directing, producing, acting, or being a part of any department. The producers will pick a minimum of six students who are the next generation of Oscar hopefuls to be a part of the live ceremony which will air on February 24th.
“For a film student to go to the Oscars and be a part of presenting is a huge break,” says MacFarlane.
Students have until January 19th (today) to upload a short video to the Facebook page saying how they will contribute to the future of the industry. Besides that, there are a couple of questions during the submission process that ask which Oscar category is your favorite, and which movies inspired you to become a filmmaker.
I thought it would be worth a try and a good opportunity to do something fun and different. As a result, I called two buddies of mine to help me out with camera and audio. I edited my entry and talk about how I want to be a part of high quality, thought provoking films such as the ones of my idol, Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Please take a look at my entry and don’t forget today’s the last day to vote. You may do so by giving it a “thumb up.” Thank you.