SHAPING STORIES INTO MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES
I was born in Eastern Europe, in Romania and lived there until 2003. Although I was just five years old when the Romanian revolution happened in ’89 and the country liberated itself from a dictatorship of Ceausescu, I still feel that the education I received was based on the values of a closed society. I have chosen to leave Romania because I felt I was pedaling in a circle of personal and professional compromises. I felt that there was a shift in the way the public consumes film and media in general and this is why I chose to study Crossmedia Production in Tallinn, Estonia. I’m currently a 2nd year PhD student at Aalto University, Finland, researching film montage in the context of cinematic virtual reality.
I often find myself in the middle of a with three main options: working alone on projects that solely express my creative ideas, working on projects that have some degree of social impact or producing media for purely commercial purposes. Depending on how the circumstances I might choose one or the other, but I’m constantly asking myself what’s the best path to follow, trying to find a balance. The only thing I learned so far is that everything should be quantified with a personalized unit.