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One of the best movies I saw this summer was called “Sorry to Bother You ” directed by musician, Boots Riley, and starring a bunch of smaller actors I like. The experimental film is a topical comedy about the problems of workforce labor. It’s honestly one of the best films I’ve ever seen and has a great deal of diversity and inclusion. It’s an incredibly weird movie but with an important message and some fantastic performances.
And speaking of performances, the last thing I want to share is the perfect way I ended my summer - and that was seeing Childish Gambino live in concert. Coming off his award-winning show, chart-topping songs, and whatever he decides he wants to be good at Childish Gambino had a concert here in Chicago last night and it was incredible, the man can truly put on a show and continues to be in my inspiration in all things creative.
I hope you all did some cool things during summer as well, but regardless the school year here at DePaul will lead to a lot of fun and new experiences, so take some time to not only do some work but enjoy everything on campus as well!
Once again Joe Hendrix is here to give you somewhat helpful information about things at DePaul that can help you! Sorry if I sound like a broken record but this is stuff that I wish I knew earlier. DePaul has a sound studio with amazing recording capabilities and guess what? It is free! Down in the loop the building for Computing and Digital Media, room 724, houses some of the best equipment this school has to offer. However, this isn’t something that you can simply just walk in and out of as you please. Considering there is a lot of quality equipment, it is extremely expensive, therefore you must have taken sound design and have a one-time training session in order to be able to use it. Don’t be afraid of that though, I know a lot of musicians are more interested in the art part rather than the technical side of things. But being able to know how to record yourself, mix and master tracks is very important in the digital age. You don’t want to be ripped off by shady studios that will overcharge you for work that isn’t quality. So regardless if you are in the CDM school or not (mandatory for most CDM students) you should take sound design and instead of paying hundreds of dollars for people to do things for you, try to learn the technology and do it yourself. After all, I believe being self-sufficient is more important than anything. DePaul has an incredible amount of things that a lot of students don’t take advantage of, don’t be one of those students.
But I’m also into music as well, over the last couple years I’ve become fond of many different genres such as alternative R&B, underground rap, Triphop, etc. At the end of my freshmen year, I even began to start making music myself. I find it to be a fun way to express myself as I believe music is a medium that everyone at some point or another will enjoy. Music is universal.
That being said I want to be a jack of all trades when it comes to my career. I’d like to create a television show, movie, album, anime, and probably some other stuff in my lifetime. I like to think of myself as a creative. I don’t want to limit myself to just one career or thing that defines me, and I don’t think you should either. People I look up to like Donald Glover are comedians, writers, musicians, and actors and that inspires me to try to go after and obtain whatever I want in life. And I’d like to hope that in the future I can try to achieve many things I didn’t think were possible when I was younger, and I hope you do too! I look forward to you learning more about me and my adventures here at DePaul! Have a nice day and always go the Vincentian way!