“ON YOUR RADAR” IS A WEEKLY GRAD FILM NEWS SEGMENT THAT FEATURES A STUDENT PICKED AT RANDOM.
MARIAN MATHIAS IS CURRENTLY A THESIS STUDENT AT GRAD FILM. WE ASKED HER A FEW QUESTIONS AND HERE’S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY:
Where do you consider home and what is it like there?
I grew up in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago. I am one of five children, all around the same age, so our house always felt very alive. There were bouts of chickenpox, fire drills, growing pains. But there was also so much quiet and understanding there and that's what I tend to think of when I think of home.
What or who is inspiring you right now and why?
I have an old international thesaurus that I like to look at if I'm feeling stuck. It handles ideas in a really interesting way. For example, the verb change: to change, turn into; diversify; deviate, chop; revive; improve; degenerate, deteriorate; take a turn, bottom out; come around; flop, break. I just love how, though contained, it progresses.
What has been your most rewarding experience at NYU Tisch Grad Film so far?
I have learned so much from my classmates and professors at Tisch, who are both equally my collaborators and friends. They have not only taught me about creative rigor, but the importance of remaining engaged in the world. I've been asked to not only think about my histories, but the histories of others, and to find the link between the two.
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