Being In Front of The Camera

Last Friday I had my interview session for my film and it was a great experience. Normally I’m the one holding the camera and capturing some great footage, but this time I was in front of the camera and let me say that it was a nerve-racking experience for me. Now it was nerve-racking for me before shooting my session because I had never done this before and I knew that this was going to be an important part of my film so I was nervous (wouldn’t you be knowing that you were gonna be in front of a camera?).

So on that day I met with my special adviser Camille (who has been an important part of my film) and I was scared to death but I didn’t want to show that to her so I was cool and calm but inside, I was freaking out. After a little hiccup (camera issues) we got started and Camille started asking me questions that I had put together and a couple of her own and as I started talking, I started to relax and all the nervousness I had was gone.

I was really comfortable talking about my life and answering tough questions. There were some times when I didn’t realize when the camera was on and that was a great thing for me because I got a chance to talk and express how I felt about my life in a wheelchair. This was one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life and in all honesty I don’t know what I was worried or nervous about. This was a great experience and I plan to do a second interview session in the future. Hell, you might see in front of the camera more often

Justin

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Author: jcooper82

Hey everybody welcome to Justin's Wheelchair Chronicles. This is a blog that's dedicated to my documentary The Wheelchair Chronicles. I'm 35 years old and I'm a proud graduate of DePaul University. Currently I'm of member of Access Living's Young Professionals Council. This film is a journey into my life and the struggles, the obstacles that I go through in my wheelchair. I'm doing this film not only to show people who I am but I want to have fun filming my crazy adventures in the city of Chicago.

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