As a film major, I get a lot of crap about how "unpractical" my major is. Here are a few of things people have said to me when I tell them what my major is:
1. How are you even going to make any money?
This particular question is a pain because our world is constantly evolving and film is becoming a huge part of it, so quite frankly, being a film major is more prevalent than ever.
2. What are you gonna do with that?
There is literally so much to do with film, as explained in #1. So many companies want to make commercials and advertisements, being a film major does not mean solely working on movies.
3. Oh, really? That's cool...
In this case, the person is being sarcastic but, in actuality, being a film major is awesome! I watch movies for homework! Who else can say that? Engineers? I don't think so!
4. What, do you wanna be a director or something?
Yes, in my case I do want to be a director, however, as mentioned in #2, there are so many more occupations than directing!
5. You like movies?
This one is just obvious. YES I FREAKING LOVE MOVIES. Movies are my life... I watch at least one a week.
6. That major is a joke.
No it is not. A lot of my friends are engineers or science majors and I have an equal, if not heavier, workload to them. It's a real major with tons of work, especially outside work because of film shoots and editing.
7. Have fun scrubbing tables for the rest of your life.
Sure, if I want to work my way up in the film industry (which I want to do), I'll have to get a side job, but if I work for it, it will pay off. The industry is a tough one, but can have a lot of rewards.
8. Wow, you have a lot of guts going into that industry.
As mentioned in #7, the film industry is a tough one, but it can be conquered. It's based off of connections to people, which can be tricky, unless you're willing to venture out of your comfort zone and talk/get to know various people.
9. Woah! That's so different!
At my school, when I tell people I'm a film major, they sometimes ask me to repeat myself because they expected me to say something like "chem" or "communication disorders," since film isn't a very common major.
10. That's so cool!
Not all reactions are bad ones. When I tell people I'm a film major, half the time they're really impressed. Being a film major is tons of fun!
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