“My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you’ve got to be a filmmaker.”
– Robert Wise
This weekend I filmed my first interview for my “What is Beauty?” short film. It was an interesting experience because it was my first time interviewing someone. I interviewed Tricia on Sunday and asked her questions about her views on beauty and how she views herself when talking about beauty. When conducting the interview, I wanted to ask questions that would give me thought provoking responses. I didn’t want the questions to be basic or elementary, like what’s the definition of beauty? I wanted to get heartfelt personal responses. I also wanted my interviewee to be completely honest, I didn’t want to get responses that she thought I wanted to hear. For example, I asked her what do you value more in someone you’re into? Attractiveness or personal traits? (like kindness, intellect, etc…) I expect most people to say intellect so they can be perceived as the person who is not obsessed with looks or to be seen as a good person. Luckily when interviewing Tricia I received personal honest answers that I was looking for. I wanted real people’s experiences dealing with beauty standards and their perceptions of beauty.