It has nearly been two months since my last post. It has been an unbelievably stressful time as a graduate student at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.


Currently, I’m working on my second semester graduate film project, Magic.

The second graduate semester at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts is considered the hardest semester you’ll face during your tenure as a student. It is known as the dreaded, 508 semester. In my follow-up post, I’ll go in-depth on the first year graduate student experience at USC’s Film School.
I’d like to say another big thanks you to everyone who helped me out so much during the Dr. Pepper Tuition Scholarship Competition. I received such an amazing amount of support.  I also entered a competition to be a part of this year’s Oscars recently. I went to the second round, but was not chosen. Still, we ended up making a great mini-commercial explaining why I love cinematography.

I’m going to try my best to consistently post on Que The Lights from this point forward. I believe a good amount of filmmakers would be interested in learning about my ongoing experience at USC’s Film School, especially for those who want to apply sooner than later.