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Meet Ryan McIntosh

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Ryan’s Journey to CAT

Being interested in filmmaking from a young age, I have always had a desire to learn as much as possible about the filmmaking process. Whether that be from interviews or critiques about various films, the technical aspects, or what goes on behind-the-scenes, I just wanted to learn.

Growing up in a small town where you were either interested in trades or sports, I didn’t exactly have the resources to expand my knowledge via hands on experience, but I taught myself editing in high school and was determined to pursue film, so I left my small town for Kelowna where the Centre for Arts and Technology changed my life forever.

Being Called to Filmmaking

In the film program, I am around like-minded people with the same passion and drive as myself. Where most become burnt out and begin second-guessing their course choice, I found myself doing the opposite. The more gear we got to use and the more I learned, the more passionate I became about this industry.

With Victor’s and all my other instructor’s guidance, I found my skills and knowledge growing at a pace I didn’t know could be possible. From not knowing how to properly work a camera to being self sufficient in producing and shooting on my own, it has been quite a journey for me.

I have grown so much as a person, and I am very grateful for my experience and all my classmates who have helped me along the way. I am hopeful for the future and I wish all my peers the best of luck out in the field.

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