Silke Sen, the former Associate Director of Admissions at Washington University in St. Louis, reveals her college admissions insight:
We wanted to do something this summer that would help out and give advice to underclassmen and their parents. We feel that the discussion about high school and college has shifted in the wrong direction to focus on test scores, GPA, and second-guessing admission officers. Using interviews with over thirty-five students, parents, and teachers in this documentary, we wanted to prove that getting into college is more than just being the highest number, encourage students to follow their passions, and show that happiness and personal fulfillment lies beyond the name of one's college.
We filmed over 35 interviews, accumulating over 12 hours of raw footage. This was filmed with a Canon EOS 5D mark ii, a Sony HDR-HC01, and a FlipCam MinoHD, and edited on Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5.5. Thanks for your support :)
Ray Chao loves to talk, especially in weird accents. He spent all 18 years of his childhood growing up in Arcadia, California, where he can wear plaid shorts and Rainbow flip flops all year round. When not studying or talking, he likes to eat, take pictures, order obsessively specific drinks from Starbucks, and blog about his life. Ray recently graduated from Arcadia High School, and currently studies public policy at Princeton University.
Carpus Tin has had a deep interest in film since he bought his first camcorder in 7th grade. He grew up in Arcadia, California, and misses all the good Asian food, and driving his green Toyota Sequoia soccermom minivan. When not studying or filming, he likes to play Starcraft, kill zombies in Black Ops, destroy people at ping pong, and type with perfect grammar to be funny. He is also obsessed with foxtails and nyancat (don't ask). Carpus is a recent graduate of Arcadia High School, and currently studies business at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
We'd like to thank and give credit to the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund for inspiring the idea behind our conclusion.
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