How I discovered my passion for filmmaking is a pretty interesting story actually. It first started when I was a freshman in high school. I decided to take an elective film class just for fun. At first, I anticipated that it would be fun, but would have never expected to enjoy it as much as I did.
Fast forward to my senior year, and I was taking all film, art, and graphic design courses. At this point, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in film or media going in to college. Thanks to the unending guidance, support, and wisdom from my high school film teacher, I was really able to discover my true passion for filmmaking.
When I finally arrived at Eastern for my freshman year, I declared my EMFS major and ever since then, I have been having the time of my life getting to study what I love every single day. I have gotten the opportunity to work on many amazing video projects including President James Smith’s inauguration, EMU Homecoming events, and even TruEMU Night at Comerica Park all as part of my job within EMU Marketing.
The best advice I could give to someone following in my footsteps would be to just go for it. By this I mean, do not be afraid to get involved as much as possible and get your name out there. By getting involved, working hard, and making as many connections as possible, anything can happen.
Camren Clouthier is a Junior at EMU currently studying Electronic Media and Film Studies (EMFS). In his free time, Camren enjoys making short films, taking pictures, and hanging out with friends. Camren also works in the Marketing department at Eastern and serves as one of the university’s student videographers.