Jazlynn S.

The saying “there is no place like home” couldn’t be anymore true. A home is the place where everything starts as well as a place where you can return. It’s the place you resonate best with. It’s a place that is like no other. For me, that place is none other than right here in Michigan. I was born here, I was raised here, and I have no intentions of leaving.  

When I go to college, my major will be Film Studies. I have had an interest in movies and film making ever since fifth grade. My mom signed me up for Y Arts Media Summer Camp in the downtown Detroit area. When we she told me what she had done, I wasn’t too excited. She was always signing me up for something and it was starting to bug me. But to my surprise, as the weeks went by, I found myself looking forward to going everyday. I learned the basics of movie making, how to use the equipment, and how to edit. Editing was my favorite part of the whole camp experience. It made me fall in love with the film industry and made me want to pursue a career within it. In the future, hope to have career in post-production.

Throughout the past few years, Detroit has begun to become the “New Hollywood.” Many major motion pictures have been filmed in the metro and downtown Detroit area. Like, for instance: “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, “Karate Kid”, and “Eloise.” When more films are made here, Michigan makes more money. Also, people around the world start to see Michigan’s true beauty. In a few years, residents won’t have to move to Hollywood or New York City to pursue this career choice. Everything they imagined will be right at their fingertips.  

In my opinion, staying in Michigan has more advantages than disadvantages. If I pursue my career here, I could be a part of a great advancement of the State of Michigan. Why would I want to go anywhere else? I mean it snows a lot and the weather is unpredictable, but I love it here. This is my home and there is no place like it.