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As a self-taught Photoartist it has been an uphill battle for me in the adventure of creativity and the world of art. My creative mentor, who had started an art theatre called "Experiment 6," committed suicide. Still, going forward and obtaining a BA degree in Humanities at the University of South Florida in 1969 with an interest in playwriting and cinema, it was almost impossible to get recognition. Convincing the Department Head of Humanities that a course on playwritting should be offered, I was able to get enough students interested for the class to be presented. Everyone wanted to make movies. So, out I go and obtain a 16mm cinema camera. No one really wanted to make movies. When my writting professor heard that I had a camera, he got a roll of Tri-X film from the ABC affiliate TV station Channle 10. Not even knowing how to put the film in the camera, I got a friend that worked at another TV station to show me. Camera loaded, around the university I went, filming. At the end of the day I turned the film over to the professor. Later, that evening, I got a call to watch the local ABC News Show. And there it was the first footage I had ever shot was on the news. My friend heard about this. Told his station manager and I get a call. ... Read More
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