Bring It: Lessons of a Lifetime
Published31 January, 2023
Photo credit Marco Dixon and Patrick Leung
Film student Marco Dixon reflects on a lifelong passion for film.
I’ve always been highly visual, with a unique ability to capture the eerie atmosphere of liminal spaces. My inspiration comes from the cinema and from my dad, who encouraged my interest in the world of film, which is now my most eminent passion.
As my time at CapU is about to end, I’m heading back into the film industry where it all began. At five-months-old, I was lucky enough to be on the set of 21 Jump Street with Johnny Depp. In my late teens to early twenties, I was also cast as an extra in the secretly made film of the graphic novel WATCHMEN.
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Now that I’m older, I have more experience and stories to share. I have learned to use cinematic exposure to reveal the fine points of people’s faces when they feel confused or trapped. I’ve learned never to let others negatively impact my instincts and intuition.
I place importance on being in sync with my surroundings and by being connected to other ideas. Whether I’m acting, producing, directing, illustrating a storyboard and visual sequence or writing, I Bring It.
I have graduated from CapU with a certificate in cinematography for film and video, an associate degree in creative writing, a bachelor’s degree in performing arts, and am working on another bachelor’s degree in film – my last degree before I say goodbye.
I am here to change the game. Look for me.