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So today was my first day mentoring again after the so-called class at VAP. I had the double-whammy of two classes back to back with only a small break to stuff my face with a salad slice from Abbot's Pizza and their delicious cookies. Also I heard very nice things about a certain awesome mentor (hint: his name starts with Eug- and ends with -ene)
from students who said "he is really deep" and another who said "he always makes you feel important" which I thought was super nice because that is exactly the kind of mentors that (in my humble opinion) make Venice Arts the great place it is. I have personally been through a lot of classes both photo & video so I like to think I know what I'm talking about when I say that your mentors make a HUGE difference in not just the class but your continued interest in the particular subject. For me personally it was the mentors that convinced me to continue with filmmaking classes and I'm glad because I really enjoy it now. And as an intern I've had a few kids from classes that I've helped mentor tell me that they want to intern and do what I do which is something that I also think says a lot about Venice Arts because it's definitely not like a huge internship at some big famous company or anything, and yet people still like the environment enough that they want to work here. I know I don't often talk about Venice Arts but since an outsider might read this at some point I think it's good to put a "student/intern" perspective out there since I've been on both sides. And their both really good sides to be on. Ok my shameless Venice Art's promoting is over now back to my most pressing issue. The Deli. In case anyone is keeping up with my blog posts you may recall that I had spotted a plumbing truck parked outside last week. Well it is STILL there. I'm no plumber but I kinda feel like they should have finished in a week... after all they have been working on it for like more than a YEAR. It just came to me that it would be a good idea for Venice Arts to make a documentary about the deli....
I'm also including a picture from what I was up to this weekend =)
 
Posted Thursday, July 02, 2009 at 3:46PM | Leave a comment
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