Friday, November 14, 2014

My Adventure at College For a Weekend - Day 2

You've read Day 1 of my CFAW adventures at Liberty University... and now here's the rundown of Day 2! This was my favorite day of the weekend. I knew my way fairly well around campus, and I had gotten used to "college" life a bit. ;) Also, this day held some awesome experiences, that I'm so excited to share with you. :)

[Edit: Sooo this would have been completed yesterday, but I kinda got stuck watching the behind-the-scenes videos from the Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition... so... yeah. xD]

CFAW Continues: Friday, November 7th

7:00 AM - Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a whole lot of sleep. One of my CFAW room mates has to get up earlier than I do, so I was woken up by her alarm and now I can't get back to sleep. xD

7:35 AM - I give up trying to fall back asleep, and decide to just get up and get myself ready for the day.

8:30 AM - Sarah (the friend-of-a-friend I'm staying with) and I walk down to the bus stop. Yes, the campus is that big, that you have to take a bus to get to class. O_O So, after taking the bus to the Green Hall, we both head to our respective classes. I'm going to Intro to Cinema, which should be quite interesting. :D

9:40 AM - CINE 101 is over, and it was great!! The class was mostly spent looking at artwork (as in paintings and such) -- but before you're completely turned off by how boring that sounds, let me tell you it was so much more intriguing than you would think. The professor was using the paintings as an illustration of how people can experience emotions through art -- and, just like paintings, movies can (even more so) lend emotions to the viewer. Really interesting concept, and it was a neat exercise.

10:00 AM - I [stupidly] decide to walk to Convocation from Green Hall, and arrive at the huge auditorium 5 minutes late as a result... though it was a lovely walk! ;) (Like I said, this campus is huge.) So, now I get to figure out the logistics of finding my parentals so I can sit with them... and after doing so, I can now enjoy Convocation! It starts out with great music by another student band, just like last night's CFAW welcome rally, and then a renowned pastor shared a message with us, and then more singing. 'Twas great. :)

11:30 AM - After my parents talked with another visiting CFAW student, we head over to the dining hall (once again) to have lunch and talk about our experiences with Liberty so far.

12:45 PM - I was going to sit in on another class, Introduction to Screenwriting, but we arrive to the class room late, so my parents and I decide to just go transfer my things from the dorm to their hotel, where I'll be staying the rest of the weekend -- mostly due to the fact that I wasn't able to get quite as much sleep as I wanted last night in the dorms, and it's really just more convenient for everyone involved. I'm glad I stayed in the dorms at least one night, though, so I could have that experience. ;)

4:05 PM - After some "chill time," I felt a bit more rejuvenated and ready to go to the admissions session for the school of communication, from which we broke up into our different communication departments - me, to the Cinematic Arts! This was one of my favorite parts of the weekend... because, yes, that is a Red Epic camera and yes, I did touch it (hah!). And if I go into Liberty's film school, I'LL BE ABLE TO OPERATE IT. *SQUEELS.* Yep, that huge grin is 100% real. ;D ;D

To the geeks out there: This is a Scarlet cam, and worth about $25,000 (with all the extra equipment, such as LCD monitors and lenses). This is Liberty's least expensive camera, actually -- their most expensive is the Red Dragon. $50,000. Yes. Just let that sink in. The same cameras used on The Hobbit trilogy. *cries*

We also got to check out their professional sound mixing room, color editing room, editing lab with tons of super-fast computers with video editing programs, sound recording room, their green screen room... and I think there might have been one more, but I can't remember... Let me just say, all their film facilities were super impressive, and, from what they told us, top of the line. I was basically in awe during the whole tour. ;)

6:00 PM - Dinner in the cafeteria. Delish, as usual. ;D

8:00 PM - Our final event of the day, a super fun Britt Nicole and For King And Country concert in the Vines Center! Like I said, so much fun, and it ended up being really encouraging, spiritually. I'm forever in awe of how God can use anything for His purposes, even a crazy-loud concert (which of course is half the fun! ;)).

10:40 PM - Back to our hotel room, definitely feeling the business of the past two days, and ready for some much needed sleep. Tomorrow is my last day at Liberty and CFAW! It should be less busy than the past two, which will be good. I am so not used to this much activity, on this much lack of sleep... ;D


  1. Aww I've been listening to Britt Nicole a lot lately! I love her. Mostly her old stuff, but she's great.

    I love the picture of you with the camera. you look so happy!:D Plus that camera is SICK! Their film department sounds incredible.

    I cant wait to hear more about your college adventures!

    1. Oh yes! About a year ago, I was soo into Britt Nicole... I still like her, but not as much as I did, so it was fun because I still knew all the words to le songs.. ;)

      Heheh thankss!! Oh you betcha I was happy... because, yes: that camera was completely awesome. :D

  2. Oh my goodness that is awesome!! It would be so cool to see those expensive cameras! You look so pretty in the picture! Do you think you will go to Liberty?

    That is amazing you got to see Britt Nicole!! I like her music, my favorites are Gold, and Ready or Not. Have you listened to her music before or Tobymac?

    1. YES the camera was just awesome! I think I was hyperventilating a bit... ;D :D Hehe awwh thanks deary!! ^_^ As for if I will go to Liberty... I would absolutely love to!!! It's my first choice in my college options.. but there's still a few things that need to be figured out before that happens. SO, right now I'm just waiting on God, to see what He has in mind for me. :)

      Yesss!! Yep, I actually was really obsessed with her music a year ago or so, and I still really like it, so it was really neat to hear her live. :D Oh yes I love those ones! Amazing Life is so fun, too. And TobyMac!!! Yessssss ahhhhh he's one of my favorites. I got to see him at WinterJam two years back and it was insane. ;D

  3. It sounds so awesome, that camera is just amazing, seriously it is huge!!!! , so glad you are having a great time.

    1. :D Yep, that camera was one of my favorite parts of Friday. SO. AWESOME. :D