The night before the interview. I had nightmares. I mean serious hardcore, I want my mommy. I dreamed that I flew down a day early, and for some reason I would go home, and then realize about 3 hours before my interview that I was back in NC and not FL. I woke up screaming..”I’m Here, I’m Here”. Covered in sweat etc.. Scary times.
I spent most of the day Friday, studying up on the possible interviews, alumni of the school and things about the program. I practiced my short film idea pitches. I paced. I tried to eat light and such, I didn’t wanna to sleep and sluggish.
Ok 5:00pm the actual interview…
I met with the Director of the program and two other faculty members. I walked in and took the seat in front of everyone. The interview overall when pretty good. I messed up on two questions. two very important questions IMO. *** The questions here after this weekend******The rest of the individual interview went great. They loved the story I pitched. I had them laughing at some of my responses. I gave great answers to everything else. I think, I asked good solid questions of them. One of which caught them off guard. The interviewers in general, were really nice, really personable and down to earth. It made the interview much easier.
The group interview was interesting. One of the girls was from China, and her English was very good, so I tried to help her, and made sure she was involved. I don’t want to comment to much on this, as the last round of interviews is this weekend, and I don’t want to give an unfair advantage to the other behind me.
They assured all of us, that will have a really diverse group of students, and that there is no rank order. As people turn down spots, similar persons would take that spot, not the a numerical replacement.
Before the group interview, I sorta bonded with all the other guys there that day. We laughed and talked and joked. It made everything a little easier. I even offered my apt to some of the people traveling back.
Overall I’m satisfied with the interview. I’d give me a 7.5/10 If I don’t get in, I’ll know exactly what I need to do, next year. LOL.