May 3, 2021 – Issue 570
Exploring Creativity Through Film
MIU student Sherrie Greenfield grew up in a family that has practiced the Transcendental Meditation® technique, and she truly began to appreciate her TM® practice when she was doing sports in high school. “I was always tired, and when I started practicing TM regularly I felt the biggest shift in my performance in sports and school,” she said.
Sherrie heard about MIU when she was looking for a college and came to a Visitors Weekend. Although she decided to enroll at MIU, she also wanted to experience a traditional college, so she attended Portland State University for a semester before joining MIU.
“There is a different feeling at MIU versus any other college,” she said. “The connections you have with people, the depth of the conversations—people aren’t on the surface.”
Sherrie had enjoyed editing videos of her sporting events in high school and decided to major in cinematic arts and new media at MIU. After taking her first class in cinematography, she knew she had made the right choice.
She likes discovering the outdoors with her camera and exploring her creativity by editing the footage she has filmed. Her favorite aspect of filmmaking is editing, and she already has a paid internship doing just that.
Sherrie also appreciates the freedom her classes offer for creating her own projects, as well as the courses that emulate the atmosphere of an actual movie set. “Working in a team, with each person having a role, showed us what it was like to be on set, and I got to see how it all came together,” she said.
Sherrie is graduating next year and is currently completing courses online from her home in Portland, Oregon.