Continue form week one and two blog post. This week I get to look into some of the people who have inspire me in some ways and also set a very good works models in their field for everyone to appreciate. One of the works that I found very interesting is 2009, Star Trek, directed by Jeffrey Jacob “J.J.” Abrams. J.J. Abrams was born in 27 June 1966 in New York City, USA but raised in Los Angeles, California. He is a film director/producer at paramount pictures. His dad and his mom is also an experienced executive producer and television producer together with his sister Tracy is also working in this field as a screenwriter.


He started his childhood as a normal child. He went to Palisades High school, which is a normal public school in LA for the people in the area. Then after high school he said to the media that he was going to go to a film school rather than an academic university but his dad advice him to go in the academic school on of his sentence was “it’s more important that you go off and learn what to make movies about than how to make movies”. J.J. following his parent advice and enrolled at the Sarah Lawrence College, which is a private arts college and highly academic.


He started his career during his study at the arts college by working with Jill Mazursky to write a feature film, and find his way to a small label company as a co creator/ co producer then moving from one to another by getting bigger and bigger. As of 2010s he wrote and directed for a major films companies such as: Paramount, and The Walt Disney Studios. Well known movies such as: Mission: Impossible III, Star Treks, Star wars, and more. Why I see him as a role model in this field? Because most of the film director or film producer are going to filming school, which they are learn how to make film and develop from that. Different to J.J. that using some theory in development of his works for example with Star Trek movie, he using a lot of lights flashing, and lens flares in order to put the movie together this is in order for the film to have a smooth transition that’s because when the lens flares and flash will bring people attention to the middle of the screen by that they are not focusing where else e.g. setting, [something look fake in the film]. There are much more special techniques use in the film from J.J. but to see them the audiences need carefully analysis the work.


Abrams, J. (2017). J.J. Abrams. [online] IMDb. Available at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0009190/ [Accessed 18 Mar. 2017].

Io9.gizmodo.com. (2017). Cite a Website – Cite This For Me. [online] Available at: http://io9.gizmodo.com/5230278/jj-abrams-admits-star-trek-lens-flares-are-ridiculous [Accessed 18 Mar. 2017].

No Film School. (2017). J.J. Abrams: ‘It’s More Important You Learn What to Make Movies About Than How to Make Movies’. [online] Available at: http://nofilmschool.com/2013/05/jj-abrams-learn-what-to-make-movies-about [Accessed 18 Mar. 2017].

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