September 26, 2017

Abel Sanchez ’18, Staff Writer

Brand new on The Bradford, Abel Sanchez ’18 already has extensive practice writing and editing. But his experience does not derive from The Bradford pre-requisite Media Matters– instead, Sanchez has gone through the editing process in another field of media: film production.

“In eighth grade, I did this short film, but it was a silly movie,” recalled Sanchez. “It was just a series of random events that only tied together at the end, but it was cool.”

Silly or not, that experience taught Sanchez many things about media production, and has inspired in him a passion for writing and editing.

“I had to do the editing, the filming, the writing, and everything that goes along with the movie,” said Sanchez. “Over the summer, I was able to teach myself how to use Adobe Premier and After Effects.”

“The more I use it, the better I get, but it’s also enjoyable, because you get to craft it into that final image of what you want it to be,” he said.

As for his favorite movie outside of his own, Sanchez cited Donnie Darko, a 2001 fantasy thriller.

“It’s about this guy who can time travel, and he has a giant rabbit. It’s pretty neat,” said Sanchez. “I like it, because you can watch it a lot of times, and every time you watch it, it has a different meaning. You can really analyze it.”

As a new staff writer for The Bradford, Sanchez is ready to bring his talent in the film production field into a more journalistic style.

“I like the arts a lot. I think the Arts section would be really interesting to write for,” he said.