Meet the Intern: Cristina Avila

Hello, my name is Cristina Avila and I was born and raised in Texas. I moved to Ohio in 2015.

Since high school, I have always found myself drawn to movies, music videos, and TV shows.  I always wanted to know what goes on behind the camera, and how and what it took to get a shot done.  Because of this, I joined a technical high school and went for broadcasting communication. I fell in love with atmosphere, but I knew broadcasting wasn’t what I wanted to do. All I knew was that I loved working on set. I enjoyed working with the equipment and working with others who enjoyed the same passion as myself, so I decided to go to Cuyahoga Community College where I’m currently going; they offer a degree for Filmmaker and Editor. 

 I’ve done internships in the past, but to be part of GCFC as an intern, I’m hoping to learn from others that know how the industry works and what to expect once I graduate. And just being able to be part of great group of people who have the same passion as you is really nice. Just being part of GCFC, I’m hoping to strengthen all my skills. 

In my free time when I’m not making videos with friends, I enjoy watching movies of all genres, spray painting art, going to concerts, hanging out with my family and my fiancé. I also enjoy walking with my dog, I enjoy hiking, biking, water sports, pretty much anything that keeps me active I will enjoy. 

Once I finish with school, I’m hoping to be an editor, for either myself or for others for their movies. Script writing is something I’m just getting into, so that might be a possibility as well. I know life will guide me in the right direction, but for now I’m enjoying my journey at GCFC.