This is only my second quarter at SCC, but already I have become vey aware of how incredible the film department is. I've had classes with Tony Doupe, Ruth Gregory, and Kris Boustedt, and I can honestly say it's been an honor to work with all of them. They are each very caring, understanding mentors who put their students first. They listen to ideas and give honest feedback (something that is very important in this industry) and never stifle a student's creativity, instead taking the time to explain why something does or does not work. This is how a teacher should be: a hardworking individual who truly cares about the minds they are molding. I plan on staying in touch with all of them, even after I leave Shoreline. So, here's to you, Tony, Ruth and Kris. This is one student who has been truly inspired by you. Thank you.