The Termite TV show, Dreams and Nightmares, caught my attention. My mind takes me places I can’t imagine trying to create. When it comes to dreams in my sleep, they take a huge role in my drive to being a filmmaker. The idea for this show was perfect and they had a good idea of how to use it, but could’ve done it a lot more organized and creatively. It was good to see them add the “American Dream” in the piece, but the title kind of contradicts it because Dreams and Nightmares automatically make you think of sleeping. If they were to be more elaborate on them and organize it a little more it would’ve been fine. As far as watching an actual student piece, I feel a little more relieved as to what we have to do. Watching this gave me ideas of ways to construct different types of video and depending on who I work with can be very successful. The documentary feel seems to be the way to go along with a few short clips. In this piece it was upsetting to see the order it was put in and the over use of interviewing people especially for a theme of this type. I can see that they did go places and attempt to capture the true idea of a dream but it was still very minimum. Another thing that bothered me was all of it seemed to be about nightmares. When you hear ‘dream” and “something you dream about” you want it to be something you want or that will pleasure you. The whole piece was very negative to me. If they separated the Good things from the Bad, then the piece would’ve turned out better. A theme like this can be a complete hit or miss and if I can have control over it, I would do everything different.