Week 13–Classmate Interview: Melanie Colli


At the art galleries this week, I had the pleasure of meeting Melanie Colli, a third year student. Though she had already been interviewed, she was kind enough to let me ask her a few questions as she looked at some of the art pieces with a friend.

Melanie is currently undeclared though she is going into the Pre-Film major. She used to be a biology major but realized she liked the process and experience of film better. She likes studying how stories are developed and enjoys the process of reading other stories and finding ways to create plot lines and characters, which she usually draws out to further help in the creative experience. She actually decided to take Art 110 because it is a pre-film requirement, and after taking Art History in high school, she wanted to try a different approach to art.

Some of her favorite stories or books are Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls and Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. She enjoys watching movies like Kill Bill and Bambi and also likes to watch anime. Some of the music she listens to also falls under a similar category; though she said she occasionally listens to rock, most of the time her music falls under J-Pop/Rock and K-Pop.

Melanie is a commuter, living relatively close to the school. She was originally considering going to Cal Poly Pomona but preferred to stay nearby as she wasn’t quite sure she was ready for some distance from home when she started as a freshman. Now, however, she would like to experiment with a little more independence and hopes to be able to study abroad in London soon.

Melanie seems like a really nice person and I am very grateful that she allowed me to interview even though technically she was already done with class. I enjoyed getting to know her and hope to see her around during class.



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