Q&A with David Painter, Legend High School graduate

Posted 5/18/18

Painter was home schooled until his freshman year at Legend. Once enrolled at Legend he joined the Thespians Society, was a member of the National Honors Society, National English Honors Society, …

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Q&A with David Painter, Legend High School graduate

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Painter was home schooled until his freshman year at Legend. Once enrolled at Legend he joined the Thespians Society, was a member of the National Honors Society, National English Honors Society, Tri-M Music Honors Society and Choir Council. Painter plans to attend the University of Denver, where he will major in Film Studies and Production.

What profession or career to you want to pursue?

At DU, I plan on majoring in Film Studies & Production. Which, I guess in a nutshell means I want to be a filmmaker. But I truly have always found a passion in making movies specifically. I have never wanted to be a videographer who films commercials/promo videos for a living. I think that aspect of film making is not fun (at least for me). I think the reason I love full-length professional films in particular, is because I have loved watching (and making) movies ever since I was a little kid. It’s always been apart of my childhood that I can cherish. I think that there is a certain magic that occurs in a movie, that happens nowhere else.

What do you hope to accomplish in life?

This question is hard for me, because I think no matter how much I would like to say I have all of my goals and aspirations figured out, I know that they all are not. But as for now, I think that one of the biggest things I hope to accomplish is success. I know that may sound cliche, but truly I do. I think a lot of people approach an answer like that and robotically assume that by saying “success” I mean money, and all the luxuries that come with it (granted, that wouldn’t suck either). In all honesty, I want more success with myself, than being considered “successful” by the outside. I want to be able to look back on what I’ve done and be proud of my success and more importantly, my progression as an individual.

If I could do anything, it would be...

Well, I’m not quite sure if I should take this question literally, or take the more “philosophical” approach, so I guess I’ll do both!

If I could do anything literally, I would want to be able to have a superpower. Specifically, I would want telekinesis. Because it’s such a versatile superpower. I mean, wanna fly? Move your body with your brain. Wanna have super strength? Move a car with you brain.

If I could do anything philosophically, I would say I would get the nicest camera I could, and travel around the world to try and spread positivity in any way that I could. I, myself have always been optimistic. My mom told me I came into the world with a smile on my face, and I don’t think that’s changed much in the last 18 years. I have always loved being happy, and I think especially in our world today, people just need more happiness.

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