“The greatest thing about SMC is that it’s a place to explore intellectual passions, whether they be in film, physics, or the fine arts.”
He’s an Israeli and confesses, “Some day I would love to represent Israel at the Oscars,” which is why Leeor Braude came to America in the first place. “I mean, if you’re into film, LA is the Industry mecca. And my plan is to transfer to USC or UCLA to finish up my studies.” But before he picks up his Oscar at the Kodak Theatre, Leeor will have his hands full of creative challenges at SMC.
“Basically, I’m in charge of anything that has to do with AS publicity: putting out fliers and getting all sorts of info out to students in whatever way we can reach them. In fact, we’re just about to put up a new website. And I campaigned for my position on what I call ‘sustainable publicity.’ That just means getting people to rely more on technology than on paper. I’m also leading a crew at the Sustainable Works program here at SMC, and learning a lot about how we can all become much more friendly toward our environment.” Directing and producing films in his native country are the goals of Leeor. “And one of the chief reasons that I ran for the AS publicity position is that, obviously, I’ll need to learn how to publicize and promote. Those are key skills that I’ll certainly need in the film business.”
It’s Leeor’s opinion that leading a solid ‘student life’ is just as important as studying at SMC. “I think that joining up with the AS is a great place for anyone who comes here to start. We
what all the resources are, and we can help you to find them. But if you actually
with us, then you’re going to get a really positive feeling about who you are. Volunteering, getting involved.... They’re here to bring you into the decision-making process that affects
of us. And when you’re surrounded by a lot of good people who share in your passions, you really get to feel like you’re in charge of your own destiny.”