- You NEVER have enough money to make your perfect film
- If you are a girl, your priorities mean that you must master how to make a chappati first and then maybe how to work that light metre
- You friends (who are also film-makers) will try and pull a Terrance Mallick. Yup it's a thing [There's always that guy in class coming up with surrealistic shit]
- People never expect you to write dark shit about..well...dark shit
- Your male teachers will always be cynical to your ideas/appearance/existence/everything
- You have restrictions and if you don't then you never have the right equipment
- People try to motivate you by saying "Just start small. Do anything. Look at me, i started from nothing and look where i am" a little FYI. Starting from a 5D Mark III is not small. So eff off.
- If you are the best writer in your class, you can expect your friends to ask you to write even their names on the answer sheet. It's a thing. People just unload stuff on you. It's annoying.
- If people see you lift heavy equipment, like 250 W lights/Light stands/Set planks/Anything they will pass remarks like you're strong for a girl, what do you eat yaar, ammi nay aj parathay banaye thay? Are you seeing someone?. The last one is always thrown off no matter what the situation
- You're always asked to act as everyone in your friends' films. Mother, Daughter, Heroine, Vamp, Teacher, Doctor, Psycho. And oh, people expect you to be a great actor. They just do. They don't care about you being camera-shy.
- Last but not the least because you cry together..laugh together. You make friends. You make enemies. You make frenemies. You make best frenemies. It happens. It's a thing.
P.S If it sounds sexist or if you don't agree with me. Just know..that i dont give a shit. :)