During my graduate cinema studies at USC, one of my script writing professors, Professor Hoffman, taught me not only how to develop and write a good story, but also how to use my own eyes to discover the people, the life and the world created in my stories. Hoffman taught us how to instill passion, love, and persistent emotion, all the while encouraging and supporting us as filmmakers.

Fang Dong, MFA, USC School of Cinematic Arts