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Like all of my fellow students headed off to post-secondary destinations, the

media has had an influence on my life thus far. I, however, intend on returning the favor.

My name is Aaron Goodman, and I believe that Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson is

my true calling. From the cartoons I enjoyed watching as a kid to the movies I pay twelve

dollars to see, I have always been fascinated by the production of media; not simply how

it is made, but also how it makes its way into my living room. I am a man with many

hobbies: Playing guitar, collecting comic books, following my favorite hockey team, and

watching movies are all passions of mine, among many others. Though my interests are

diverse in nature, they share one common element: none of them would be possible

without the media. Without radio, I wouldn’t have been inspired to learn that new song I

recently heard; without television and the CBC, I wouldn’t be able to watch the Maple

Leafs every Saturday night. These are things that have helped define who I am, which is

I have developed a reputation as a skilled writer and articulate individual, having great

success in all areas of English and French studies. I earned the Civics award in grade 10

as well as the English award in grade 11. Many of the elective courses I have taken over

the past three years, including communications technology, media studies and history

through film have greatly contributed to my interest in media production. They have

helped me develop many technical and creative skills that would be essential to anyone

though some were done on my own time. In addition to learning the technical aspects of

video production, I have found it equally important to develop my skills as a storyteller

who is able to convey a message through the medium. The project which I am most

proud of is a m…...

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