Saddleback College was my first serious attempt at making films.  I'd made shorts previously as part of an intro film class and VHS clips that I digitized to share in the early internet days but never followed any kind of structure.  While these were shorts weren't necessarily film winning a couple did play at the Newport Beach Film Festival and the experience I gained making them was priceless.  I applied what I learned to the production management of a friend's feature film, 'The Prey' and headed off to graduate film school at Chapman University's Dodge School of Film.