MAGNIFYING, No. 14: Sage Bennett

October 25 2018

For this episode of MAGNIFYING we spoke with Undergraduate student in the Department of Film & Media Arts, Sage Bennett. Our creative community here at the College of Fine Arts is diverse and wide spread. With the goal of gaining a deeper knowledge and awareness of the people within our community, we bring you MAGNIFYING, a series dedicated to showcasing the talent of our students, faculty, and staff.

Tell us about yourself: Name, where you are from, what you do and how you got into in your field of work...
My name is Sage Bennett. I am from Chicago and I currently live in Salt Lake City. I am a freelance photographer and filmmaker. I’ve always loved filmmaking and I have been making films with friends since 11 or so years old. In college I was originally majoring in Environmental studies but I soon decided that filmmaking/photography is what I wanted to do and I would figure out how. I chose to do this against many people urging me to major in something more practical

What has surprised you the most in your life?
I have been surprised by the many opportunities that have come up once I chose to focus all my energy on becoming a filmmaker/photographer. For example, I am currently in Sierra Leone shooting a documentary- something I didn’t think could be an actual job. 

What do you wish you had known/been told?
I wish I had known that there are a lot of people that want to help me create and be apart of projects I am working on. I’ve been timid to ask for help before but have found people love working on creative projects, even for free.