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Kyle Garrity Professor Sharyn Nelson EN-101-I Griffin 11/30/07 A Passion for Film: The Story of Two Friends Peer pressure and parental influence has always been a big topic in kid’s lives. It has been almost like a war between the two and which one held the stronger influence. One might think that parental influence has the better judgment on matters, but is it really the parent who knows the kid for who they really are? Friends tend to be with each other far more often then with their families. So when the question of one’s future comes up, who should they listen to? The parent, or the friend? It was Christmas time of 6 th grade, and my dad had just purchased a new computer for the family. Along with the computer, my dad purchased a video camcorder. Being new to me at the time, I was unsure how to use it. I had no idea how it worked, and had never been particularly into movies, but there was something about the camera that grasped my curiosity. I quickly turned it on. Genes and family may determine the foundation of the house, but time and place determine its  form. Greg Karlin did not know this at the time, but his gift for Hanukah in fourth grade would change his life. His mother, Dee Young had been a strong believer in a solid and thorough education for as long as he could remember. She was a teacher in his school district, and urged him to maintain good grades so that he could one day
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go to college and be successful. Having straight A’s in elementary and middle school, he entered Lakeland High School with good grades, a proud mother, and an optimistic future. While each child is born with his or her own distinct genetic potential for physical, social,  emotional and cognitive development, the possibilities for reaching that potential remain tied to early  life experiences and the parent-child relationship within the family. Greg did not buy his dad a gift for Hanukah. Instead, Greg made a movie for him with the camera that he was given as a gift. This was the first movie he had ever made, and he didn’t really know much about movies. The idea to get a camera arose from watching his father’s homemade movies. Greg found it really interesting to see things from different perspectives. Also, Greg’s mother’s friend was in the film industry and would show Greg what she was working on. The first thing I did with my first camera was walk around my house and
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