Life on Film

German Torres ('15)
German Torres ('15)

In just one minute, German Torres' ('15) film Vida depicts bits of everyday life that have resonated with many during the pandemic.

The media arts graduate has developed a strong reputation for his music videos and commercials in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He began using a video camera in his early teens, then came to UNT.

"My family went from a small ranch in Mexico where they got water out of a well to assimilating into a predominantly African American neighborhood in Fort Worth, and now I was given the privilege to step foot on a university campus full of different perspectives, upbringings and potential to grow as a person," he says. "Jarring and exciting at the same time, my time at UNT gave me the skills to navigate a large diverse network of people called 'modern society' and thus made me a stronger filmmaker in the end."

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