Hello! I’m Jules, and I’m a Cinema Studies and English double major, which basically means that I spend 80% of my time arguing with myself about whether or not the movie was better than the book. Aside from that, I’m an officer in Oberlin’s Asian American Alliance, and a DJ on Oberlin’s College and Community radio station, WOBC-FM (my show is called Sounds of the Silver Screen). I also am deeply involved with student theater on campus with the Oberlin Student Theater Association. As an Oberlin College Research Fellow, my work has concentrated on analyzing multiracial Asian and Pacific Islander representation in action movies, with Bruce Lee and Keanu Reeves as two case studies.
Jules Greene ’19
November 21, 2017
Studying narrative filmmaking at the Prague Film School.
August 21, 2017
My research wasn't all movie-watching and scouring old articles from the 70s and the 90s: I made it interactive through re-acquainting myself with the martial arts, specifically kung fu.
July 21, 2017
I really had no idea that I would amass so much information that I could talk for hours about everything I've learned, but I did! I'm looking forward to coming back to Oberlin next summer to continue doing research.
June 5, 2017
I wanted a program where I would be given the freedom to pursue different styles of filmmaking, because I was getting bored with knowing the ins and outs of really normal video-making, for lack of a better term.
April 9, 2017
Overall, college has been a pretty transformative experience, as it's said to be, and I feel that I trust in Oberlin enough to no longer be afraid of the change that may lie ahead for me.
March 13, 2017
There's something unique about being an AAPI artist that presents its own set of complexities and conflicts that made the experience of hanging out with other AAPI artists give me a sense of hope and comfort about my decision to become a filmmaker.
February 18, 2017
I feel that my generational status has fixed a motor onto the back of me that keeps me going at a brisk but steady pace at Oberlin. This motor propels my own sense of initiative, as well as the value that I have towards my education.
February 12, 2017
I'm definitely pleased with the overall outcome of my movie, since I wasn't exactly sure if I would even be able to finish it in the time allotted during Winter Term.
January 15, 2017
Weather problems aside, it's been lovely to get the chance to really explore Oberlin's campus with this project.
December 28, 2016
I'm not a Theater major, and I've never actually taken a theater class. But I've found that there's a vibrant student theatre scene on campus, and that there are opportunities for non-majors to act in the department shows that happen each semester.
November 10, 2016
But the thing I perhaps struggle with most right now is how incredibly terrifying it is to exist in a moment that will be revisited time and again years from now, while being completely unsure of what is to come next.
October 26, 2016
For me, the physical and psychological need to run completely eclipses any superficial insecurities. Perhaps it gives me an opportunity, for once in my life, to not overthink things.
September 26, 2016
In the very beginning of the semester, I barely raised my elbow off the table when I had something to say, and when I realized my professors weren't calling on me probably because they couldn't see my hand, I adopted a new philosophy for class participation.
July 2, 2016
I now think about where I was this time last year, when I was fresh off the tails of high school and pretty darn directionless with how I was going to spend my summer, and yeah, I can totally see why some people have not been able to recognize me.
May 13, 2016
My adjustment disorder was something unforeseeable, but the experience of overcoming it has only made me hardier and better experienced. More importantly, it gave me an incredibly powerful motivation to succeed in everything that I do.
April 18, 2016
Jules tosses and turns on the floor. She SNEEZES VIOLENTLY several times and she is still shivering.
March 18, 2016
I would say my class choices for this semester are indicative of my decision to go the liberal arts route rather than the undergraduate film school route.
February 29, 2016
While I am certainly cognizant of respecting my floor mates here in Asia House, I no longer have to conduct my life at the volume of a mouse (until quiet hours commence at 11 PM each week night).
February 13, 2016
It isn't that I have a problem with sifting through things to find the gold, years and years of thrift shopping have given me the patience for that, it was just that well, everything was gold in this case.
January 19, 2016
I've only attempted this daring stunt once before, and that quickly faded into obscurity. Before I started working on this story, the longest piece I had ever written for the screen was a teleplay of 40 pages or so. In comparison, feature-lengths are at least 90 pages, give or take, so I knew this project would keep me busy during my birthday month.
December 23, 2015
To me kindness is an important thing to exercise because it's an expression of mindfulness, mindfulness in the sense that it's the recognition of another's personhood.
November 14, 2015
To me, the inside of Mudd feels like an ode to the joys (and maybe pains, but I'm not going to focus on that) of education and the process of forming one's own ideas.
November 5, 2015
My first thought when I opened the email saying that my show had been picked for the fall program was "Oh my god, I'm going to play the Jurassic Park theme song so many times."
October 13, 2015
In a weird way, my first brush with Oberlin was like my birth: I was late (although not by 10 days) and my body was propelled through the air until I landed somewhere, and maybe that's why I loved it immediately.
October 7, 2015
Being at Oberlin has truly made me engage directly with my school community that I most definitely would have circumvented had I stayed in my city, where I would've relied on my own pre-existing knowledge of my surroundings to find something to do.