Summer 2023: Paris

What are you taking away with you?

Mo Isu
2 min readAug 31, 2023

I will say it exactly as I wrote it because it is short and concise. It’s not exhaustive because nothing I could ever say at one point can be exhaustive so I have not tried to be.

First, there is community.
The quality of thoughts shared.
The lessons learnt from the practice of collaboration.

Then there’s vocabulary.
The enrichment of language.
How that has changed my approach to audio and its elements.
How that has improved my considerations when making audio stories…
What do I want to hear? How do I want to hear it?

There’s also constraint and what it forces out of me.

But then there’s this - And there is always this
A new way to think about life — What it can be.
And there’s a requirement for me — a mandate almost. A responsibility.
To try and be this new thing.
To have the ambition to tell big stories.
To pitch them.
To make mistakes.
To look stupid. but also to believe I am not.
To believe that I can have a good idea and I can bring that good idea into the world and that it can be something important to someone.

Then, there are all the things you’d expect. A new network.
Emails and LinkedIn Profiles.
Opportunities to look out for.
People to collaborate with.

And at the end
There’s a question.
Or an ellipses…
It is hope.
It is anticipation.
What next?

I can’t wait to find out.

École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière Sound Doc Summer ‘23

École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière Sound Doc Summer ‘23



Mo Isu

Writing what I can| Being Vulnerable and confused| Making podcasts