Lights! Camera! Action!
By Gervarus Giles
BLG students have combined their different skill levels to piece together a non cognitive variable movie explaining different ways to overcome racism, low self-esteem, and the lack of knowlege for the university.
In the past, the BLG program had been known for students who were gifted in the field of cinematography. It has also provided documentaries like the alternative spring break trip to Biloxi, Mississippi and other film projects such as the non-cognitive variable video.
During November 2013, DeCarlo Burris was inspired by a script-writing lesson he received that took place in a TRIO event. Ever since that moment, DeCarlo began writing his own script in relation to the different non-cognitive variables that the BLG group discussed during their alternative spring break trip.
Currently, actors have been added to the script, extras have earned roles in the film, and a few scenes have been recorded.
The opportunity to act in this movie has unlocked doors as well as changed lives for a few of the cast members.
“I never really saw myself as an actor in the past, but the more that I was able to capitalize within every scene had me thinking that I could really go into acting. As far as the rest of the cast though, they are wonderful people and I really like the way we play off of one another,” said Kevin Finch, main character, Communication Studies.
Some of the actors in the movie are even taking life lessons away from this experience.
“There is a lot more to shooting a movie than it seems to be. I’m just thankful that I get to watch others create one so that I could learn for myself someday. I really like my position as the Director though because it shows me responsibility and leadership,” said Aron Walls, undecided major, movie director,
Bridging Lost Gaps students say that they only hope to bring the best quality, acting skills, and passion into the video as they have been taught by their teachers to do.