Wanting to provide film students with the opportunity to collaborate and gain experience on film projects, an ambitious and talented film and media studies student has revived the video production club, Filmworks.
Savannah Rodgers, an Olathe junior, worked on film projects independently before a desire for collaboration sent her seeking information on the defunct club which led her to like-minded students eager for opportunity.
“My freshman year, I wasn’t sure how to find and start making projects with other film students,” Rodgers said. “Filmworks provides the opportunity for students to start getting the experience necessary to become a better filmmaker or crew member.”
The club members have tackled projects ranging from short films, television pilots, to music videos and a project for the “Not So Late Show” on Channel 6.
“Filmworks allows for creativity and collaboration among peers outside of the classroom,” Rodgers said.
Every week the students meet to work on scripts, shoot a new project or offer help and advice on group member’ individual ideas.
In the end, Rodgers wants to leave KU knowing she’s had as many opportunities as possible. Reviving this club and getting to work with fellow dedicated and passionate students will be a little something she likes to think she’s giving back.