When my mentor, Jennifer Sharp, asked me “what are you expecting to get out of your co-op experience?” The one word that came to mind is perspective. I want to get an accurate idea of what it takes to create a visual portal, to tell stories with a human element. To my surprise, I have gotten perspective and so much more! I started off winter ’22 in Los Angeles, where Jennifer and I went over goals and expectations for our time together.
I am associate producer on a documentary, “Anecdotals” that Jennifer is working on.
Logline: While the vaccine debate grows more politicized and divided, those with adverse reactions get stuck in the middle.
My responsibilities include researching soundbites to be used in the documentary, sending emails to request the rights to use the soundbites, and watching countless hours of interviews and organizing them to make editing easier in post-production.
I found these tasks to be rewarding, as I am working on my own documentary “A Super Heroine”.
Logline: Millennial women of color are breaking generational curses and finding their place in society: their secret, autonomy.
One highlight so far has been filming a fundraising video for Jennifer’s documentary, we received our first $25,000 donor within 5 days!
I even got a chance to see Orion’s Belt, a popular winter constellation!
As I move on to the next phase of this co-op, I feel equipped, supported, and prepared.