Support for ImageMakers

The Image Makers program takes a diverse group of high school students and allows them to explore careers in film and television by pairing them with professional members of Women in Film and Video, a professional association of television and film professionals in the Washington DC area. They gain hands-on production experience while producing public service announcements for local charitable organizations. It helps foster the next generation of filmmakers while helping the local community.

The program is taught over the course of eight Saturdays and concludes with an awards show where each of the PSAs are presented to the non-profits. Peter Roof gave the students a highly distilled class in lighting and camera work at one of the sessions. This year Shelter House and Suited for Change both had a PSA made for them by the participants.

At the production phase Alt Gobo provided camera, light, and sound resources on the Suited for Change PSA. That spot was shot using Alt Gobo's Panasonic HPX170 DVCproHD camera with Peter Roof as DP and Kathi Overton on sound. This production was the inaugural run for Alt Gobo’s new 8-foot mini camera crane which was used in the last scene before the closing graphic.