May 2018: NIA House Films Workshop

In the spring of 2018, I had the pleasure of working with the elementary school students at NIA House Montessori School in Nashville, TN, where I helped them produce two short films for their first film festival. We began with a film panel and spoke to the students about filmmaking. Then, I worked with the students more closely and showed them how to operate a camera and edit the films once shooting was completed. It was amazing to see the finished products knowing that the students did it all themselves. I was just there to give them the tools and push them along. It was such a rewarding experience, and I look forward to seeing them create even more in the future.

Lesa Dowdy