FLORENCE — Eve Mallard was excited, hopeful, jealous and in despair in one 20-minute block Friday morning.
The Florence Middle School seventh-grader took part in a young filmmakers workshop that was part of the George Lindsey UNA Film Fest where they learned about capturing emotions on film.
Mallard teamed up with classmates Alexis Gomez, Taylor Robertson and Diana Adame from her introduction to theatre class to record snippets to show excitement, jealousy, despair, caution and hope.
“I think this is cool,” Robertson said.
Before sending the students out with cameras, workshop facilitator Mary Ellen Iatropoulos, from New York City, showed examples of various shots and how each portrayed a different emotion. When it came time for Mallard and company to shoot their clip on despair, Adame suggested using a close-up, remembering what Iatropoulos had said earlier.
“That will show the emotion with her face,” she told the group.
Robertson, an eighth-grader, has interest in theater and music because both allow her to be herself.
“It’s fun because I’m able to express who I am,” she said.
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