Elizabeth Sills


Sophomore dramatic art and English major Grace Sword checks lighting while filming "Black and Blue, "a show she is developing with UNC Student Television, on campus on Wednesday, Feb, 12, 2020. 

How UNC student filmmakers are building a community of their own

Many students arrive on UNC's campus with no prior experience working on a film set. But the production sets for organizations like the the Carolina Film Association and UNC Student Television are like microcosms of professional sets — all run by students.  At UNC, students filmmakers gain valuable experience in production by using what they have, often requiring improvisation and flexibility. But in the end, these filmmakers gain so much more than industry experience — a distinct community, driven by a shared love for storytelling.