I Was There film class

Program Director and instructor at the I WAS THERE film workshop Jeanette Sears(right), helps Private John Velis(left) and Staff Sgt Aaron Ziegler(center) as they start filming a short film they are calling Invisible Heroes about one soldiers life from military service to homelessness. The workshop is for active duty and retired military to help participants deal with PTS.

About 3O soldiers and local veterans tried their hands at filmmaking last week, as part of a workshop aimed at helping current and former service members use film as an outlet.

The “I Was There Film Workshop” came to Fort Hood from Feb. 1-4, where participants gathered in small groups to plan and shoot a short film. Subjects of the films ranged from homeless veteran awareness, to women’s challenges in the military, letting go of personal demons, a film about being a superhero as a soldier, and a comedic look at expectations of the military verses reality.

Contact JC Jones at jcjones@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7464​

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