VIDEO: ”It had to be a narrative, a documentary or a how-to,” said Shawn Packard, a Cinematography student at Full Sail University.
A school capstone project inspired a student to dig deep into his hometown.
“I live here, I have lived here my whole life. It has been home for me. It kind of means a lot with family and the traditions and the community that we have built here,” Packard said.
As a graduating senior, he says it was important to him to leave and spread the legacy of Maine through film. “I know how important it is for film in a lot of bigger states, and in Maine, it’s a blip,” Packard said.
Hoping to change that soon, he starts with an emphasis on the dwindling volunteerism at fire stations across Maine.
“We see so many volunteer fire departments traveling through Maine, and we never see anyone really there and this is why,” Packard said.