POWGirls Alumni: Raine Shank
Now I attend the University of Oregon and I am double majoring in Journalism and Cinema Studies hoping to pursue filmmaking in the future. Having POW girls on my resume I have been able to say I have experience on set and I knew how to set up a light kit or hold a boom mic. Among the many opportunities that experience has given me, most notably it allowed me the rare opportunity to make a short film and a TV show for UO’s School of Journalism network, DuckTV. Usually freshmen are not selected as producers but because of my experience in film from POW girls they took a chance on me and my other freshmen friend! The experience in POW being geared toward young girls and non-binary youth is an incredibly valuable experience. As I pursue film I learn more and more about who typically dominates the industry. I also learn more and more about the value of people who differ from that type of person. Learning about being a woman in film in a room full of older men is not nearly as inspiring as being in a room full of other underrepresented young people. I am so appreciative of what the POW workshops, instructors and other participants have taught me about film and the world!