CWU Students Wrapping Up Film Project
Scott LabBee, a native of Yakima, tinkers with set items on the set of V3, remembering how he got started with the project.
"I auditioned, I didn't initially get the part, but I ended up with the part. John says he is very happy with that decision," says LaBree.
Students and a professor at Central Washington University are just days away from finishing an independent film project that started in June.
The film, V3, is about a group of graduate students who have a mysterious machine that attracts the attention of the U.S. Government.
The movie involved more than 60 students, all who vounteered their time for the project.
Film crews it wasn't just students, but other businesses from across the area who made this project possible.
" They've been beyond helpful and excited to help. And it's a new thing for them," says production assistant Tera Klettke.
Jon ward, the film's director and a professor at Central, says the experience making the film will open the door to bigger production projects for his students.
"Hopefully it will cut ten years off your learning curve as to what it takes to do the quality of work that the world will care about," says Ward.
LaBree says he was inspired by his professor to dedicate his summer to V3, an experience he hopes to take with him later in life.
"To be able to go the extra mile to help out with a project you're passionate about is much better better than a project that you don't have any stake in," says LaBree.
Jon Ward says filming should wrap up in about three days, and the film will be edited and submitted to various festivals in February of next year.
The production crew says they would like to thank various businesses around Ellensburg, including Midstate, Knudson's and Voshell for providing materials for the set.