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Aspiring Media Professional Lizette Terry, Captures Life as it Happens

December 2016

A Digital Native Speaks

Spelman Senior Lizette Terry Captures Life As it HappensI consider myself a “capturist.” Whether it is through photography or videography, I love to capture the moments and stories of the people around me for world-viewing.

I am Lizette Terry, C'2017, a comparative women’s studies major and writing minor with a concentration in mass media. As a digital native, I am an uncompromising advocate and driver of the millennial media revolution who aspires to diversify story telling for marginalized groups everywhere.

I seek to define a career in television production allowing me to expand my knowledge of pre and post production while eventually creating a production that mirrors social activism and caters inspiration.

I plan to work in television production where I intend to learn all aspects of pre and post production work in order to build and expand my knowledge of the industry. My ultimate goal is to create a production company of my own that mirrors social activism, shatters glass ceilings, disrupts the status quo and exudes inspiration.

Terry Co-Creates and is Featured in a 'Road to Graduation' Video Series

While at Spelman, Terry was a member of various organizations on and off campus including the Office of Communications' Social Squad, the Women in Cable Telecommunications Southeast Chapter, Event Envoys, the Student Government Association Publicity Committee, Yearbook Editor, RESONANCE, Toni Cade Bambara Scholar Activist Group, Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society.

'Rooted' Serves As Terry's First Foray Into Documentary Filmmaking

Terry also created the film, "Rooted," with Amber Duncan and Talisha Middleton and Lizette Terry as one of the culminating projects of student filmmakers who participate in the Digital Moving Image Salon at Spelman College. The film explores issues of rootedness and gentrification in the historic Westside district of Atlanta, Georgia.

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