Jamal Shakir

A Future in Filmmaking

Like many freshmen, Jamal Shakir did not arrive from Warner Robins, Georgia, with a clear choice of major. Playing defensive back for the Panthers and adjusting to college life kept him occupied. When time came to "declare," however, Professor John Lawrence took notice of Jamal's creativity as a photographer and suggested he investigate LaGrange's Digital Creative Media and Film degree by taking the DCM&F Media Production course during Jan Term 2017. "I fell in love with being behind the camera," Jamal confesses. "I'm learning everything I can. The rules, the technical aspects of videography ... I'm looking at this long-term. As a career."

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