Sare Pope: Through the Lense of the Camera


Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 9.00.42 PMCassidy Herberth | Staff Writer


Imagine your favorite stories coming to life. Those nostalgic childhood fantasies being placed into millions of pixels and put to screen in the form of a movie. The people in charge of making these memories flood to the surface are normal people with a special talent. There are many types of people involved in the behind-the-scenes of a movie such as the writer, the filmmaker, the director and so on. It takes special ability to be good at even one of those, but Sare Pope is gifted in all aspects of film.

Pope is a senior at Livermore High School and is a part of the video production class offered at LHS. PopeScreen Shot 2016-03-31 at 8.57.45 PM has been been producing film since they can first remember. Pope’s love of film started as a child, when they used their mother’s camera to film theirself. This interest developed further in video production class. After the first video assignment they completed, Pope kept coming up with more and more ideas and was hooked.

Pope enjoys all aspects of film. In addition to enjoying watching films from a wide variety of genres, Pope is interested in every facet of film production. According to Pope, the best part of making a film is how all the bits and pieces come together and fit together to make a whole. Pope said that the work of creating a film from start to finish is stressful, but always worth it in the end.

Pope especially likes producing PSAs. Their favorite piece so far has been their Suicide PSA. “I really want Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 9.09.44 PMto help people, but also be able to make something that is cool,” explained Pope. They were worried about what people would say, but was happily surprised by how everyone accepted it and even told them what a good piece it was.

Pope is inspired by many people when it comes to their artwork. “Obviously Mr. Castro, the video teacher, helps me translate things into video,” said Pope

With this art form, Pope is able to help the world through the lense of a camera and bring people together around the screen in hopes of changing the world for the better.