Filming the Omega Carter G. Woodson was such a pleasure and a learning experience more than anything. I was amazed by the program and its leaders. While filming I wanted to convey the level of commitment of these men to not only the kids but the material. After several interviews it was my opinion that the program was driven more by the need for teaching the this material more so than having black males teachers. Hopefully that comes across.
As with any video of this type, coordination of schedules and locations can be a challenge. However, the Omega men opened their fraternity house to me which made things much easier. Also, being from Pittsbugh and dealing with our weather turned out to be a blessing in disguise. When I was assigned this project the Academy was scheduled to only have closing exercise and no more classes. Thankfully, a snow storm pushed their schedule back a week and allowed me to get the footage of the classrooms that I needed.