Hometown: Gladstone, Missouri
Mary Couture, from Gladstone, Missouri, says she appreciates all the hands-on experience she has gotten at Missouri Western as a cinema major. The Griffon Film Society student group works on creating films together, and she plans to work with one of her professors this summer on a documentary.
“When I go out in the ‘real world’ as a cinematographer, I’ll be able to work with the director, the script supervisor and anyone on the set. When they need help, I can work with them because of the experiences I have had at Missouri Western.”
Mary said the most valuable thing she has learned at Missouri Western is that everyone has to work together in order create their films.
“Missouri Western is a place where everyone comes together to succeed; nobody is left out,” she said. “We’re all rooting for each other to succeed because we’re all in this together.”