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Gabe Lasley: The Star Behind the Lens
November 17, 2012
Intern Reporter for the Tribune
When summer rolls around, most teens look forward to days on end without work or projects. Gabe Lasley is not most teens.
“I originally found the 48 Hour Film Project through research looking for some competitions to keep myself occupied through the summer,” Lee’s Summit High School film student, Gabe Lasley, said.
The 48 Hour Film Project is fairly self explanatory. Filmmakers are given 48 hours to script, film, and edit a short film.
“Although the contest is only over 48 hours, there are multiple hours that go into pre-production,” Lasley said.
Over the course of a month and a half, Gabe and his team managed to to raise about $1700 of their $500 goal.
Teams were given a prompt of a character, line of dialogue, and a prop. The teams then pick a genre out of a hat. From there, they are on their own.
“Our sleeplessness and drive to finish the film kept us going with help from lots of sugar and caffeine,” Lasley said.
Gabe and his crew were awarded for their hard work. They won “Best Use of Prop” for their short film called, Repressed. The film can be found at http://vimeo.com/47385449
Gabe has won many awards in his media career ranging from first place in live reporting challenges to first place in moviemaking and music video competitions.
Gabe Lasley begin taking broadcast classes in middle school. Lasley switched to filmmaking this past year.
“I switched to filmmaking because I found it as a more expressive way to tell a story,” Lasley said.
Gabe plans to continue in filmmaking and major in Digital Media Production.
“I would love to have a business with a studio that dedicates time and work to weddings, commercials, and other such products for customers while also remaining an active filmmaker that creates indie films for underground as well as mainstream contests,” Lasley said.
Gabe is currently working on a script for a new film. In addition, Gabe films weddings and other events at less than half the price of a professional company. He can be contacted at email@example.com or 816 536 7074.