University to be featured in George Washington Carver film


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (November 8, 2012) — A production crew visited Tuskegee to shoot parts of a new documentary about renowned university professor and researcher, George Washington Carver. The Maryland-based crew, Signature Communications, spent Wednesday filming several areas on campus including the Booker T. Washington Monument, Milbank Hall and the Lincoln Gates. The filming of the monument was one of the more elaborate sights seen by passers-by during the day.

A cameraman on a dolly and track rotated around the monument several times capturing the “Lifting the Veil of Ignorance” statue at different angles while a still camera on a tripod took time-elapsed shots of a cloudy sky. John S. Allen, the project’s producer and president of Signature Communications, said the crew filmed the statue because the relationship between Carver and Washington is an important part of the documentary.

“It was Booker T. Washington who hired Carver in the first place. He needed someone with a scientific expertise and Carver was emerging as an expert on agricultural matters and science,” Allen said. “So, he brought Carver here and they had a long-term relationship.”

The short documentary will be completed by spring or summer of 2013. It will be used by the United States National Park Service to educate visitors at the George Washington Carver National Memorial in Missouri. The film will also be available for purchase from the National Park Service.

A cameraman on a dolly and track was pushed around the monument to capture the “Lifting the Veil of Ignorance” statue at different angles.

© 2012 Tuskegee University


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