#MakeYourMark – Billy Marrs


Billy Marrs

What makes Shepherd Communication the best kept secret? That’s right, it’s our students! Shepherd Comm students are some of the best and brightest around and they are guaranteed to make a big mark in the world today. It’s for that reason we are sharing some of their stories through our #MakeYourMark campaign.

Whether it’s in the classroom, workplace, or in extra curricular activities, our Comm students are shining through! Don’t believe us? Check out some of our Alumni Posts to see the great things that have been happening since graduation.

Still don’t believe us? Meet Billy! He answered a few questions for our Instagram team to show you how you can #MakeYourMark in our department.

Fun Fact?
Billy got to participate in an internship on a film set this past summer. It was for a movie called “Days of Power” and it was shot in his hometown. He got to meet Eric Roberts which was pretty insane! Billy was a production assistant and helped out with a little bit of everything. However, he primarily helped designed sets. He has been interested in film his whole life. He loved making home videos as a young kid, and spent his time making goofy videos with his friends. Through those early experiences he developed a real passion for working with video. This internship really gave him a look into the industry.
Cool Projects? 
Billy is in the digital filmmaking concentration so he just finished up his capstone which was an experimental film called “Through Different Eyes.”

He was really happy with how it turned out and felt that it is definitely his strongest piece to date. It was an idea that he really developed in his head and it turned out to be this really weird and fun finished product. It was truly an experimental film.

Plans for Post Shepherd Graduation?

Billy said he will try to find a job working for a production studio. He hopes to be able to work with video, whether shooting or editing. Those are his two favorite areas of the film industry. He may also do freelance stuff on the side for extra experience and income.

Advice for new students? Don’t be afraid to be creative. Be confident and stay true to yourself.
No matter what area of communication you are interested in, the Shepherd University Communication Department wants to help you #MakeYourMark. Check out @sucomm on instagram to see more of Billy’s story and start working on your own! Shepherd Comm may be one of Shepherd University’s best kept secrets, but with students like these it won’t stay that way for long!

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