I have a strong sense of investing in communities because I strongly believe that the more open people within them are about their personal and financial developments, the better it would be for everyone around. Having learned about customers’ needs and why it is important to see the world through the eyes of those who are affected the most by the problem to solve, and after spending a summer learning how to generate ideas for full-profit businesses, I decided to move on to the next level (social entrepreneurship) with EPG, as it focuses on investing in communities instead of enriching individuals and giving them power over the others. That way, we will build the baseline of a better world we all thrive to create for the human race. Here at Berea, the only program that could help me achieve that is EPG. That is why I joined.
Studio Art/Film Production
Los Angeles, California
Rodney B. Kimbangu spent nine weeks in the summer of 2018 as a filmmaker (writer, producer, director, cinematographer, and editor) at the New York Film Academy, Universal Studios and the Burbank Studios in Los Angeles, California. The New York Film Academy is a Film school that works in partnership with the Burbank Studios and Universal Studios. Under the supervision of successful Hollywood filmmakers (producers, directors, cinematographers, editors and sound mixers), Rodney intensively wrote, produced, directed and edited 6 shorts movies that he filmed in the Universal Studios’ backlot, at the New York Film Academy soundstage, and in the city of Los Angeles, and he edited all his short movies in the Burbank Studios. Additionally, Rodney crewed as a cinematographer, camera operator, and sound recordist in more than 12 other movies. Rodney’s advisors were Dr. Jacob Dickerson, Dr. Gordon Gray, and Dr. Lisa Kriner.