Student Case Study: Eli DeArmas

Youth Activist Makes Short F.I.L.M. for
Positive Impact Using Filmmaking For Good

Eli DeArmas // Student // Filmmaking For Good: “My name is Eli DeArmas and I was part of the Filmmaking For Good program at Florida International University with Dr. Nancy Richmond facilitating the course as part of our Social Media Marketing semester. My experience with FFG was great! I loved every part of it and I thought that the knowledge that you are able to get and the information was great. I think it’s important to stay up to date and I think this program definitely did that. Those little nuggets of new information for me were great and it just kept things really fresh. Overall it was a great experience and I hope you get to enjoy and experience the same because there’s so much to learn and so much knowledge you can put to practice that will take your filmmaking, videography and content creation to another level.” 

My name is Raul and I have been creating content for the last 10 years. What started as a hobby has grown into a full-time job and daily pursuit. I have traveled to 25 countries capturing live events through photography and videography. This has allowed me to understand how to successfully target any audience through audiovisual content. This paired with my experience in broadcast television and live productions have prepared me to embrace the ever-changing media landscape we face today. In applying these important lessons I have been able to help the organizations I work for to thrive and continue to stay relevant. I enjoy traveling, watching movies, learning, and capturing moments that last forever. 


Jessica Kizorek // Creator // Filmmaking For Good: “Raul’s short film ‘You Are Not Alone’ really made me FEEL something. It resonated with me on so many levels, and I can’t help but get choked up every time I watch this. Kudos to putting your filmmaking talent to use in making media that matters! I’ve seen a LOT of student videos over the years, and yours is an exceptional 10 out of 10 in my grade book. How perfect that you dedicate it to NAMI Miami-Dade County. May you be an inspiration for future students. Go Raul!!!!”

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