The Weight Room


The Weight Room


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The Weight Room is a short film that examines the culture of the Furman University weight room as seen through the eyes of the football team. It shows how the weight lifting program differs during the season versus the off-season. Our film integrates interviews with two weight lifting coaches along with two young players who have recently entered the weight program and were forced to learn and adapt to the culture very quickly. These interviews help the audience understand the culture through the eyes of the coaches who try to establish it, and the eyes of the players who are working to create it. Overall, the film allows people who are not involved in the weight lifting program to see what goes on behind the scenes during the off-season in order to create the final product that everyone sees on the field on Saturdays during the season.


Tami Blumenfield

Associate Producer

Jean Schwab


Cam Burnette and Whitney Hall

Filmed by

Cam Burnette and Whitney Hall




This work was supported by the staff and resources of the Furman University Writing and Media Lab.


Shown as a part of Furman Engaged! 2018

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The Weight Room