This video is a short documentary for my Consumer Culture class. I was tasked with investigating a subculture of people and producing a video to bring them to life. When I started this project, I thought pool sharks were shady and manipulative players like we see in the movies, but I ended up discovering a totally different reality. Those types of players are rare within today’s pool community, and the term pool shark is now used as a sign of respect to praise skilled players.
Special thanks to Matthew, Thomas and Jessica for helping me with this assignment and to Diamond Billiards for being such a welcoming place for me to spend a few afternoons/evenings.