Apr 10, 2020 | Science, Technology and Math

Film Crew Students Gain Industry Credibility at Film Festivals

FCT students look at a camera build
Photo Caption: Columbia State Film Crew Technology students learn about camera builds from Loki Michael, Columbia State alumnus and camera engineer at Contrast Visuals.

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. April 10, 2020) - - -Columbia State Community College’s Film Crew Technology students produced a music video that was an official selection at six film festivals this past fall.

The music video “What She’ll Never Know,” was accepted into Rome International Film Festival (Georgia), Southeastern International Film & Music Festival (Tennessee), Franklin International Indie Film Festival (Tennessee), Georgia Film Festival (Georgia), Chattanooga State Film Festival (Tennessee) and South Georgia Film Festival (Georgia).

Work that is shown at film festivals gains exposure to the professional circuit and gives students credibility when seeking jobs and internships.

“Professionals judge submissions that get into the festival,” said David Smith, Columbia State Film Crew Technology program director. “The work our film crew students produce is being recognized by the industry as quality work.”

Students in the FCT program have access to professional-level gear including cameras, lighting, studios and a grip truck. Columbia State’s FCT program utilizes the latest technology and techniques that are commonly used in the professional motion picture industry. It is the only program in the state of Tennessee with a professional, working grip/electrical production vehicle, an ARRI Alexa and RED DRAGON – SCARLET cameras, cinema prime and zoom lenses, professional sound recorders, microphones and the latest industry-standard post-production software. In addition, FCT is a Blackmagic Design training partner.

To learn more about Columbia State’s Film Crew Technology program, visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/FilmCrew. Watch “What She’ll Never Know” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6ycwDlT6kc