The feature-length "Brothers Two" was made by students and a guest director. It earned top prize for use of music in the music video production category. The music video "Deidra and Friends" took home a third place award.
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The awards are notable for BPCC, noted Telecommunications Dean Larry Powell, since past projects have been hampered by audio shortcomings.
Powell said the department now has all the audio gear it needs to make professional quality work. That's evident by the fact that two Hollywood actors have used BPCC's sound-recording studio in the recent past for post-production dubbing work.
If you want to study the nuts and bolts of film and video production, take a look at the two-year programs at BPCC. When I visited Monday, every student working on a movie project was working on an AVID editing station.
They have the equipment and resources -- HD cameras, lights, a camera jib, sound-recording studios, motion capture technology, etc. -- a student should expect in community college program. They also have an internship program, through which a student can gain credit and experience by working on a local movie set.
BPCC is also in the preproduction phases of making its annual student movie. This one will be called "Criminal Justice 101." The college is collaborating with Louisiana Technical College, whose students are building a courtroom set.
If you have any question, contact Powell by calling (318) 678-6038 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.