Cinematic Arts Students Delve Into the World of Documentaries and Video Production
Keiser University College of Cinematic Arts (KUCCA) students recently explored the art of documentary film-making while also studying video production techniques, the latest in film technology, and more.
Led by Keiser’s College of Cinematic Arts Interim Program Director Samantha Kountz and Creative Director In Residence Gregg Suskin, the group enjoyed a seminar and workshop from noted cinematographer Evan B. Stone. Conducted at the G-Star School of the Arts sound stage where Stone was shooting for his new production, the course provided insights relating to a variety of on-screen visual elements including lighting, sound tests for multi-camera usage, framing, and more.
“We are thankful for our partnership opportunities with G-Star as they provide excellent occasions to introduce potential students to our curriculum while also providing our KUCCA learners the chance to exercise their craft outside of production classes,” said Kountz.
Having shot at some of the most exotic and dangerous locations as a photography director, Stone’s latest production is The Jews and The Blues, an episodic series connecting biblical music with traditional and modern blues.
“It was an honor and a privilege to address the students of the KUCCA and to share some of my knowledge of the craft of filmmaking while also assisting them along their paths of gaining meaningful employment in the industry,” said Stone, whose most recent credits include television series and documentaries including 2020 Expedition X, 2020 Ghost Nation, 2015-2020 Expedition Unknown, and more.
The group also thanks GStar Principal and KUCCM Curriculum Developer Kim Collins for her support in bringing the seminar to life under strict pandemic protocols as well as Aflux Studios for their aid in providing cutting edge equipment.
The partnership between Keiser University and G-Star School of the Arts and Motion Picture Studios provides students with valuable opportunities for hands-on experience and training in feature film production, commercials, music videos, and documentaries. While incorporating business principles, as well as more advanced coursework and a strong general education program, the curriculum’s interdisciplinary approach enables students to demonstrate their artistic expertise and application of business knowledge to enhance their career opportunities.
Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinematic Arts provides students with a solid foundation in cinematography, storytelling, and film production; incorporating business principles, as well as more advanced coursework and a strong general education program. An interdisciplinary approach enables students to demonstrate their artistic expertise and application of business knowledge to enhance their career opportunities.
Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university, serving nearly 20,000 students and employing 2,900 faculty and staff members. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, the university currently offers more than 100 degrees at 21 Florida campuses, as well as online and at two international sites. Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit http://www.keiseruniversity.edu.
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