Clayton State University’s Film and Digital Media Center will be holding a free Information Session on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m., in room 203 of the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow.
The next round of classes for the Center’s Digital Film Technician Training Program begins in February 2015. The Jan. 11 event will also include information on the Center’s Post Production Film Editing: Intro to Editing course, and the Center’s Digital Music and Video Production and Entertainment Certificate course.
“Since our Digital Film Technician Training Program began a year ago, more productions have come to the state than were even anticipated, and the need for trained workers is now greater than ever,” says Center Director Barton Bond. “Georgia has become the third-busiest state in the nation, behind California and New York, in terms of film and television production.
“Georgia Governor Nathn Deal and the Director of the Atlanta Film Office continue to be very enthusiastic about the current and future status of the film industry in the state. Georgia and Atlanta are `in it’ for the long haul. Many local, county, and state entities are working hard to bring new film-related business and businesses to the state – meaning more jobs.”
Clayton State recently completed its third Digital Film Technician Training Program cohort. Many of those students benefited from working on real productions during the program that helped them build their skills and resumes. Classes are held in the newly-renovated 10,000 square foot studio space – one of the largest teaching studios in the country – at Clayton State’s Lucy Huie Hall on Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro.
Bond also points out that, in addition to the Digital Film Technician Training Program, the Film and Digital Media Center offers a Post Production Film Editing: Intro to Editing course. The instructor for this course, Akil DuPont, will be in attendance at the Jan. 11 Information Session. This class presumes no prior editing training or skills, but will also help develop skills in those with some experience.
On the other hand, if music is in your future, there’s the Digital Music and Video Production and Entertainment Certificate course. Instructor Stanley Johnson is hosting an Education Celebration and Awards Ceremony in the Downs Center at 3 p.m. on Jan. 1,1 featuring a celebrity guest performance by Chandra Currelley. This event is also free and open to the public. Johnson will be available to answer questions about the certificate course following the event.
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To register for courses online, visit www.clayton.edu/Film-and-Digital-Media.