(Bradenton, FL—June 10, 2016) Five Digital Video Production students at Manatee Technical College filmed the Loveland Players’ production of “The Unbroken Circle: A Tribute to the Grand Ole Opry” on June 3, 2016, at the Venice Theatre. The students volunteered their time. The Players plan to sell DVDs of the performance as a fundraiser for the Loveland Center.
Loveland Players is a partnership between the Venice Theatre, a community theatre in Venice, Florida, and the Loveland Center, which helps adults with developmental disabilities become more self-sufficient and interconnected within the community. This is the 21st year of the partnership.
MTC student Amity Hoffman, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, is working on a documentary about the Loveland Players and its impact on the students and the community. She and classmates Jason Boone and Zach Richey have been following the Loveland Players’ journey since October 2015, when the group began rehearsing for this year’s production.
Four of the five students will be competing at the SkillsUSA National Championships later this month; they were gold medalists at the state level.
MTC’s Digital Video Production career certificate program prepares students for initial employment as production assistants, audio/video equipment technicians, video/TV camera operators, video editors, multi-media artists/ animators and broadcast technicians.
During the one-year program, students learn the latest techniques in the production of digital video including special effects, compositing, scripting, lighting, camera operation, electronic news gathering, field/studio production and video editing. Graduates are prepared to earn Adobe Premiere Pro Certification. For more information, contact instructor Bob Burwell, firstname.lastname@example.org.