Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Five Saddleback College student finalists for the CBI College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Awards were recognized during the 2011 National Student Media Convention in Orlando, Florida held on October 26-30, 2011. More than 650 entries were received with 40 stations or classes represented among the finalists.
(L-R) Zac Rodriguez, Debra Hill, Ryan Rodriguez, Kelly Jones and Larissa Garrett
Photographer: Jennie McCue
For more than 20 years, the Cinema/Television/Radio Department (CTVR) at Saddleback College has been known for giving students hands-on experience. This means students design their film, shoot it, and you edit it. CTVR always puts the concept of bringing the “real world” into the classroom as a priority. Shooting on the latest technology including Red Digital Cinema and Final Cut Pro 7 HD, Saddleback offers the full set of filmmaking tools such as dollys, steadicams, and industry standard lighting, camera, and audio packages. The department’s productions each year are featured in the Newport Beach Film Festival and students constantly transfer to the top university film schools or they are placed in desirable internships and jobs. Saddleback’s CTVR Department is offering courses designed to help students succeed in the field, including outstanding 1 to 2 day workshops for students who want to specialize in a specific area of filmmaking. CTVR continues to teach the approach of concept to final edit in terms of visual storytelling, aesthetics, composition, directing, producing, cinematography, lighting, audio and editing. CTVR is an elite film school at Saddleback College and was featured in Movie Maker Magazine this year