Lawrence Tech film students gain experience over the summer
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Five Lawrence Tech media communication students are pursuing their interest in film production over the summer through internships and video competitions.
Angelina Card submitted a short experimental film to the Moving Media Film festival hosted by Wayne State University. Her short film, “The Visual Memoirs of a Dark Caterpillar,” (link) was screened at the festival and won first place in the experimental category. This accomplishment led to an invitation to submit the film to the Blue Water Film Festival in Port Huron
Jeff Wolka, Scott Maiale, and Kat and Leah Ruff of Lawrence Tech-based T-130 Productions competed in the Detroit-Windsor 48-hour film challenge in June for creating videos between four and eight minutes in length with required elements. To view the T-130 Productions entry, “In Real Terms,” see (link).
Card, who is a secretary in the Department of Engineering Technology at Lawrence Tech, also entered that competition with “The Black Hole Revelation.” Bridgett Bailiff, a secretary in the Department of Civil Engineering, appears in the film and helped with the audio tracks.
“Although neither team won in the 48-hour challenge, I think that our work really showcased the talent of the Media Communication students at LTU,” Card said. “These film competitions are networking opportunities that can segue into job opportunities.”
This summer Kat Ruff and Wolka have internships with Santa Stash, LLC, and have been working on a major Hollywood movie production.
“I transferred from Macomb Community College and I’m already doing a lot of film work in my first semester here at Lawrence Tech,” Wolka said.
During the past academic year, these and other media communication students worked on a series of videos about Lawrence Tech at this (link).