Livonia, Michigan (PressExposure) September 17, 2009 -- The Urban Film Institute will be conducting classes at two Detroit College campus locations: Eastern Michigan University Campus (Detroit Campus), 18100 Meyers Rd., Detroit, MI 48235; and, Marygrove College, 8425 McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221.
Marygrove College Pre-Registration and Casting Call
The BBC Urban Film Institute will initiate pre-registration for classes at Marygrove College in Detroit. The pre-registration will be accompanied with a Casting Call for 3 Movies, and 2 Television Productions.
The classwork is presented by industry professional and native Detroiter, Philip (Kojo) Vaden. "The purpose of this class is to train students in production assisting so that they can obtain entry-level jobs in the growing film industry here in Michigan," explained Vaden. The eight-week course offers a wide variety of creative and technology-based programming.
Casting Call for 3 Movies, and 2 Television Productions
"We're kicking off with a casting call for three movies and three television shows," says co-founder, Weldon Hullett. "We're looking for talent in all fields: singers, dancers, writers, seamstresses, and cooks. Whatever your passion is come and get involved. Our staff members will help you develop your skills to film and television standards."
The BBC Urban Film Institute provides instruction on story development, digital camera operation, video editing, lighting, sound recording, and production management. By the end of the course students will have produced one documentary film. Equipment and study materials are provided.
Digital technology plays an increasingly influential role in the world and the BBC Urban Film Institute believes young people must be media literate if they are to achieve success in today's competitive global marketplace. The BBC Urban Film Institute seeks to narrow the digital divide in lower income communities by increasing access to the art and technology of film making.
On the Job Professional Training
The eight week course begins Saturday, September 19 and will teach production assistant terminology and etiquette and prepare students to work in the film and television industry. "The difference between this program and others is that our students will be working on actual programs with professionals in the industry," said co-founder and CEO, Phillip (Kojo) Vaden.
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