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North Lake Student Films to be Shown at Mockingbird Station

Free 7 p.m. screening open to the public

IRVING, Texas- The North Lake15th Annual NLC Video Showcase Poster College (NLC) Video Showcase will be held Thursday, May 15, from 7-10 p.m. in the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station. Now in its 15th year, the event will feature a variety of new student work, including documentaries, short films, news packages, commercials, music videos, 3D animation, and motion graphics. Entrance is free and open to the public.
The screening will highlight art from each of North Lake’s video classes− from first-year studio productions to more developed, short films. Andy Chiles, Juried Panelist and Coordinator of the Video Technology program at North Lake, believes it is important for students to share their art with the community. “It’s one thing to look at your film on a tiny display,” says Chiles. “It’s an entirely different thing to see it projected on the big screen.”
For North Lake student Phillip Martin Anderson, this is his second time sharing his work in the Video Showcase. He plans to invite friends and family, find a good seat, and eat too much popcorn. “I’ve always loved films," explains Anderson, who previously worked at the Angelika. “I produce work for myself…but it’s also interesting to see audience reactions.” Anderson began his studies with the goal of becoming a software engineer. Today his passion and focus is video. He plans to finish his associate degree at North Lake and transfer to a four-year university, such as University of Texas or University of Washington.
Many North Lake animation students are also looking forward to the showcase. For them, a few short minutes on the big screen often takes the entire semester to produce. “If you’re an animation student you’re truly a one-man band,” explains faculty member Dane Sigua. “Animation students have to learn camera angles, movement for animation, and even lighting. The production process is complex, so bringing everything together and seeing it on the big screen is priceless.”
North Lake College has built a reputation as one of the top schools for technical arts education in DFW. The college’s video students have won numerous local and national film awards and competitions including the 24-Hour Video Race, Hollywood College Academy Awards, and Dallas International Film Festival “Light Up The Red Carpet” contest. Last month the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association awarded North Lake students Chris Glasse, Raymon Montoya, Gary Kuneman, and Matt Hibbard third place awards in Television in the 2014 TIPA “Previously Published/Broadcast Contest.”
For more information about Arts & Technology at North Lake College, call 972-273-3540 or visit The Angelika Film Center is located at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX.
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