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BCTC Film making Graduate Worked Oscar Winning HUGO

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

Lexington, KY:

A graduate of the Film making Certificate Program at Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) is making his mark in cinematography. Michael Lloyd, a BCTC graduate in 2009, was in the visual effects department on Martin Scorsese’s HUGO, which won four Academy Awards including cinematography and visual effects. Since graduating from the BCTC Film making Program, Lloyd has completed a Masters Degree in Film and Television at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he received the SCADemy award for Best Cinematography.

According to Lloyd, “The BCTC program really showed me that I wanted to pursue film making and take the next step. The master class instructors were pivotal in my learning about light and camera. I’m fortunate to have met them and maintain those relationships today.” Lloyd has moved to Los Angeles, joined the International Cinematographer’s Guild and is currently working as director of photography on his first feature, starring Danny Glover.

Other BCTC Film making graduates are on the move. Trevor Williams (‘08) graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with an emphasis in cinematography. Gina Willis (‘07) is graduating from the Austin Art Institute, Rosa Paulin (’10) is completing a film degree at Chapman University in LA, Jacob Schmoldt (’08) completed a film degree at the New York Film Academy. Scott Shuffitt, Greg Brock, Michael Goatley and Patti Parsons are all pursuing independent film projects in and out of Kentucky.

The Film making Certificate Program at Bluegrass Community and Technical College is a unique, hands-on, one semester program covering all aspects of film production from script to screen. The course is taught in Lexington, Kentucky by industry professionals from Hollywood, New York and the Midwest. For more information, contact Arthur Rouse at abr@veslex.com.

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