BCTC Film Students Learn from Industry Professionals at Scarefest Event in Lexington


Students in BCTC's Digital Cinematic Arts Associate in Fine Arts program and Film Studies - Script to Screen certificate program had the opportunity to attend panels with nationally known members of the film industry last weekend at Lexington's Scarefest.

It's such an amazing experience for our student to meet with and film some of horror's legendary filmmakers and creators at Scarefest. "We didn't know what to expect when we were asked to film the event, but it opened a lot of doors for my students to meet and talk with people who are working in this field and getting a lot of contacts and advice from film professionals," said BCTC Film Studies Coordinator Stephanie Fitch.

Eleven BCTC film students attended film panels and heard from top filmmakers in the horror genre September 11-13 at the Lexington Center.

"As a film student, having the chance to hear from the professionals provided for an exciting and memorable weekend," said Kelly Green, a Script to Screen Certificate student.

They had several opportunities to interact with and learn from film professionals including participating in a question & answer session with legendary "Dawn of the Dead" director George Romero; attending a special effects make-up seminar with special effects artist RJ Haddy, who has competed on SyFy's reality television game show Face Off; and had the opportunity to perform an on-camera interview with Chad Lindburg, an actor who is known for his roles in films such as The Fast and the Furious and on the television show Supernatural.

"The opportunity was a very eye opening experience. It was enlightening to hear how the real world of film works," said Beth Custer, an Digital Cinematic AFA student.