BCTC Filmmaking Graduate Worked Oscar Winning Hugo

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

The BCTC program really showed me that I wanted to pursue filmmaking and take the next step. The master class instructors were pivotal in my learning about light and camera. Im fortunate to have met them and maintain those relationships today, Lloyd said. He has now moved to Los Angeles, joined the International Cinematographers Guild and is currently working as director of photography on his first feature, starring Danny Glover.

BCTC has had many Filmmaking graduates continue his or her education at prestigious cinematography and film production universities all over the U.S. The Filmmaking Certificate Program at BCTC is a unique, hands-on, one-semester program covering all aspects of film production from script to screen. Industry professionals from Hollywood, New York and the Midwest teach the course in Lexington, Kentucky. For more information, contact Arthur Rouse at abr@veslex.com.