I visited one of the classes last Thursday evening titled, THEA 236, Media Production I. Students enrolled in this class receive 3 credit hours for writing, producing, and directing a short narrative or television program.
In this intensive classroom project, taught by, local celebrity
Mr. Landry could not be in class that evening, but he turned the class over to two local personalities with a wealth of television and movie making experience.
Andy Garrett, station manager of Channel 95 in
Andy often has to be fleet of foot to cover all the events at Anderson County Schools, city meetings, and to keep the screen from going black at Channel 95. I was impressed with all the hats Andy has to wear, and all the equipment he has to program and manage to keep that from happening. Andy has been the station manager since 2008.
Brooks, of course, is a wealth of information when it comes to movie/commercial making, editing, writing, and producing. He has been in the business since 2004.
Brooks was born here in
Since college, Brooks has written and directed several commercials and short films, including his award-winning short comedy, "Minor Mutants". He also wrote, produced, and directed his award winning feature thriller, "Point of Fear".
Brooks and his wife,
Andy and Brooks, along with a couple of others, recently outlined the equipment that a television, radio, and sound studio would need in order to provide a state of the art experience for the students of Roane State involved in the “Theatre” curriculum. Their expertise in this area has been invaluable to the success of the Princess dream!
These “theatre” classes are just a small glimpse into what
What gets me excited is all the entertainment it will bring to
Students of the arts, and their dreams, will come to
There are other media production schools in the