Talented Professionals Bring Expertise to Video Classes

From the hobbyist who enjoys making home movies with piazza to the student who has a real desire to start a career in the visual communication business, Lone Star College-Kingwood has nabbed three creative and talented professionals to share their expertise with students.

The three classes that will be offered this spring through the Visual Communications Program and taught by these talented individuals are TV Field Production, Digital Video and Computers for Video Production.  All the classes are offered for credit or may be taken through the continuing education department.

TV Field Production, taught by Isaac Garza, will cover the basics of video production, lighting and camera with emphasis in an outdoor setting.  Garza is owner of Scorpion Productions, a local company that works on cinematography for film, television and video.

The Digital Video class will be taught by Russ Armstrong, an award winning screenwriter who holds a masters degree from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.  He has worked in the film industry for the past twenty years.  Students will be introduced to AVID Xpress and acquire the beginning skill set for editing video.  Emphasis will be given to storytelling and editing.

Students in Computers for Video Production will use the program, After Effects to design motion graphics for video.  This class is taught by Shawn G. Sedoff, owner of SGS Creative.  Sedoff brings more than 15 years experience to the classroom.  He works with top producers and studios creating movie trailers, infomercials, and more.

"The Visual Communication program is excited to have these three outstanding professionals teaching within our program, as they bring to their classroom a broad range of experiences and knowledge, including their experiences working with some of Hollywood's stars, movies, music, videos, and even commercials," says Lone Star College-Kingwood Professor Donna Monteferante Johnson.

Today, visual communication can be seen everywhere.  The use of multi-media, video, computer graphics and 3D animation is evident on websites, commercials, office presentations and even in church services.   New college graduates will be able to apply their skills in these places and beyond.

At Lone Star College-Kingwood, individuals may pursue an AAS degree in visual communication or choose from several certificate programs, including: graphic design, motion graphics, video and post-production, multimedia design, 3D animation and web design.

For more information on any these programs contact Donna Monteferante Johnson at 281-312-1426 or email donna.monteferante@lonestar.edu.

Lone Star College-Kingwood will hold a Technology Night on Jan. 9, 2008 to showcase its programs, with presentations on many topics, including Webpage creation, computer viruses and game design.

Registration for the spring semester is going on now.  Students can register in one of three ways: phone, online or on campus.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register online at kingwood.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at http://kingwood.lonestar.edu/.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit www.lonestar.edu.