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Lights, camera, action

071405filmworkshop1_dl.jpg“Lights, camera, action,” are words that have been heard around the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University this summer. 071405filmworkshop2_dl.jpgBill Pivetta, owner of First Avenue Films, and professor emeritus Frank Mohler taught a three-week film and video workshop on campus. First Avenue Films provides production support for independent films and commercials. Pivetta will also teach a narrative film and video production class fall semester.071405filmworkshop3_dl.jpg


First Picture Caption: Pivetta helps students learn outdoor lighting and filming techniques.Second Picture Caption: Pivetta helps students adjust a light for an outdoor film project.

Third Picture Caption: Eric Faust, left, and Mohler edit film on a Steenbeck flatbed editing console. “Film editing technology has changed, but the basic principles are the same and getting acquainted with traditional techniques and terminology helps students understand today’s tools,” Pivetta said.

(Photos One and Two by Frank Mohler. Photo Three by University Photographer Mike Rominger)