Hooray from Hollywood
BSU students have a history of success at Campus Moviefest. Word has just been received from the final showcase, held in Hollywood, that students Mac Capen and Mike Shanahan, along with alumnus Jim Sass, earned Best 3D Film honors for Prince of Pixel Tower. The winning team received a $2,500 grant to continue making 3D films for Panasonic, one of the event’s sponsors. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for our students and one we should be very proud of,” said Ed Cabellon, director of the RCC, who helps organize the competition on campus.
Viewers of Prince of Pixel Tower may recognize the parking garage where the film is set.
Two other BSU films earned top honors as well. The short titled i4i was top five in the Best Special Effects category and Wishbone landed in the top five for Best Acting.
“Our students represented themselves well in Hollywood again this year, learning from and networking with some of the industry's best,” Mr. Cabellon said.
Organizers of Campus Moviefest bill it as the world’s largest student film festival. According to its website, the festival provides Apple laptops, Panasonic HD camcorders, and training free to students around the globe. Students at participating colleges and universities have one week to create their own short movies, with each school hosting red carpet finales to showcase its top movies. The best of the best moved on to compete against hundreds of other top shorts at Campus MovieFest in Hollywood.
View these films (warning: adult language and content):
Prince of Pixel Tower: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctcfXuYbW9Q
(Story by John Winters, G '11, University Advancement)