Acting out

Cinematic Arts holds auditions The Cinematic Arts Department will be hosting its third annual film casting call Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Auditions will be held across from the LaHaye Ice Center near the main “Liberty University” sign, according to James Croushorn, a graduate assistant for …

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Premieres draw crowd

ACTIon — The Zaki Gordon Cinematic Arts Center’s premiere gave students the opportunity to watch three unseen movies. photo credit: Alanna Mitchell

Cinematic Arts unveils three never-before-seen films A long line snaked through the lobby of Cinemark Movies 10 Friday, Aug. 29 as an excited audience of Liberty students and Lynchburg locals queued up, ready to screen a pair of unreleased films. The event was hosted by the Zaki Gordon Center’s Cinematic …

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Film students see success

ACTION — Students set up equipment for filming. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Cinematic Arts graduates first class A landmark in Liberty University’s history will be made this May as 32 students will graduate as the first class of the Cinematic Arts department. The program has come a long way since it launched in the fall of 2012. According to Stephen Schultze, executive …

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Cinematic Arts program expands

EDUCATION— Caleb Fogleman (far left) and other students learn principles of film production in a classroom setting with state-of-the-art production equipment. Photo credit: Dale Courty II

The Zaki Gordon Center for Cinematic Arts kicked off with its first introductory classes in 2012. This year, the program continues to expand as students gain experience and opportunities in the world of filmmaking, according to Scotty Curlee, an assistant professor of cinematic arts. “When Christians abdicated their cultural voice …

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Cinematic Arts joins EchoLight Studios

Studio — A Cinematic Arts student works with a professional camera in one of the school’s production studios. Photo credit: Lauren Adriance

The Cinematic Arts department at Liberty University recently formed an agreement with EchoLight Studios, a major force in the Christian film-making industry, which will allow students to gain real world experience in the world of cinema.

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Cinematic arts program takes flight

Film school — Liberty has opened new classrooms with the newest cinematic arts technology. Photo credit: Michael Johnson

The late Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. always said that if it’s Christian, it should be better, and the school board here at Liberty University has taken that to heart. In May 2011, Liberty announced plans for adding a film school to the Communication Studies department, giving students interested in storytelling …

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