Northeast Cinema Students On Career Track


Llolanda Hernandez, Reporter

Many young people want to have a shot at filmmaking but just don’t know where to begin. Northeast Community College has a Digital Cinema degree that helps those students learn video production, lighting, and everything it takes to be a filmmaker. Last spring students in that program decided they wanted to be able to make films and video projects outside of class.

Drew Dolezal takes video for a project at the Elkhorn Valley Museum.

“The Digital Cinema club was created so that members of the club could have a network of people to collaborate on projects of their own or on class projects. The club also does work for clients and fundraisers to raise money. The money raised goes back into the club and can be used for things like club trips,” said Drew Dolezal, club president. Any student who is a Digital Cinema major can join the club.

Wausa Q125 DVD interviews
Digital Cinema Club President Drew Dolezal and Northeast Instructor Timothy Miller set up video equipment to interview Anita Banks (l) and Violet Thorell for the Wausa Q125 DVD.

In the Digital Cinema club there will also be hands on projects to get that important feel of the job. “Currently, we are working on a documentary style piece for the city of Wausa. We have been talking with and interviewing some of the older citizens and capturing their experience of what life was like “back in the day” on camera. We will tie these elements together for the people of Wausa into a finished product so they can distribute it on DVD,” says Dolezal.

Josh and Ty
Digital Cinema club members Josh Otis and Ty check their image on a corporate shoot

Students will use some of the money raised from the club to attend The National Association of Broadcasters Convention in the spring 2016. The NAB show is held annually in Las Vegas and displays the latest in broadcast technology. If you are interested in having the Digital Cinema Club produce a video for your organization email them at [email protected]