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Aspiring Film Makers at Volunteer State Make Big Strides

Last updated on October 9, 2020

Captain D’s in Gallatin, Tennessee. Picture provided by Gallatin News.

By Madison West

Aspiring filmmakers Dalton Turner and Landon Hatch began a paid internship with Captain D’s Seafood in the Spring but got side-lined due to the COVID-19 crisis, said Steve Bishir, Director of the Entertainment Media Production Program at Volunteer State Community College.

 According to Vol State’s website, Bishir is a five-time Grammy award winner and has mixed more than 120 number-one singles in audio production.

Turner and Hatch finished the project strong and are two more Vol State Entertainment Media Production Program students to be proud of, Bishir said.

“Dalton and Landon produced a full slate of corporate videos trying to capture the spirit and company culture at Captain D’s as well as a number of video job descriptions for their intranet and social media platforms,” said Michael Dove, Instructor of Video in EMP at Vol State.

 Filming took place at our local Captain D’s in Gallatin, Tennessee, our students conducted interviews with local employees and area directors from across the country and filmed B-roll in and around the store continued Dove.

“The Entertainment Media Production Program has a mission to provide students in the various pathways the training they need to enter the workplace after graduation,” says Bishir.

“You can see their very fine work soon for yourself on Captain D’s social media platforms,” Dove said

Bishir noted that there are five pathways offered by Vol State: Audio Production, Video Production, Web and Multimedia, Music Business  and the newest pathway added, Digital Radio Media.

Bishir continued to say that the latest pathway is crafted for students who want to make a living as a voiceover artist, newscaster, or YouTube personality.

 According to the Vol State website, there is also a University Parallel A.S. degree concentration in Recording Industry Management to serve students who are preparing to transfer to a B.A. program.


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