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Longleaf Film Festival

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The Photography Program at Randolph Community College was well represented on Friday night at the Longleaf Film Festival at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. The event was held outdoors under the stars on the Bicentennial Plaza in front of the museum.

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Photojournalism students taught by Jay Capers and Khadejeh Nikouyeh produced an 18 minute documentary video entitled “Blue and Gold Marching Machine” that features the musicians and dancers of the North Carolina A&T State University’s marching band, now in their 100th year.

RCC photography graduate, Griffin Hart Davis, presented his 10 minute narrative short film entitled “Fall of the Matador” that depicts a matador who struggles with his emotional and spiritual existence as he practices his craft of bullfighting. Another RCC photography graduate, Eric Waters, was among those who assisted Griffin with the project.

These two films with Randolph Community College connections are among 59 juried films that were included in the 2019 Official Selections for the Longleaf Film Festival.

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Signing the commemorative filmmakers poster

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Taking questions after the viewing.

Documentary selected for film festival

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The Photojournalism class documentary, “Blue & Gold Marching Machine” on the A&T marching band is an official selection for the 2019 Longleaf Film Festival in Raleigh on May 10 and 11. Our film will be shown on Friday night, May 10, at 8:30pm

Photojournalism Documentary Selected for Film Festival

Photos in Colorado

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Bicycle racers crisscross North Carolina from September to January racing bikes in a sport known as Cyclo-Cross. Originating in France in the early 1900s, racers compete on a short course, with multiple laps through parks, fields, woods, mud, rain and snow.

The class used Nikon and Canon dSLR cameras, Sony mirrorless cameras, Canon cinema cameras, GoPro point of view cameras, a drone and even an iPhone to capture the action.

Louie Palu visits RCC

(Photo by Jay Capers)

Louie Palu, an award winning documentary photographer and filmmaker, known for his work examining social political issues such as human rights, conflict and poverty.

 

(Photo by Jay Capers)

Palu showed his latest documentary, “Road Through War” a road trip along the frontlines of the war in Ukraine, and talked to the Photojournalism class and first year students about looking at old ideas in a new way, story telling and preparing for reportage in dangerous environments.