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Feature Film Production in 4K HD: A Living Arts College First

Roger Klietz and Living Arts College Making History in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 14, 2013

Living Arts College Creative Director Roger Klietz and the Filmmaking program at Living Arts College are just wrapping up casting and preproduction for the College's first full length feature film, The Healer.

Professor Michael Pearce's Production Studio Class sent out casting notices up and down the East Coast, and had a resounding 358 responses. Principal roles were considered in this early phase of the casting process. Out of those potential actors, Mr. Pearce's class organized the responders by who would be the best to call in for each of the eight principal roles.

The students have auditioned over fifty professional actors, from all over the Southeast including Kentucky, Georgia, and Virginia. These potential actors have been featured on such television programs as Under The Dome, Revolution, Eastbound and Down, Sleepy Hollow, and Homeland. Final decisions on actors and talent were made the week of Thanksgiving, in preparation for the College's December and January shooting schedule.

"When I enrolled at Living Arts College it didn't really sink in that I would be working on an actual feature film production ... But now that we are in the middle of production it is SO exciting! It is a lot of hard work but every day is so motivational that I could not imagine ever stopping! I love it here!" - Living Arts College Filmmaking Student

The Audio Production & Design program is also participating in the production of The Healer. The program is providing several students to assist and run the recording of the location audio. To date Professor Craig Brandwynne and his students have been working with the Filmmaking program as to the script layout, shooting dates and scene breakdowns.

The students review the scenes that are going to be shot and plan the recording for each. The equipment needed and challenges faced are based on the location of each scene. Once this is assessed, the students will have a solid idea of what to watch out for to help expedite the workflow. This process is done for each and every scene.

"They have gone through the process of finding locations, casting, scheduling, and designing a feature length film.” -Digital Filmmaking Professor Michael Pearce

Creative Director Roger Klietz has revolutionized the manner in which production is done at the College. This involves a production process with five main phases. The "Pre-Production" is the most time consuming and tedious part of this production process for Audio students. So far several ambient scenes have been shot; Outdoors, natural sounds with just a small bit of dialog. Ramp up to heavy dialog happens in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

"I knew exactly what to do, but this is the first film I've ever done ... Once I saw it up on the screen it was just the biggest reward!" - Living Arts College Filmmaking Student

"The footage thus far looks absolutely gorgeous, as the students work with state of the art equipment to bring this story to life.” -Digital Filmmaking Professor Michael Pearce

It has been a very exciting and educational opportunity for students to meet with a wide range of professionals, as they finally decide who will inhabit the characters they have been developing the last six months. Roger Klietz, Living Arts College and Mr. Pearce's students are on their way. We wish them much success.

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