Thursday, February 3, 2011

Congrats to Media Arts students

At the end of the fall semester, Dr. JC Barone, Assistant Professor of Communication, and three of his COM 394 students (Tyler Leavens, Dennis Poulter, and Ryan Dempsey) provided video production talent for  Danbury Children First fundraising event at the Palace Theatre in downtown Danbury.  For the fundraiser, as Dr. Barone reports, the WestConn team "shot and projected an image of a live performance by Tony DeBlois in front of an audience at the Palace [...], showing close up of his extraordinary piano concert."

In a letter, Barry Finch, a Danbury Children First board member, praised the WestConn production team for their outstanding work:  "From patching your cameras to the Palace Danbury's projection system to the extraordinary camera work and from setting up the sound system, sound check and operation of the sound board to the orchestration of 3 camera angles on the screen behind Tony was brilliant beyond all my expectations. Frankly, I had no idea how highly trained Communications students can be and was more than delighted at the outcome."

Good work!