February 25, 2013

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Mass Media Faculty to Compete in 48-Hour Film Event at VSU

VALDOSTA — At 6 p.m. on Friday, March 1, six Valdosta State University Mass Media faculty members will be given a prop, a character, a line of dialogue, and 48 hours to write, shoot, direct, and edit a four-to-seven-minute film.

Frank Barnas, Marie Elliott, Talley Mulligan, Jason Brown, Colin Walker, and Mike Savoie, who also serves as interim dean of the Honors College, will use the limited resources available to them on campus during the 48-Hour Film Competition; their students will serve as their cast and crew. They will be able to complete the project at any location available to them, on or off campus.

“There won’t be a lot of sleep in those 48 hours as we begin writing at 7 p.m. on Friday and the final film has to be edited, finished, and exported to DVD by 7 p.m. on Sunday,” said Elliott, an assistant professor of Mass Media at VSU. “It’s going to be so much fun.”

Guest judges will determine the winner of the 48-Hour Film Competition during a screening at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, in the Psychology Building Auditorium, Room 1204. The public is invited to attend.

Contact Marie M. Elliott at mmelliott@valdosta.edu or (229) 249-4876 to learn more.

Valdosta State University’s 2013-2019 Strategic Plan represents a renewal of energy and commitment to the foundational principles for comprehensive institutions.

Implementation of the plan’s five goals, along with their accompanying objectives and strategies, supports VSU’s institutional mission and the University System of Georgia’s mission for comprehensive universities.

The story above demonstrates VSU's commitment to meeting the following goals:

Goal 1: Recruit, retain, and graduate a quality, diverse student population and prepare students for roles as leaders in a global society.

Goal 3: Promote student, employee, alumni, retiree, and community engagement in our mission.

Goal 4: Foster an environment of creativity and scholarship.

Goal 5: Develop and enhance Valdosta State’s human and physical resources.

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