Why Choose Videography Production A.A.S. Degree at CLC?
• Strong program related career placement in a thriving industry.
• Feature high-definition broadcast quality equipment used by professionals in the industry.
• Corporate connections with Target Corp, KARE 11, Lindner Media productions, Babe Winkleman Productions, WDIO TV Duluth
• Brainerd Bureau for Kare 11 News
• Studio team for Lakeland Public Television “Currents” Program
• Our instructor has a variety of video/TV industry experience
About the Program
Shoot, write, edit, produce – these are the foundations for all video and film production. They are the focus of the Videography Production A.A.S. and Diploma Program at Central Lakes College. This program’s greatest strength is the unique curriculum we developed from the beginning. It has been continually revised, but the core has proven to be effective at educating students in the ways of production. With extensive backgrounds in video production, we have a laser-like understanding of the occupational and life skills necessary for employment. Our graduates are proving to be extremely marketable and in demand.
Videography is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing career choices in the 21st century. With the explosion of cable networks, web-casting and video corporate communications, this field is expected to experience steady, long-term growth.
Mark Ambroz is a television producer specializing in corporate communications, commercials and documentary programming. He is owner of One Guy Short Productions in Brainerd, Minnesota. His 25 years in production include 11 years at KARE 11 in Minneapolis, 7 years at Babe Winkelman Productions and 6 years as producer for Gander Mountain’s “We Live Outdoors” television series. His client list includes Federal Ammunition, Bemidji State University, Lindner Media Productions, Seven Clans Casino and Mills Fleet Farm. He believes that the key to successful production is a broad understanding of the entire video workflow. Email Mark for more information
Leon Dahlvang graduated from Staples Technical College and became a teaching assistant in the Computer Graphics department from 1985-89. He then worked at Connecting Point Computer Center/EdTech as a telephone support specialist for the graphics industry. He assisted in designs of brochures other promotional pieces for retail and education clients. In 1992, Leon was hired as a design/support person for the graphic design department at the Print House in Willmar, MN. Leon returned to teaching at Central Lakes College in 1996 and has enjoyed teaching students using technology for the creative marketplace.
Email Leon for more information
Duluth, Minnesota – 2nd-year student in Videography
I am currently a student finishing up his last semester in the Videography Program at Central Lakes College. There are many good things to say about the program at CLC. It covers every aspect in video production; from camera work, to sound, to even creating your own graphics for your videos. It offers a wide selection of high-end, professional production equipment (from a dozen video cameras, to a full studio with green- screen) for students to use on their projects and videos while enrolled. The teachers and staff at CLC are always willing to help and genuinely want you to succeed in the future. But my favorite thing about the program here at CLC was the hands-on approach, this gave me real experience into what being a television producer will be like and it’s the best way to prepare for the work industry.
Lindner Media Productions
I’d like to take a minute to express my satisfaction with the Videography program at Central Lakes College. We have brought on two graduates to work with us over the last two years. Both are outstanding. They displayed the editing and general digital skills we needed. What impressed me even more than their competency though was their ability to troubleshoot. This is an integral part of any working day. Both showed an ease with new concepts, a collaborative ability to think through issues and in the end, came up with some workable solutions to get a professional product made.
On a personal note, they are fun to work alongside and I consider them both friends today. Kudos for the education and the real world intangibles taught in the Videography program at CLC that led to our good experience.
Bemidji, Minnesota. Recent graduate of the Videography. He currently works as a full-time editor at Music General in Brainerd, Minnesota.
The CLC Videography program helped me grow from an amateur filmmaker to someone who’s working full-time in the industry. I will always be happy with the decision I made to attend a 2-year program that put a camera in my hands on the very first day.