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NPCC Film Group Slates New Film



Jill Johnson

Director of Community Relations                                              

February 28, 2014



NPCC Film Group Slates New Film

NPCC Film GroupThe National Park Community College Film Group, an extracurricular organization comprised of students and staff as well as local community members, is filming its first movie of the new year. The film has the working title "The Forest Road", and is, according to Richard Browne, the group's sponsor, a fantasy involving a lonely traveler, masked bandits that speak in rhyme, and a beautiful Witch of the Wood.

Browne stated that the short film is a training exercise for the group, allowing them to learn the proper methods of film production, set routine, and post production editing and color grading among other skills.

The Film Group works with large sensor digital film cameras using cinema lenses, steadicam, a dolly and

NPCC Film Group

 track system, and a remote jib-crane camera system. "We work with a slightly reduced scale of equipment compared to a major motion picture," Browne said, "but we follow the same procedures, and our results are viewed in 1080 resolution high definition images."

In addition to learning camera, sound operation, and editing; members also work with costume, make up, hair, property and set design, graphic design, special effects, and score composition.

Along with several short movies planned by individual group members, the entire Film Group is starting preproduction for a longer film set in a remote Arkansas town in the 1890's that will require a great deal of location shooting and a long list of period costumes. Asked about actors for this forthcoming film, Browne replied, "We will also be contacting the community in our search for actors. We can't offer them a salary, but we will feed them on set, give them a DVD of the finished movie, and, hopefully, give them the enjoyable experience that is the reason for making movies in the first place."

 "The Forest Road" and other new films by the Film Group will be shown at the group's campus film festival in May, 2015.