April 08, 2010
Videographer Jesse Knight presents program on documentary filmmaking April 15

Whether you have a video camera and feel the itch to create a documentary about some aspect of your mountain heritage or are simply intrigued by the documentary process, come to Lees-McRae College on Thursday, April 15, for a program by videographer Jesse Knight. At 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium, he will discuss his work in documentary filmmaking while showing portions of a documentary he is producing on timber frame construction at the John C. Campbell Folk School.

Presented by the John B. Stephenson Center for Appalachia, Knight's program will cover all aspects of documentary filmmaking, using his experience and work. Knight received his MFA in filmmaking from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has taught media arts at the Art Institute of Las Vegas and now teaches in the Communication Arts, and Art and Design majors at Lees-McRae.

In addition to producing his own documentary on timber frame construction at the Campbell Folk School, he is employed by the school to create a promotional video for its world-renowned programs.

"We are privileged to have a practicing filmmaker like Jesse Knight on our faculty, and I anticipate a fascinating evening highlighting his own work, as he discusses the business and artistic challenges of documentary filmmaking," said Dr. Michael Joslin, Director of the Stephenson Center for Appalachia at Lees-McRae College. "Our students look forward to previewing his work, and I think that the local community will also benefit from his firsthand experience in the field."

Jesse Knight's program is free and open to the public. You are invited to attend at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in the Evans Auditorium of the Cannon Student Center of Lees-McRae College. For more information, call Meghan Wright at 898-8729.

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