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SUPERIOR - In tonight's College Connection, we take you to the University of Wisconsin Superior where future film makers are learning in a digital world, with the Digital Cinema program.
"I will spend six, seven, eight hours here, and it will feel like a half hour went by," said John Gunnon, a UWS student in the program.
Digital cinema is a modern headline for film making, and UWS proressors say they're on the cutting edge for educating future film makers.
"We really do emphasize the creative process of film- making," said Brent Notbohm, associate professor of media.
Notbohm says students are pressured into a real movie-making experience -- whether it's creating a documentary or a short movie.They come up with the story line, set the lighting, do the interviews, shoot the video and edit the piece to its finally production.
"I always tell people it's always key to realize there's a reason why it takes Hollywood two years to complete a film that's -- in the end -- ...an hour and a half," Notbohm explained.
Jessica Prihoda, who's also a digital cinema student, is getting ready to show off her work at the upcoming UW-Superior Student Film & Video Showcase.
"When you make art, a huge part of it is showing it to people and showing it to your audience," Prihoda said.
It's an experience in front of an audience that Notbohm says is all part of being a determined film maker -- even if Hollywood isn't your thing.
"What you learn about your work when you sort of see it through the eyes of an audience is totally unique and is a lesson that you can't teach in a classroom," Notbohm said.
The Film & Video Showcase is Friday, May
17, 7 p.m., at the Fine Arts Building in UWS.
It’s free to attend and the public is