The winners of the annual SkillsUSA Championships in Digital Cinema Production (formerly Video Product Development)
“Cory and Michael are well on their way to becoming accomplished filmmakers,”
SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education. It sponsors the SkillsUSA Championships annually to recognize the achievements of career and technical education students and to encourage them to strive for excellence and pride in their chosen occupations.
The contests are planned by technical committees made up of representatives of labor and management and are designed to test the skills needed for a successful performance in given occupational fields. Safety practices and procedures - an area of great concern to labor and management alike - are judged and graded and constitute a portion of a contestant’s score. For a video glimpse of the excitement at SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference this year, visit:http://tinyurl.com/
The Digital Cinema Production competition evaluates a competitor’s preparation for employment and recognizes outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in cinematography and short film production. The contest includes a written exam, a storyboard assignment, an interview, and a short video that will be filmed and edited on site.
The national technical committee for Digital Cinema Production is Chair Keith Emmerich, Academy for Media Production (Pa.); Hope Krosskove, Hope Krosskove Productions (N.J.); and, Michael Schweisheimer, Primitive World Productions (Pa.).
A national education team assists the national technical committee. Members include Adam Frank, Frederick County Career and Technology Center (Md.) and Troy Selfridge, Yakima Professional Development Center (Wash.).