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Multimedia Production Program Students Attend Lexington Comic Convention



Apr 20, 2015

Students in the multimedia production program (formerly radio and television broadcasting program) at the Lexington Campus recently had a chance to attend the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention as working media after obtaining press passes for the event. The convention, which is held annually in downtown Lexington, features actors, celebrities, and other professionals who work in the television and movie industry. 

During the event, the students got a chance to practice their interviewing techniques while talking with actor Verne Troyer, known for his role as Mini-Me from the Austin Powers movies.   Academy Award nominated actor Eric Roberts gave them advice on how to succeed in the movie industry, and they also met WWE legend Ted DiBiase, “The Million Dollar Man,” who discussed how WWE wrestlers really do get injured during their performances. In addition, the students watched as a professional Adobe Photoshop expert worked his magic to create fantastic scenes. 

“The comic convention was amazing. I couldn’t believe all the work that goes into movies and television shows,” said student Steven Damron.  “It really opened my eyes. This is what I want to do with the skills I’m getting from American National University.”

”This was a great way for students to make contacts with people in the media industry,” added multimedia program director Bill Gray. “We learned so much about the video and photo effects that television and movies use.” 

A- Student Steven Damron (left) improvised a movie scene with an actor dressed as Batman.

B- Students in the multimedia production program at the Lexington Campus got the chance to interview actor Verne Troyer at the comic convention.

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