Sunday, January 29, 2012

Bands Rock the Underground in January

Last Friday, DSU Live hosted three intense rock bands from areas of North and South Dakota.  These bands included I, Apparatus, Victor Shores, and No Parking on the Bridge.  In addition to hosting the performance, the students are working on producing a 4-camera HD video shoot.  Student Luke Arens set up a shot from a unique angle in the rafters and was able to control the camera via an ethernet connection to his laptop.

Fans at the show were impressed by the non-stop energy from the bands.  Despite playing music from a similar genre, each group had a unique sound to keep the intensity high throughout the evening.  It was an exciting first showcase of the semester!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dust of War trailer debuts

During Summer 2011, the movie Dust of War was filmed near western South Dakota.  The film features several big screen veterans including Tony Todd, who has played roles in a number of films and television productions, and Doug Jones, who has also played a number of roles including that of "Pan" in the film, Pan's Labrynth.
Several DSU students assisted on the production crew of this film, including audio production student Mitch Williams, and digital arts students Carrie Aus and Donna Rice.  The DSU theatre instructor, Kelly MacLeod, was also a key member of the production crew.

The film is set for release within the next several months, and the trailer was just recently debuted.  We are hugely excited to have a connection with what looks to be a phenomenal movie production.