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Black Glasses Highlights Student Filmmakers

April 21, 2010

News - Black Glasses Highlights Student Filmmakers 10.04.21

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Filmmakers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, creators of such movies as "3:10 To Yuma" and "Wanted" were once aspiring artists on the Baylor campus before hitting the big-time. And for the past decade, aspiring Haas' and Brandt's following them at Baylor have shown their work to fellow students, faculty and family at "Black Glasses," a showcase for students to display their work. This year, they're opening it up to the community at the Hippodrome Friday night. Dr. Jim Kendrick of Baylor's Film and Digital Media Department.

Says Dr. Kendrick, attendees will have an opportunity to see a wide array of works from students who cover the whole spectrum of genres.

Viewers can expect the film festival to last about 3 hours, with other events including a chance for audience input taking place.

For the students, it's a great opportunity to have their works viewed, critiqued, and honored by a wider audience. For the proud Film and Digital Media professors, it's a chance to show the tangible results of the hard work put in by teacher and student. Attendees may even get to see a future big name and say they saw them "back when." Dr. Kendrick also says that holding the event at the Hippodrome is an exciting way to tie in to the greater community outside the Baylor campus.

Black Glasses takes place this Friday night beginning at 7 p.m. Ticket information is available online and through the Waco Performing Arts Company. For KWBU News, I'm Derek Smith.



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