Thursday, October 16, 2014

Loss of Former TTC Film Student Inspires Events

Sarah Jones, a 27-year old camera assistant, was tragically killed last February by a freight train while filming a movie in southeast Georgia. Since then, many friends and colleagues of Jones, a former TTC student, have spoken out about the safety issues surrounding the film industry. 

Film Veteran Presented Workshop in Honor of Sarah Jones

Douglas C. Hart, a respected camera technician in the film industry, agrees that safety on film sets must be improved.  

Hart presented a a free public workshop at Trident Tech last month. He literally wrote the book on working as a camera assistant. His textbook, “The Camera Assistant: A Complete Professional Handbook,” is used by film students at Trident Tech and at other colleges around the country.

In a meeting with TTC film students and in the workshop, Hart focused on safety as well as many other aspects of working in the industry, including camera mechanics, on-set procedures, lenses and filters, and screen tests.

To read more about Doug’s visit to campus visit the Post and Courier and WCIV websites.

Celebrating Sarah

On  Saturday, Nov. 8, the Charleston International Film Festival and South Carolina Film Council will be hosting an event to honor the memory of Sarah Jones.

Celebrating Sarah will be held 3-6 pm at Prohibition on the 8th.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and includes two drink vouchers and heavy appetizers.

Event proceeds will fund a film scholarship at TTC.  

1 comment:

  1. Please commit now to the Sarah Jones event! Sarah is greatly missed, and left an impact not only on the local community, but the whole entertainment industry coast to coast. Join us and local celebrities, challenge your friends, post and share on social media, and do your best to attend and help raise safety awareness and equipment to prevent future tragedies like this from occurring. Sincere Thanks.