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DeSales Film Class to Create “Real World” Film Shoot

by Roseann Damico Schatkowski | Apr 04, 2014

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the freshman TV/Film class at DeSales University will be shooting the independent film, “Storing Treasures,” about a billionaire who is too worried about his wealth here on earth rather than storing up treasures in heaven. The film is written by TV/Film department chair Chuck Gloman and directed by theatre faculty member Anne Lewis.

Wednesday’s “James Bond style” film shoot will focus on the exciting opening shot of a helicopter landing in the grass adjacent to the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts parking lot. The lead actor (theatre faculty member Steven Dennis) and his secretary (theatre freshman Emma Santschi) will disembark from the helicopter, walk over to a Rolls Royce Corniche convertible, and drive away.

“In accordance with the new Hollywood standard of filmmaking, the class will capture this scene using five state-of-the-art cameras,” says Gloman. “Three will be shooting in 1080p and two in 4K. We have the helicopter and Rolls Royce for two hours and will repeat the scene a few times until we have what we want. This is as close as most people get to working on a real set in the Lehigh Valley.” 

The shoot is contingent on the weather and will be postponed in the event of rain or high winds.

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