CCM – Los Angeles Professional Encounter – June 2014 
CCM – Los Angeles Professional Encounter – June 2014

The Center for Creative Media just took an amazing trip to the epicenter of Film/Television production.

A key component to the entire CCM experience is the professionals who are experts in their areas, presently working in Hollywood, New York, and other media centers, who train and raise up our interns with information and trade knowledge that could never be found in a book or a classroom.

Cinematographers, Writers, Make up Artists, Actors, Lighting Directors, Executives… All of them key professionals who are currently working in the business take time from their gigs to come spend time with CCM interns. Being developed by someone telling you how to do what they do, and how to get into the business doing what they do, is invaluable inside information that you can only get in an experience like the one provided by CCM.

Here are highlights from the trip:

Dreams are made here. Vision comes to life!

Editor / Artist @aaronvanden. Just landed a new series… Livin’ the dream in L.A. !! Great to catch up with him!

Motion GFX Artist: Simon Stutts. Just wrapped a long-term Web Series. Great reconnecting with him in the city of the Angeles!!

On the set of a sitcom @ Warners Bros

Director of Photography: Eric Mackintosh. DP’ing series, Commercials, Live Events & Specials… This NC native and CCM grad is making it happen in L.A. So good to see him again. Thanks for pouring in to the current CCM’ers!

Executive Pastor in Training – Reality L. A. Church: In charge of production at a large church in a major city. Also, is part of an outstanding ministry to people in the entertainment business. Took time to share with current CCM’ers about keeping priorities straight when working in the hectic world of Film & TV

Actors / Stuntmen : Doc Duhame (Ellis Brittle – Django Unchained) and Zack Duhame (Captain America – Winter Soldier), and family to @andrewahummel shared inside stories and experience with CCM. These guys are amazing!!!

Warner Bros. – BATMAN

Dreams – Vision – Prayer @ the Hollywood Sign

Make-Up training with @1kendrarichards – Great Friend! Amazing Artist! Thanks for sharing what you know with CCM!!

Editor: Michael Priebe. Working with a major production company that provides programming for all the major Networks. He’s an amazing networker & mentor to CCM’ers & Alum in L.A

CCM Alum : Nicole (Annable) & Broc Christian. 1 of 11 married couples who met @ CCM. These 2 now call L.A. Home. So good seeing you guys again!!

Recent CCM Grad: Margo Kittok is making inroads into L.A. production. She’s already worked on several shows during her first few months in town. Keep working it Margo!!

Retreat to Mammoth Lakes. Worship @ Minaret Vista. Recognizing the magnitude of Jesus.

More Worship @ Minaret Vista

CCM Alum: Spencer Myers is tearing it up in GFX Design, Radio Broadcast, & Live Production in beautiful Mammoth Lakes, CA!! And… He’s on the verge of a really huge gig we can’t talk about yet. Oh yeah… He’s newly engaged!! Proud of you man!

Director of Photography Drew Thomas (@yayforstuff) gives hands on training to CCM

Jib & Steadi-Cam Operator: Kirk Fletcher. He mans specialty cameras & rigs for sitcoms like How I Met Your Mother and the Oscars & the Golden Globes. And, he shared his infectious work ethic and commitment with current CCM’ers during this professional encounter.

CCM Grads & Hollywood Professionals Eric Mackintosh & Kirk Fletcher share their knowledge & wisdom with current CCM’ers. “Fear is NEVER productive!”

On the FRIENDS

On the set of SULLIVAN & SON

Adriana Perez is giving it everything she’s got networking with some of Hollywood’s most powerful families.

Digital Media Manager: George Ballenger. Spent 4 months last summer working on Michael Mann’s next movie in Southeast Asia . He stopped by to meet with some of the current CCM’ers. Thanks George!

Writer/Producer/Animation Executive – Jeff Holder pours in decades of experience in CCM’ers

Reality L.A.: PRIORITIES

1) Your Relationship with Jesus

2) Family

3) Work

4) Ministry

Mammoth Lakes Retreat!!

Warner Bros. Studios!

The CCM L.A. Professional Encounter — An outstanding experience, that now gets put to use!!

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