CCM E-Media will host a debut screening of the documentary film Gold Rush Expedition Race at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 in the MainStreet Cinema of UC’s Tangeman University Center. Admission is free and open to the general public.
The screening of this hour long film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a question and answer session with the student producers, camera operators and film editors.
Educationally grounded, professionally driven and student produced, the Gold Rush Expedition Race documentary is a collaborative film produced by an interdisciplinary group of students at UC working under the guidance of a professional television and film producer/director. Sponsored by the UC Forward Collaborative, the project involved 33 students from four academic programs at three colleges at the University of Cincinnati:
- the Division of Electronic Media at the College-Conservatory of Music
- the Graphic Communication Design Program at the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
- the Department of Communication and the Department of Anthropology at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
Over the course of the 2012-13 academic year, these students shot, edited, scripted and produced this documentary film on the “Gold Rush Expedition Race” shot on location in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California in August 2012. The “Gold Rush Expedition Race” involved fast packing/trekking, mountain biking, navigating, paddling and cliff rappelling and was part of the 2012 Adventure World Racing Series.
The project also involved Co-Executive Producers Kevin Burke, Associate Professor of Electronic Media at CCM, and Brian Leitten, a professional television and film producer from VEVO, who has directed Emmy-Award winning programs for MTV and documentary films for international festivals and competitions.
The documentary is currently seeking national cable distribution from networks that include Outside Television, Universal Sports HD and The Outdoor Channel.