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CCM E-Media Alumni in Oscar-Nominated Films

Two alumni from CCM’s Electronic Media Division worked behind-the-scenes on films nominated for Oscars in the 2018 Academy Awards! Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 90th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood this Sunday, March 4 and will be broadcast live on ABC at 8 p.m.

Nick Lipari (BFA, 2012) was the first assistant editor on Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which is nominated for best Film Editing. Directed by Martin McDonagh, the film is nominated for three Oscars, including Writing (Original Screenplay) and Music (Original Score). This isn’t Lipari’s first time working on a major film. He previously served as the assistant editor on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which was one of the highest-grossing films of 2016.

Dan Schroer (BFA, 1999) worked as the second camera assistant on Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, which is nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Production Design, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. Schroer has worked on multiple blockbuster films directed by Nolan, including Inception, Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises. You can see his latest work in A Wrinkle in Time, which comes to theaters on March 9, and in Rampage, which comes to theaters on April 20.

E-Media alumni aren’t only being recognized at the Academy Awards. Brian Lazarte (BFA, 2004) was the film editor for Kailash, which won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. At the 2018 Grammy Awards, David Pescovitz (BFA, 1992) won the Grammy Award for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition.

Learn more about CCM E-Media at ccm.uc.edu/emedia.

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CCM alumnus Nick Lipari during his time as a student at CCM.

CCM E-Media Alumnus Nicholas Lipari Assistant Edits Latest Star Wars Film, ‘Rogue One’

CCM alumnus Nick Lipari.

CCM alumnus Nick Lipari.

The force is strong with CCM alumnus Nicholas Lipari (BFA E-Media, 2012), who served as assistant editor on the latest film in the popular Star Wars saga, Rogue One! The blockbuster film opened on Dec. 15 with the biggest Thursday preview showing box office receipts of 2016, earning $29 million.

Although he may not be a Jedi (yet), Lipari is quickly making a name for himself in the film industry. “Nick is one of the youngest assistant editors in LA working at this level,” says CCM Professor of Electronic Media Kevin Burke. “The Assistant Editor works directly with the editor on the film,” Burke explains. Prior to his work on Rogue One, Nick served as the assistant editor on the recent live action adaptation of Disney’s The Jungle Book.

This success comes as no surprise to Burke, as Lipari took top prizes in several national competitions during his time at CCM. Lipari received a Student Production Award in the category of “PSA/Commercial” at the Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards in 2012, which recognized his work as writer, director, editor and visual effects designer for an independent production called SFRI Shoe Commercial. After graduating, he was also recognized by the National Broadcasting Society for his work on the opening sequence of a student-produced film, Last Night in Town.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is in theaters now. Learn more about CCM’s Division of Electronic Media by visiting ccm.uc.edu/emedia.

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UC Electronic Media Students Honored at 2013 Ohio Valley Regional EMMY Awards

Two students from CCM E-Media will be honored by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) at the 49th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards on Saturday, July 20!

A 2012 graduate of CCM E-Media, Nick Lipari will receive a Student Production Award as editor for “Last Night in Town.”

Current student Tim Neumann will receive an Honorable Mention Award in the Commercial category for his work as co-writer/co-director/editor of “The Field of E-Media.”

Students from CCM E-Media have won six Regional EMMY Awards over the past three years, and won multiple national awards annually for the past 18 years.

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