The Film and Video Production Technology (FVPT) brings the real world into the classroom!
Our students develop technical skills required by the film and video industry, skills that make them highly competitive for entry-level jobs upon completion of the program.
Film and video students are taught correct, industry-standard production techniques and terminology. Each class is centered around intensive lab sessions in which students are given hands-on training that allow them to practice and apply what they have been taught during lecture.
Students are assigned crew positions on our large-scale program projects, where they’re given an opportunity to apply in a real-world setting what they have learned in the classroom and laboratory.
Professional and Experienced Instructors
Our faculty and adjunct have extensive and current experience in the film and video industry.
Our full-and part-time faculty act as mentors on our large-scale projects, which reinforces what our students learn in the classroom.
Industry professionals sometimes participate in our projects so that our students receive greater insight into a particular technical area.
FVPT students develop strong networking ties with their co-horts, and former students currently working in the industry.
Facilities and Equipment
- Lighting lab, with wooden floors that allow for fast and efficient set installation, and a grid overhead that can hold both film and broadcast lighting instruments
- Sound-proof sound lab, complete with foley pits
- Editing lab with 20 individual work stations
- HD digital video cameras and digital-cinema prime lenses
Examples of Recent Student Work
Piedmont Community College Programs Commercial: Produced and shot by Piedmont Community College Film Students on location in Yanceyville and Roxboro, NC.
All That is Left Trailer: Production shot on location in Yanceyville and Durham, NC by Piedmont Community College Film Students.
Graduates of the Film & Video Production Technology program should qualify for professional, entry-level positions as production assistants, lighting technicians, makeup artists, sound recordists, camera assistants, set dressers, etc. They can further expect to advance in their department of interest through commitment and hard work, and a solid foundation built in the Film and Video Production Technology program at Piedmont Community College.
Important Links and Forms
Our YouTube Channel
NC Film Office
Piedmont Triad Film Commission