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Professional videographer leads CLC's well-equipped new program

Central Lakes College has a new educational degree program at the Staples campus: videography. It is the only program of its kind in north central Minnesota.

Instructor Mark Ambroz, who worked as a staff photographer for KARE 11 TV, is an award-winning producer who knows all phases of the fast-growing profession. He worked four years as a producer of the original "Minnesota Bound" with Ron Schara.

"We have the hottest JVC cameras out there," he said of the $12,000 units at the center of a new studio, where students use assorted lighting and six flat-panel LEDs illuminate the set.

"We're teaching how to produce commercials, web videos, industrials, and documentaries for careers in video, film and television.

"Students learn the proper techniques for shooting footage, capturing stories using digital media, organizing video clips and editing footage to develop a finished production," Ambroz said. "They take courses in media production, lighting, sound and creative software suites, digital photography, scripting, producing and directing."

Ambroz will demonstrate videography at the Sunday, Nov. 21 open house on the Staples campus from 1-4 p.m.

For information on the videography program call (218) 894-5171 or 1-800-247-6836, ext. 5171 or e-mail