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September 5, 2004
Students can enroll this fall in a new associate's degree program at Cecil Community College that will help prepare them for careers in television, film or commercial video production. The Associate of Applied Science - Visual Communications: Video Production Option is tailored for students who are interested in a career in video production and want to get familiar with industry-standard equipment and software. Kristi Eisenberg, director of the visual communications program at the school in North East, said the degree is one that she and the faculty had been thinking about for years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Abraham "Al" Ackerman, who rose from selling eggs door to door to owning and operating a wholesale egg company, died Sept. 6 from complications of bladder cancer at his Pikesville home. He was 89. The son of Russian immigrants, Abraham Ackerman was born in Baltimore and raised on Hill Street. He was a graduate of Southern High School. During World War II, he served with an anti-aircraft unit and participated in the Normandy invasion. In the early 1950s, Mr. Ackerman started selling eggs door to door.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2010
Ronald Thomas Leaverton, a former reporter for WBAL-TV who later became a well-known voiceover artist and a co-founder of a Timonium video production company, died Thursday of a heart attack at his Hunt Valley home. Mr. Leaverton was 64. Mr. Leaverton, the son of a Baltimore Department of Public Works engineer and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Howard Park. "He always knew he wanted to be in radio," said his wife of 16 years, the former Patricia "Patty" Wise.
SPORTS
By Adam Testa | March 30, 2012
WrestleMania has grown to be more than just a pay-per-view. For years, the event has been the biggest of the year for not only WWE, but the world of professional wrestling. No event could come close to matching the magnitude of this spectacle. But, as the years have gone on, WrestleMania has become more than one show. It's become a week-long celebration of all things professional wrestling. Throughout this week, WWE superstars and officials have participated in a number of events, many of them supporting charity.
NEWS
June 18, 2008
Incubator client gets federal pact Information Technology Corp., a client of the Center for Business and Technology Development's NeoTech Incubator, has signed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract with the U.S. Department of Labor. The company will help with Web site support and development, designing additions and modifications to the Labor Department Web site and supporting and improving its searchable databases. The contract is expected to stimulate significant growth for the company, which was established in 1999.
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By Jennifer Keats and Jennifer Keats,Contributing writer | June 6, 1991
Glen Burnie resident Howard Smith knows life doesn't end at retirement, and he has the videotape to prove it.For the past year, the 68-year-old retired Baltimore Gas and Electric supervisor and nine other seniors from Pascal Senior Center have videotaped events at area senior centers -- everything from bazaars, ceramics classes and dance classes to fairs and much more.Their efforts will culminate in a 10- or 30-minute segment, highlighting activities of the Department of Aging, which will air on Jones Intercable's Channel 42 early next month.
NEWS
May 24, 1993
Achievement award goes to Cable Eight producerMargaret Kahlor, producer/director at Howard Community College's Cable Eight, has been named the state of Maryland's 1993 TRIO Achiever.TRIO is a federally funded group of programs, including Upward Bound, Talent Search, the Ronald E. McNair Program and Educational Opportunity Program, that assists disadvantaged students, students with disabilities and first generation college students in achieving their educational objectives.The award is based on the student's ability to achieve against personal odds in academics, at work and in the community.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 6, 1997
I HAVE a new channel to program into my remote control -- Channel 99, Anne Arundel County Community Television.Programming is shared by county government, Anne Arundel Community College and county residents holding a certificate from the college in video production.I caught a wonderful show on open-hearth cooking featuring Sue Latini, food historian and Ferndale resident, and Leontyne "Lee" Johnson, director and producer of "Cooking With Lee."Johnson had just completed the college's video course, in which she learned to write, produce and direct.
NEWS
April 7, 1996
Names in the newsFrancis X. Bosslehas been named senior vice president of Taneytown Bank and Trust Co.'s mortgage division, to be named Classic Mortgage. Mr. Bossle owned Classic Mortgage Co., which was acquired by the bank.Union National Bankwas honored by the Greater Westminster Development Corp. for its 180th anniversary. Attending from the bank were Virginia Smith, president; Thomas See, chief financial officer; Bradley Butt, vice president of lending; Robert Walker and Gary Harris, commercial lenders; Mary Degitz, branch manager; Joseph Beaver, past president and board member.
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By Jill L. Kubatko and Jill L. Kubatko,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | November 30, 1997
Joi M. Shilling had a surprise when she returned to Villa Julie College this month to check out the new digs of its liberal arts technology and video department.As the department's first graduate in 1992, she remembers when the program was squeezed into the second floor of Villa Julie's library."This is amazing," said Shilling, a photography director and junior editor with Sheffield Audio and Video in Baltimore County, touring the spacious quarters in the new three-story Academic Center during a recent open house for employers using video production.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2010
Ronald Thomas Leaverton, a former reporter for WBAL-TV who later became a well-known voiceover artist and a co-founder of a Timonium video production company, died Thursday of a heart attack at his Hunt Valley home. Mr. Leaverton was 64. Mr. Leaverton, the son of a Baltimore Department of Public Works engineer and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Howard Park. "He always knew he wanted to be in radio," said his wife of 16 years, the former Patricia "Patty" Wise.
NEWS
June 18, 2008
Incubator client gets federal pact Information Technology Corp., a client of the Center for Business and Technology Development's NeoTech Incubator, has signed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract with the U.S. Department of Labor. The company will help with Web site support and development, designing additions and modifications to the Labor Department Web site and supporting and improving its searchable databases. The contract is expected to stimulate significant growth for the company, which was established in 1999.
BUSINESS
By DAVID ZEILER | April 17, 2008
While investigating the story behind the photograph of a Mac-using David Simon that I posted on the blog last week, I e-mailed Greg Spence, the man responsible for the post-production of The Wire creator's next project, an HBO miniseries called Generation Kill. Rather than discuss what one would expect - his possible use of high-end Macs equipped with Final Cut Pro and other high-end Apple video tools - Spence instead described how he and his colleagues depend on Apple's consumer products.
BUSINESS
By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,Sun reporter | April 29, 2007
At Renegade Productions Inc. in Hunt Valley, 6,000 square feet of space contains hair and makeup stations, a "green" standby room (that happens to be purple), a casting room and a cavernous studio complete with professional lighting and thick black and green curtains that sweep around its perimeter. That soundproof studio can be transformed into nearly anything. For several Comcast commercials it was turned into what was supposed to be Cal Ripken's living room. For a Time Warner Cable training video, it became a baseball stadium, an amusement park and the Serengeti region of Africa.
NEWS
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,special to the sun | November 3, 2006
For the past eight years, Howard County residents have turned to Comcast's Channel 72 for news about the school system. That news - including magazine-style shows such as Parent Teacher Connection and broadcasts of sports events and Board of Education meetings - is produced by a staff of five from a studio in the Applications and Research Laboratory on Route 108. And if keeping the channel filled 24 hours a day isn't enough, the Office of Television and...
NEWS
September 5, 2004
Students can enroll this fall in a new associate's degree program at Cecil Community College that will help prepare them for careers in television, film or commercial video production. The Associate of Applied Science - Visual Communications: Video Production Option is tailored for students who are interested in a career in video production and want to get familiar with industry-standard equipment and software. Kristi Eisenberg, director of the visual communications program at the school in North East, said the degree is one that she and the faculty had been thinking about for years.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2000
Anyone who happened into the exhibition in a gallery at the Maryland Institute, College of Art's Bunting Center last weekend ran into some odd goings-on: In one corner two girls were talking to a detective about an alien. Not an alien from another country, but one from another planet. The speakers were Baltimore middle school pupils, playing parts in a video production they conceived and wrote as part of Baltimore Youth Television (BYTV), a 6-year-old venture spearheaded by the art institute.
NEWS
By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | June 1, 2004
Rodolfo "Fito" Vidal-Gonzalez, an assistant professor at Villa Julie College who taught video production and editing classes, died May 25 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center from head injuries sustained two days earlier in an auto accident. The Cockeysville resident was 31. "He was a natural-born teacher," said Chris Roberts, chairwoman of Villa Julie's department of film, video and theatre. Mr. Vidal-Gonzalez was hired last year from a pool of 60 applicants. During a teaching interview on Villa Julie's Stevenson campus before Mr. Vidal-Gonzalez was hired, Mrs. Roberts said she watched him "for about five minutes, and I saw what he was able to do. He had the students in the palm of his hand.
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