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Second Clarkson Film Festival Highlights Student Creativity

A highlight of the evening was a 20-minute documentary students created with photography and video footage taken by The Watertown Times photographer Mark Dye. The images, portraying a month in the life of U.S. soldiers in Iraq were inspiring and troubling as the film told many individual and collective stories about life on the front lines. Very few people think about films and filmmaking when they think about Clarkson," said Communication & Media Professor Brenton Faber, who helped to arrange the festival. "Through these activities we are hoping to change that perception." The Communication and Media program currently supports over 50 majors who take courses in digital video, Web design, science writing, graphic design and mass media. Students have graduated into positions in instructional design, business consulting, advertising and Web-site production. "The films are a great way to show a day in the life of a communications major at Clarkson," said Faber. "The work is creative, interesting and inspiring." Faber hopes that the festival will soon grow to invite members of the Potsdam community as well as Clarkson students and faculty.

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