Whitesburg KY

Doug Mills to teach video class at SKCTC

Harlan County native Doug Mills, a videographer for “The Heartland Series” for 23 years, will teach a videography class (VCM 240) Saturdays beginning Aug. 18 and lasting for 15 weeks. The class will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Cumberland campus.

Mills, 54, grew up in the coal mining community of Kitts. After a hitch in the U.S. Army and graduation from the University of Kentucky, he began working with video. “The Heartland Series,” which airs on Knoxville’s WBIR-TV, focuses primarily on issues and the lore of Appalachia. Mills and other members of the production staff have won three regional Emmy Awards and the Iris Award given by the National Association of Television Executives.

The class will meet each week during the fall term and several local field trips have been planned. The basics of editing will be taught and Mills suggests students have access to a digital camera and a video camera. The college also has several high-quality video cameras to which students will have access.

Enrollment sessions for VCM-240 will be held Saturday, August 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. until noon in the lobby of Newman Hall on the Cumberland campus. The class is for three credits and will be offered at a cost of $115 per credit hour. For more information, call (606)589-3015 or (606) 589-3027.

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