Carson School Film

On the set of filming for Vipers in the Grass
On the set of filming for Vipers in the Grass

Carson School Film

This unique project began in 2008-2010 with the film VIPERS IN THE GRASS by Jorge Zamacona. The project used the creative resources of all the units in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts to create a 25-30-minute film that provided students with an opportunity to work directly with faculty and outside professionals to create a professional production that was larger and broader in scope than could be expected of students working independently.

This Carson School Film brought together a select number of film industry professionals, teaming with students and faculty from the

  • Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film,
  • the Glenn Korff School of Music,
  • the School of Art, Art History & Design,
  • the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, and
  • Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET).

The second project was DIGS by Michael Harthen created in 2011-2013 with Hollywood film director Donald Petrie at the helm. The industry professionals worked closely with faculty and students in a mentoring environment that provided the students a hands-on learning experience from teacher/mentors over the course of two years.

A third project is underway, and will be filmed in May 2018.

Funding was provided by a grant from the Program Enhancement Fund through the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.