Students To Film Music Program In High Definition Nov. 1-2

Oct. 31, 2002
News Photo 787Folk pop music artist Angie Paris will be one of featured performers on "Stars at Night."

Using a state-of-the-art high definition camera, Baylor University telecommunication students will film the pilot episode of "Stars at Night," a music program featuring live performances by entertainers who are considered to be on the rise in the music world. The program will be filmed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, at Jones Theater in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center and will be distributed to DirecTV's HDNet Entertainment Channel and PBS.

Pop-folk artist Angie Paris, the sister of Christian recording artist Twila Paris, and the Haskett-Burleson Big Band will perform Friday. On Saturday, Destination Known, a Christian college rock band, will perform live in concert before an HDTV television audience.

In addition to the performances, the program will contain interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the musicians.

Director of the program will be Joani Livingston, production supervisor at KWBU-TV. The pilot will be filmed using new Sony 900 HD cameras, the same type cameras that George Lucas used to film "Star Wars, Attack of the Clones." Sony donated the HD cameras and other equipment to Baylor.

Students who are working on the pilot are enrolled in the Studio Production course in the department of communication studies. "Stars at Night" will be the first student-run program at Baylor to go to a national television audience.

"Mark Cuban, co-founder of HDNet, has given us the opportunity to produce this one-hour special as a pilot for distribution on HDNet," said Dr. Corey Carbonara, professor of communication studies. "This show is part of his desire to expand HDNet to include more than just high definition sports for HDTV audiences."

In addition to airing on HDNet, the program will be available on channel 199 from DirecTV's digital satellite and through local PBS station KWBU-TV Channel 34.

For more information, contact Livingston at (254) 710-3873.

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