Oklahoma has become a hot spot for filmmakers, and Redlands Community College is giving more students the opportunity to pursue careers in this growing field. Redlands has signed an agreement with Coleman Television to provide student internships and to assist in the development of digital video and audio production training micro-credentials and a Certificate of Mastery.
“El Reno has been the site of many television and film productions over the past few years, and we are excited to work with Coleman TV to give our students hands-on experience that will help them start careers quickly in this field,” said Redlands President Jack Bryant. “With the experience they gain through this partnership, students will be able to earn certifications and micro-credentials that they can take directly into the workforce in a shorter period of time.”
Coleman Television has stationed a team of editors, producers and writers on the Redlands campus where they are working on documentary projects and serving as guest lecturers. With their assistance, Redlands is developing a Certificate of Mastery in Documentary Film Production as well as micro-credentials and digital badges.
“Working with Redlands has been amazing,” said Nik Coleman, CEO of Coleman Television. “This is an incredible experience for students to be in the studio or on location where we put the video and editing tasks in their hands. These are skills and experiences they can put on their resumes and be ready to pursue a career in the industry.”
This Spring, Redlands will begin offering micro-credentials covering a variety of digital video and audio production skills that students can complete at their own pace. In March, Redlands will offer two eight-week courses in documentary television production and video editing.
Coleman Television is a British award-winning producer of documentaries that have aired on channels and platforms such as the History Channel, Amazon Prime and Netflix. Subjects range from UFOs and extra terrestrials to the liberation of Europe and the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women. Before relocating to El Reno, the company has been long established in the United States, and is using local Oklahoma talent, encouraging local growth and contributing to the local economy.