Summer Sizzle July 6–August 7
Pitch and Produce Intensive

Can you compete with other students to pitch a professional television project before a panel of industry judges? Do you have the skill to produce a pitch so hot it sizzles? Think Shark Tank: like the ABC series, the competition will be intense and the projects destined for media outlets.

In this hands-on workshop, three small, collaborative teams will work with media professionals from ESPN, CPTV, High5netTV and others to learn the techniques up-and-comers need to pitch and produce commercially successful media programming. Each team will produce a “sizzle reel” and pitch its episodic series to a panel of industry judges. 

Production Teams

Students will choose either production or post-production. Production areas include camera, lighting, sound, assistant producing, and directing. Post-production areas include editing, post-production audio and music, graphics, and effects.

Only 15 production students and 15 post-production students will get to participate.

Students will be organized into teams with a faculty-media professional leading each team.

Class Schedule

July 6–August 7
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Students must register for two courses.

COM*153—Film Production or COM*264—Advanced Editing Workshop
COM*294—Media Arts Workshop (All students must register for this course.)

COM*295—Internship—MxCC students who have previously taken COM*153 or COM*264 may use COM*295 or make special arrangements to participate in the program.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

This advanced summer workshop is a selective enrollment program. Students must have taken a video production course or have some production experience to be accepted.


Cost: $518
One course is free!
Students selected for this program will earn six credits for the price of three!

For More Information, Contact:

Professor John Shafer
jshafer@mxcc.edu or 860-343-5811
Roynn Lisa Simmons
rsimmons@mxcc.edu or 860-343-5828