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Judy Prill (DEEP), Jaime Flores (MxCC), Karen LeBoulluec (MxCC), Steve Minkler, Dan Nocera (MxCC’s Corporate Media Center), Dr. Anna Wasescha (MxCC), Lloyd Langevin (MxCC’s Corporate Media Center), Deputy Commissioner Susan Whalen, Bueau Chief Mke Lambert, Laurie Giannotti (CT DEEP Recreational Trail and Greenway Program Coordinator), and Carolyn Hughes (Intent Design Group).

On Tuesday, September 30th Middlesex Community College’s Corporate Media Center (CMC) and Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) premiered their latest collaboration: a video on The Air Line State Park Trail at a special event on September 30 at the DEEP Headquarters in Hartford, Conn. Present from MxCC were Dr. Anna Wasescha, Dean Minkler, Jaime Flores, Dan Nocera, Lloyd Langevin, Elena Sanchez and Karen LeBoulleuc.

The 18 minute video is a virtual tour of the Air Line State Park Trail which extends from East Hampton to Thompson. The video took nine months to complete thanks to the efforts of ten student editors helping to cut it including Sam Bode, Adam DeRezendes, Matt Fruin, Cindy Gerstl, Hollie Kinney, Karen LeBoulluec, Rose Picarelli, Lauren Reynolds, Elena Sanchez, and Andrew Saxe.

“This project was one of the first collaborations I was involved in for the school!” said Elena Sanchez, multimedia student. “I got to come up with the concept layout design for the animation graphics, as well as created the actual graphics and animations. Overall, it was interesting how all the components came together at the end to create an amazing piece of videography to promote our state’s parks and wildlife preservation.”

“This video was great collaboration between DEEP, Intent Design Group and Middlesex Community College’s Corporate Media Center,” said Dan Nocera, Corporate Media Producer at MxCC“I really couldn’t have pulled it off without my students’ help!”

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We are proud to present Media Minute, a series of educational videos on social media, geared towards businesses that want to get started with social media.

In our third video, learn more about Twitter and how you can leverage your brand in 140 characters or less in this video produced by Middlesex Community College’s Center for New Media, your source for all things new media!

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Check out the show opener video for the 2014 Arts and Media Festival called Food For Thought. In this film, the Food Network holds a 100 million dollar cooking competition at MxCC. The competition brings out the best and worst in MxCC’s faculty, staff and students.

This parody of the Food Network’s show Chopped ended the hiatus we’ve been on. It’s been five years since we’ve done an end of the year video, but since this was the 10th anniversary of the Arts and Media Festival, we decided to pull out all the stops and do something Rick Ericksen and I envisioned years ago: Taste-O-Vision. Thanks to the Elena Sanchez and Rose Picarelli, a script was created and production began. Thanks to everyone else in the department pitching in! After a couple of really late nights of editing, we were able to pull this one off in a few weeks.

This is the first “End of the Year Video” to shoot most of the scenes “television style”, using up to three cameras at the same time. President Anna Wasescha makes her debut in this video.

There’s a short introduction at the beginning that explains how Taste-O-Vision works. At the Arts and Media Festival, we actually handed out 100 “Flavor Trays” to the audience. However, if you want to experience this film in Taste-O-Vision you’ll just need seven Jelly Belly (jelly beans) with the following flavors in this order:

1. Tangerine
2. Root beer
3. Strawberry Daiquiri
4. Green Apple
5. Buttered Popcorn
6. Cinnamon
7. Dr. Pepper

–Dan Nocera

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Dan Nocera is the coordinator of MxCC’s Corporate Media Center. He also teaches production classes throughout the school year. For more than 15 years, MxCC’s Corporate Media Center (CMC) has been producing award-winning corporate videos. The CMC’s productions have won over 17 awards and 10 national awards for clients such as CT’s Department of Environmental Protection, CTDepartment of Labor, Unilever, Stanley Tools, United Technologies, Hamilton Sundstrand & Sikorsky Aircraft.

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MxCC’s Center for New Media is producing a series of  educational videos on social media, geared towards businesses that want to get started with social media called Media Minute. In this video, learn more about Tumblr and why sharable content can be a powerful tool for your company.

The videos are being released to the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce to be a resource for business owners in the area, and are available online to anyone who is interested in learning more about social media.

About the Center

Middlesex Community College's Center for New Media is located in Middletown, CT.


The CNM offers innovative associate degrees in broadcast-cinema, graphic design, multimedia, and communication, as well as certificate programs in areas such as interactive entertainment, gaming, 3D animation, new media production, news and sports production, corporate media and web design.


We are a designated Center for Excellence in broadcast education and we prepare our students for jobs in the growing field of new media with a hands-on education.


Learn more about programs at MxCC's Center for New Media at www.mxcc.edu/cnm.


This project was funded by a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

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