Today Larry McConkey, award-winning Steadicam operator, gave a demonstration and talked to students in the Advanced Media Production class. Larry McConkey is considered one of the top steadicam operators in the world and has shot some of the most impressive and famous steadicam shots in the history of film.

Some of his credits include: 12 Years a Slave, World War Z , Django Unchained, Hugo, Shutter Island, American Gangster, The Bourne Ultimatum,   The Sopranos, The Good Shepherd, Kill Bill: 1 & 2, The Silence of the Lambs,Vanilla Sky, Finding Forester, Mission to Mars and more. Visit his IMDB page for a full list.

This is one of the first of many speakers that will be visiting MxCC as part of the Center for New Media.


Summer is a great time to take a class in digital arts or new media! MxCC’s Center for New Media is offering a series of course packages providing training and certification in digital arts and new media. Take advantage of this deal: Pay for two courses and get the production workshop FREE (9 credits)!

Pick one of these four tracks for a customized intensive course experience: Interactive Multimedia Production, Web Design, New Media Production, or Digital Journalism. Registration begins April 23. Classes run from May 27 until August 8. For more information visit,

It’s always cool to see MxCC alumni in the news. Army veteran Bruce Haag ’05 was featured in The Record Journal about his fellowship at Wallingford Public Access.

Fellowship gives Army veteran role on television []
For the next several months, a veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan will be working at WPAA-TV through a fellowship program offered by The Mission Continues, a nonprofit with the goal of empowering those who’ve served in the military.

Read the original article here.


Dustin Schultz ’10 of The Union Productions, a graduate of the Broadcast Communications (now Broadcast-Cinema) program and Connecticut Film Industry Training Program (FITP), recently wrote a great blog post about advice for college students that want to break into the industry. Since graduating just a few years ago, Dustin started his own video production company that has been quite successful, so taking a page out of his book is a good idea!

College Student Advice: Getting into the Industry []
The other day I got an email from a student from a college student in Tennessee looking for advice on how to get into the video production industry and be successful in it. I was definitely flattered by the idea of someone seeking advice and wanted to share some of the answers that I came up with to common questions about getting into this industry.

Read the original article here.

What advice do you have for students that want to work in today’s digital world?

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

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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