Congratulations to our fellow Artichoke, Cameron Provo, who was recently nominated for a Student Emmy!
What began as a class project for FMT270 – Documentaries for Social Change – led Provo to the Tempe Center for the Arts, where he was recognized for his outstanding work in the College Commercial category of the 2023 Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards. Check out the Emmy® nominated video below!
"I’m so proud of the work Cameron and his classmates did on this project," said Roberto Gudino, Faculty and Head of Film Production of the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre at Scottsdale Community College (SCC). "It’s an honor to have our students recognized by such a prestigious institution like the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.”
Provo used the skills he developed throughout the course to create this “commercial” for Documentaries for Social Change that encourages other students to enroll. He found the hands-on, authentic learning experiences to be a practical education in the business of filmmaking and helped him discover new perspectives on storytelling and narrative.
“It’s especially gratifying to know that work like this led Cameron to a summer internship and full-time job,” said Gudino. “SCC workforce development in action!”
Gudino emphasizes the importance of connecting students with industry in his courses. During a field trip to Epic Productions, Provo met with industry professionals and, with the help of his Emmy-nominated work, landed an internship, which has blossomed into a full-time job as a Multimedia Editor.
“I can’t thank the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre enough for how much they prepared me for real-world work,” says Provo. “Roberto basically gave me the best training ever to be ready for this job.”
There is industry demand for skilled professionals in the documentary field, with diverse career paths available to filmmakers, such as producing, directing, editing, and cinematography. Through FMT270 Documentaries for Social Change, students gain hands-on experience, from conceptualizing and shooting to editing and post-production. With a focus on soft and hard skills and experience with high-end, industry-standard equipment, students can get everything they need to pursue a career in filmmaking.
“It’s been a pleasure and an honor working with Cameron,” says Gudino. “I’m looking forward to seeing his future in the film industry. I know he’s going to do big things!”
Congratulations, Cameron! We can’t wait to see what you do next.
To learn more about the opportunities available, visit the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre.