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Film and Video Production Technology



The Film and Video Production Technology (FVPT) brings the real world into the classroom!

Our students develop technical skills required by the film and video industry, skills that make them highly competitive for entry-level jobs upon completion of the program.

Film and video students are taught correct, industry-standard production techniques and terminology. Each class is centered around intensive lab sessions in which students are given hands-on training that allow them to practice and apply what they have been taught during lecture.

Students are assigned crew positions on our large-scale program projects, where they’re given an opportunity to apply in a real-world setting what they have learned in the classroom and laboratory.

Film and Video Production Technology Program of Study Worksheet 

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Professional and Experienced Instructors

Our faculty and adjunct have extensive and current experience in the film and video industry.

Our full-and part-time faculty act as mentors on our large-scale projects, which reinforces what our students learn in the classroom.

Industry professionals sometimes participate in our projects so that our students receive greater insight into a particular technical area.

FVPT students develop strong networking ties with their co-horts, and former students currently working in the industry.

Facilities and Equipment

  • Lighting lab, with wooden floors that allow for fast and efficient set installation, and a grid overhead that can hold both film and broadcast lighting instruments
  • Sound-proof sound lab, complete with foley pits
  • Editing lab with 20 individual work stations
  • HD digital video cameras and digital-cinema prime lenses

Examples of Recent Student Work

Piedmont Community College Programs Commercial: Produced and shot by Piedmont Community College Film Students on location in Yanceyville and Roxboro, NC.


All That is Left Trailer: Production shot on location in Yanceyville and Durham, NC by Piedmont Community College Film Students.

Employment Outlook

Graduates of the Film & Video Production Technology program should qualify for professional, entry-level positions as production assistants, lighting technicians, makeup artists, sound recordists, camera assistants, set dressers, etc. They can further expect to advance in their department of interest through commitment and hard work, and a solid foundation built in the Film and Video Production Technology program at Piedmont Community College.

Important Links and Forms

Our YouTube Channel

NC Film Office

Piedmont Triad Film Commission

Program Contacts

Jesse H. Knight

Coordinator/Instructor, Film and Video Production Technology

Started January 2016

jesse.knight digat piedmontcc-digdot-edu

(336) 322-8070



Shelly T. Stone

Provost, Caswell County Campus/Dean, Caswell Curriculum Programs Interim Vice President, Instruction and Student Development

Started January 2001

shelly.stone digat piedmontcc-digdot-edu

(336) 322-2106


Spring 2018 Curriculum and Continuing Education Brochure

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Mailed Brochure

The printed format is a combined brochure for both Curriculum classes and Continuing Education courses available for the Spring 2018 semester. The printed brochure will be available starting on November 1 on both campuses and other locations in both Person and Caswell Counties. They will also be mailed to over 27,000 homes in both counties.


Curriculum Classes - Web Format 

Schedule last updated November 14, 2017 - Curriculum Classes Only

The web format is the same as the WebAdvisor format, except all classes are listed alphabetically on one single webpage. For more information on a specific class, please contact the appropriate advisor or you can find additional information within WebAdvisor


2018 Spring Curriculum Schedule on WebAdvisor

WebAdvisor offers a secure web interface that allows you to access the class schedule on PCC’s Datatel Colleague system. If you are not a current PCC student, you can view the upcoming semester’s class schedule. This allows you to look up course sections and plan out your schedule. If you are a current PCC student, you may register for classes online using the Colleague system. This option provides the most up-to-date information about classes being offered and the number of available seats at the time you view the schedule. Click here to visit WebAdvisor.

Evening Classes

Check out our Evening and Night course options for the Spring 2018 semester.

If you have questions about the Curriculum Class schedules, please contact the PCC Student Development Office on either the Person County Campus at (336) 599-1181 or the Caswell County Campus at (336) 694-5707. 

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