Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lynchburg video contest recognizes Randolph talent

Lynchburg’s first city-sponsored video contest highlights the talent of several members of the Randolph College community.

Cameron Hall ’13, a communication studies major, took second place in the category for amateur filmmakers over the age of 18 for his video “Super Kid.” The video follows Finn Healy, whose parents work at the College, as he explores Lynchburg wearing a cape. Mariah Reed ’14, Caitlin Hall ’14, and Hanna Neifert ’14 also appear in the film.

The third place winner in the same category, “Return to Hill City” by filmmaker Christopher Deetz, features Patrick Glynn ’12 portraying a soldier who walks contemplatively through downtown Lynchburg.

The college even gained a mention in the first place winner in the amateur category, a comedy called “Planet Lynchburg” in which two people give an alien a tour of Lynchburg to convince him to not destroy the city. They mention the College in their final speech which successfully saves the city.

Here are the two winning videos featuring members of the Randolph Community:

The city’s marketing partnership sponsored the video contest, “Lights, Camera, Lynchburg,” with a total of $4,000 in prizes, to challenge residents to make videos about what they love about Lynchburg.