9th Annual Digital Film People 2015

Join us for an Evening of Cinema!

Sensoria and Independent Movie Cinema (IMC)LLC present: CPCC’s  9th Annual Digital Film People affair.


FREE and open to the PUBLIC, Digital Film People is North Carolina’s primary bridge between local talent and Film industry professionals. Prepare to be inspired, motivated and connected with short films made by Charlotte area filmmakers and CPCC students. Learn from the best with a panel of speakers ready to answer your questions!

It is an honor to announce 2015’s Special Guest, Director Noah Hutton.

This year’s panel will also include , Visual Effects Supervisor, Eric Ho, Director for 100 Words Film Festival, Scott Galloway and David Auger, CEO of MI-Connection.

Visit CPCC’s Halton Theater (Overcash Building) for an evening of fun!!

Add Digital Film People to your calendar TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015, 7:30PM  and watch film, Charlotte style!


Emanuel Noah Hutton is director of 2009’s Oxford Film Festival winning documentary, “Crude Independence.” The SXSW debut examined the oil industry’s transplant in the United States heartland. His 2014 film, “Deep Time,” is a follow-up to “Crude Independence” and graced the screens of this year’s SXSW Film Festival!

Hutton’s other works include: “King for Two Days” a portrait of Legendary Drummer Dave King (The Bad Plus), and a plethora of music videos and art curations. He has currently dedicated himself to “The Blue Brain Project.”  This 15 year longitudinal project on the Human Brain takes him on location to Geneva, Switzerland. Hutton also acts as Creative Director of New York Production House Couple 3 Films.

Hutton was born in Los Angeles, California, to actors Timothy Hutton and  Debra Winger. He graduated from Wesleyan University, where he studied Art History and Neuroscience. He hopes to one day to write and direct a narrative screenplay.






David Auger is the successful Owner and Chief Operating Officer for Auger Media Group, LLC., and CEO for Mi-Connections cable and internet network.

After graduating from Michigan Technological University in 1977, Auger worked his way up in his career with Warner Amex Cable, where he began working various marketing jobs, including Director of Marketing and Vice President of Marketing. He also worked as a publisher for The Los Angeles Daily News. Eventually, he became employed by Time Warner Cable as the Vice President/General Manager, and later promoted to Division President.

For his many endeavors, he managed to build a very positive reputation through his financial and marketing accomplishments. He left Time Warner Cable in 2006 and began his own consulting and investing firm, called Auger Media Group, LLC.

He was later employed by Mi- Connections, a cable and telecommunication system offering Cable TV, High-Speed Internet and Phone. Auger was hired to advise the company’s transition in becoming locally owned, serving Morrisville, Davidson, and Cornelius, North Carolina. Soon after, he was announced CEO.




Eric K Ho is a Visual Effects (VFX) Artist with training as a 3D Generalist from The DAVE School (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with double majors in Finance and Marketing, from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 His VFX work can be seen in NASCAR commercials and in the films Expendables 3 and Glory Days. Ho has taken his keen eye for art, desire to create, and technical expertise in VFX to create the perfect combinations of all elements.

For more information and examples of his work go to ekho3d.com



Scott Galloway is Owner of SUSIE Film Company, creator of the 100 Word Film Festival, Co-Owner of Tentmaker Entertainment, Executive Producer of Scripps Production and writer & producer of Cintel Production.


Galloway’s passion for storytelling brought him to the film industry, upon graduating from college in Tennessee as a History Major. With much ambition and hard work, Scott fulfilled a dream becoming a  screen-writer for film company E.W. Scripps. Employment for Scripps assisted him in building skills in various behind the scenes positions and development of a loyal cliental base.

He moved to Charlotte and formed Telemaker Company with colleague, Cecil Stokes. He then went on to create SUSIE Film Company, which he named after his mother. Galloway has produced over 650 television programs with SUSIE Films, collaborating with ABC, Travel Channel, Food Network, and many more popular networks.

Understanding the needs of up and coming filmmakers, Scott created the 100 Words Film Festival. This festival allows aspiring filmmakers to showcase their work and gain recognition. It also attracts the possibility of further work in the film industry. 100 Words was created for filmmakers to tell a story without relying so heavily on the spoken word.



Digital Film People, 2014


Click here to watch The Digital Film People 2014 promo

Open for all show, so come and bring a friend!
The 8th Annual “Digital Film People” event – Digital Film People 2014 is a celebration of cinematic proportions. A variety of films and works will be shown; produced by CPCC students, local directors, and aspiring film makers, works spanning from every genre will be viewed and honored! We’re also happy to announce that entrepreneur and guest speaker Jeff Hoffman will be available for an open question answer forum right after his speech.
Jeff is the founder of priceline.com and has produced movies in Hollywood, has produced musical events including concerts, tours, and charity events with such artists as Elton John, Britney Spears, NSYNC, and others, and serves on numerous charity and non-profit boards.
Listen to Jeff Hoffman on Ted

More notable speakers and guests:

Bert Hesse
CEO/Chairman, studio Charlotte Development / Producer/ Film Financier / Marketer of Film Properties

Bert Hesse has 25 years of experience in the film industry and is a producer of the Los Angeles and Charlotte based film company, central avenue pictures. he has been the executive producer of several films, including “footsteps of Elie Wiesel”,”Cold Storage” and “Night Feeders”

Additionally, Bert has over 25 years of experience running companies with multi-million dollar budgets, where he has managed many financial and legal issues concerning various projects. he has negotiated sales and distribution contracts (both domestically & internationally ) for many of his films and is now at the forefront of the initiative to turn Eastland mall into a film studio.

Tod Thorne

Co-Chairman of the North Carolina Film Council. Tod is the owner and President of Tod Thorne & Associates, a commercial Real Estate and Land Investment company. He has served for 20 years on the NC Film Council. The past 10 years as Co-Chairman. Among his many honors he has been recognized by five North Carolina Governors for his service to the State. He was twice awarded the order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest Civilian Honor. He was presented the Old North State Award for his involvement in Film Promotion and Development in our State. He currently serves on CPCC’s President’ Advisory Board as well as CPCC’s Digital Film Advisory Board.  Tod also chairs the committee for the CPCC Sporting Clays Classic to raise funds for the benefit of the Veteran and First Responders Educational needs.

Amy Burkett

With twenty-four years in broadcasting, four national PBS awards, 31 Emmy nominations, six Emmys, six Pennsylvania Association of Broadcaster’s Awards and one regional Edward R. Murrow Award; Amy loves the business of connecting through media. Television is her ultimate team sport.

“Where passion runs high and extraordinary things happen.” Over the last fourteen years, Amy studied the art of leadership and in 2012 received her John Maxwell certification as a trainer, speaker and coach.

George Cochran
Director’s Guild of America

Founder, Instructor, Film and Video Program, CPCC

President, CEO, Cochran Enterprises

President, CEO, Independent Movie Cinema (IMC)

George is a former DGA commercial Film Director from NYC. He has won just about every award the industry bestows on its own, a four-time Clio finalist, ADDY Awards, Art Director’s Awards from NYC, Chicago, LA. and many more. He is the founder of the Digital Film Program here at CPCC.

A Majority of his students have found their way into many of the most highly regarded Film Schools in the country, as well as employment on many of the Documentary, Feature and commercial productions here in Charlotte.

Dennis Darrell Achievement Award
To mark the works and perspectives of the film maker, an achievement award to his name is handed out every year by his dear wife, Nikita Darrell to encourage extraordinary achievement of a student and budding film maker.

Nikita is a true friend of the Digital Film Program here at CPCC .

Nikita is the owner of  Simply Virtual …


Our Celebrity Emcee for the event is Barbara Mc Kay



Enjoy some of the films by compiled by our students here by clicking this link.

Courses for Film CPCC Certificate

Required Courses for CPCC Certificate:

(Refer to the table & links bellow for information on CPCC’s Digital Film courses)

ART 266 & 267 Videography (Digital Film) I & II (Offered every semester) Curriculum

AAC 8010 & 8012 Final Cut Pro X Editing I & II (Offered every semester) CCE

AAC 8004 & 8014 Art of Production (Alternating Semesters) CCE

For registration info please call CPCC registration at 704-330-6006. For CPCC Course Descriptions, including prerequisites, please refer to the College Catalog (refer to ART classes).

Written Directions:

Open your web browser and navigate to http://www.cpcc.edu/
In the bottom left corner of the web site, look under the section labeled Online Services for a link called “MyCollege.”
On the next page, look for the login button on the green navigation bar. To login, you will use your CPCC Login. If you are unsure of your CPCC login, click here to look it up.
Once you are logged in, click on the blue button on the left that says “students.”
On the next page, click on “Register for Sections” under the Registration section.
You should now see a page where you can search for courses. First, select the registration term you wish to enroll in. Next, you will enter the course codes that you want to enroll in. Here are your choices for the Film / Video Program:
Video 1 – ART 266
Video 2 – ART 267
Final Cut Pro X Editing I – AAC 8010 (CCE)
Final Cut Pro X Editing II – AAC 8012 (CCE)
Art of Production 1 – AAC 8004 (CCE)
Art of Production 2 – AAC 8014 (CCE)
Important: Video Editing and Art of Production are Corporate and Continuing Education courses. You will need to select either Fall, Spring or Summer depending on the current term under the dropdown menu then select the term and year with a CE1 or CE2 next to it. Video 1 and 2 are listed under the regular Fall and Spring Terms without the CE tag after the year.

7. On the search result page, click the check box next to the courses you want to add to your schedule, and click submit at the bottom of the list.
8. On the next page, click on the dropdown next to the course names and select register, and then click submit at bottom.