When the world watches the Academy Awards on February 26th to honor the best films of 2017, our students will get to see an example of what one of their professors does for his “day job”. Alan Armes is a film and television editor in Los Angeles and an affiliate professor of Film & Video Production at Providence.
Professor Armes is an accomplished film editor in Hollywood with a host of film credits including last year’s E! Live from the Red Carpet from all the major awards shows including the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, Grammy Awards and the Academy Awards.
His work also includes 50 Years of Star Trek and Fashion Police along with documentaries Green Lantern: An Exclusive Look and Welcome to Gattaca among many others.
When Alan came to teach at Providence in the fall of 2016, he was happy to get involved with education. “I’m thrilled to bring my film and video production knowledge and experiences to the students of Providence, who are part of the next generation of visual storytellers.”
Students this semester are taking Advanced Film and Video Production from Professor Armes. This course is a continuation of COM 260 which seeks to further knowledge and skills in camera, digital editing, and filmmaking aesthetics. The biblical foundation for the course states: Film & Video is the dominant medium in the world today by which ideas and thoughts are communicated. Whether you want to sell a product, convince someone to believe a concept, or make someone laugh, the film/video format is the most effective and widely accepted channel. As Reformed Christians, we need to not only understand how good and bad ideas can influence us through the means of film/video, but we should take up the means of producing and creating within this field to the glory of God. To engage and use this powerful medium is to take up the challenge that Paul offered to the Corinthians to consider that “whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Cor. 10:31)