Southeastern offers two film classes

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Division of Extended Studies will host an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to present information on two new noncredit offerings for the film industry.

“Introduction to Video-graphy” and “Basic Video Editing: An Introduction to Post-Production Film” will be available next spring for high school students and adults interested in the growing film industry, Southeastern officials said.

The open house will be hosted by instructors Sharon Edwards, an independent filmmaker; and Jamie Bass, a telecast producer at the Southeastern Channel, at Southeastern’s St. Tammany Center, 21454 Koop Drive in Mandeville.

Film enthusiasts can find out more about each class and learn about software and hardware that will be used in the training, organizers said.

The instructors will discuss how the classes will work together to provide hands-on experience in film production and post-production.

Introduction to Video-graphy will introduce students to the process of recording moving images with video cameras and the principles of effective lighting techniques, Bass said. The course will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 25 through March 6.

Edwards is the Digital Arts Program coordinator for the Olde Towne Arts Center and director of the Pontchartrain Film Festival.

Both courses will be held at the St. Tammany Center at a cost of $150.

For online registration or to find out more about these or other Extended Studies courses, visit or call Extended Studies in Hammond at (985) 549-2301 or Mandeville at (985) 893-6251.

GOP women host informational meet

The Livingston Parish Republican Women will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at Wholly Grounds, 27988 Walker South Road, Walker.

Members of the organization will host an informational event for elected officials from the area to talk about their legislative agenda for the 2013 session.

There is a charge for lunch. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Terri Day at (225) 931-9206 or by sending an email to

State treasurerto speak at banquet

State Treasurer John N. Kennedy will be the keynote speaker at a unity banquet hosted by Amite United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Thursday at 800 N. Duncan Ave., Amite.

Tickets are $15 for individuals and $25 for couples, with net proceeds going to God’s Storehouse in Amite, which serves the needy throughout northern Tangipahoa Parish.

The Rev. David Melville, church pastor, said, “I hope winners and losers, supporters and opponents from this fall’s election will come together in a spirit of cooperation for what is best for the town, and also to raise needed funds for one of our best social service agencies around.”

Tickets can be reserved or picked up at the church, or by calling (985) 474-9036.

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