Digital Cinema

Digital cinema encourages the fusion of technological innovation with a strong artistic and academic discipline. The program is production oriented, emphasizing the mastery of modern digital cinema technology toward the release of each students’ artistic expressions. The program prepares students to work with digital cinema methods and techniques so they are ready to jump into “the biz” when they graduate.​

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Hear from professors and students about what makes JBU's digital cinema program great.

Work in Incredible Facilities

Six Reasons to Study Digital Cinema at JBU

Reason #1

Work in Incredible Facilities

Housed in the two coolest buildings on campus – students have 24/7 access to Mac labs, a lighting studio/classroom, Senior Edit Suites, 5.1 Surround/ADR Post-Production Suite and a TV Studio/Soundstage.

Use the Latest Technology

Six Reasons to Study Digital Cinema at JBU

Reason #2

Use the Latest Technology

Film gadgets are cool and JBU has many of them: Canon C300, Panasonic AF100 and DLSR cameras from Canon & Nikon, Cine-Prime Lenses, Chrosziel & RedRock Micro mattebox and follow focus rigs, Steadicam, Jib with Remote Head, Slider, Dolly and Track, cinematic lighting (ARRI, KinoFlo, etc.), and so much more.

Make Movie

Six Reasons to Study Digital Cinema at JBU

Reason #3

Make Movie

Beginning the first semester, digital cinema students work with other students to create short films, in various key roles informed by their progressive studies, or even intern with regional indie film crews. This culminates in the production of a senior cinema project that becomes the centerpiece of a professional portfolio.

Tour the World

Six Reasons to Study Digital Cinema at JBU

Reason #4

Tour the World

Summer Studies trips provide opportunities for students to visit world-famous art collections in Europe, make documentaries in Berlin, participate in adventure filmmaking classes in Alaska and more.

Screen Your Films

Six Reasons to Study Digital Cinema at JBU

Reason #5

Screen Your Films

Choose your favorite projects from the year and display them at JBU’s annual Student Works Show, and see your hard work on the “big screen” when we show senior cinema projects in the Berry Performing Arts Center at the end of each semester.

Experience the Industry

Six Reasons to Study Digital Cinema at JBU

Reason #6

Experience the Industry

Immerse yourself in the wide world of filmmaking for a semester in Los Angeles. Students intern 20-40 hours a week while taking film courses and attending workshops of their choice.

Steve Snediker

Faculty Profile

Steve Snediker

Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, Cinema

Snediker has directed videos for Saatchi & Saatchi X, P&G and Wal-Mart. He loves the power of collaboration.

M.F.A., National University
B.S., John Brown University

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Neal Holland

Faculty Profile

Neal Holland

Associate Professor of Visual Arts

Holland has worked for clients like Coca-Cola, Reebok, Nike and GM. He spends his free time fly-fishing and attempting to capture elusive images that might change the world.

M.F.A., National University
M.A., SW Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Ouachita Baptist University

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Peter Pohle

Faculty Profile

Peter Pohle

Associate Professor of Visual Arts

Pohle has worked as an artist for Campus Crusade for Christ, freelance illustrator, fine artist and as a designer at Dayspring Cards and Hallmark Cards. He frequently leads student study trips to his hometown Berlin.

M.F.A., Syracuse University
B.A., Hochschule der Künste (Berlin)

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Photo: Dustin Solomon ‘01

Dustin Solomon ‘01

Dustin Solomon has always loved movies and escapism. As owner of Mutiny FX, a film post-production and special effects studio, Solomon loves that with imagination and technology you can bring anything to life. He says one of his biggest takeaways from his JBU education was being adaptable and creative problem-solving. Solomon’s company most recently finished special effects and post-production work on “Pirate’s Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson.” “The depth of knowledge you want to get is limitless,” Solomon said. “It’s up to how engaged you want to be. It was a great experience that I would definitely do over again if I had the opportunity.”

Dustin Solomon, Owner Mutiny FX