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  Film students visit renowned lighting tech  
  Kansas City, MO    
November 9, 2010

A group of Avila University film students recently had an opportunity to learn about lighting techniques from one of the most renowned lighting technicians in American filmmaking.

Bill Gilbert, who has produced and managed lighting for some of the best-known movies to come out of Hollywood the last couple of decades, including Twister, A Simple Plan and The Locusts, lectured and gave a brief demo of lighting techniques to professor Ben Meade's Intermediate Production class Nov. 3 at Gilbert's production facility in Kansas City, Mo.

Sadly, Meade said, Gilbert is retiring Dec. 1 … but, not before Meade's students can glean a little more information from a real film-lighting master.

"The students loved it," Meade said, "and we have been invited back a second time before Dec. 1."


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Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.