Feb 05, 2013


(Franklin, Tenn. - May 16, 2011) - - - Columbia State Community College's Commercial Entertainment Department students recently wrote and produced a student video entitled "Thanks, Columbia State!" The inspiration for the video came from student Seth Teegarden whose younger brother and friends had recently participated in a video project for their church.

"Their video was so well done and creative, I had to have one of my own," remarked Teegarden. "A video about Columbia State was absolutely fitting."

As part of Columbia State's Digital Music Production class, Teegarden was assigned to write three original songs and present the recordings as part of the final project. Teegarden wrote "Thanks, Columbia State!" as part of this final project and also presented it to his Advanced Songwriting class.

Teegarden immediately jumped at the opportunity to take his original song and develop it into a music video with fellow Commercial Entertainment students.

"As thanks to our teachers and everyone at Columbia State, we thought we would show our appreciation with a video," explained Teegarden.

The video was a surprise gift for Commercial Entertainment department faculty and staff. The video features Commercial Entertainment students and was produced with the help of Columbia State's Film Crew Technology students. The music and video is entirely student written and produced.

Video Credits:¨

Director: Katie Peterson
Producer: Seth Teegarden
Editor: Cameron Martin
Writer: Seth Teegarden
Performers: Josh Lowery, Seth Teegarden, Courtney Pierchoski, Kimberly Simmons, Teriney Crawford and John Edmundson.
Camera Operators: Cameron Martin, Katie Peterson and David Loeffler.
Tech Assistant: Matthew Melton
Fog: Nate Scullen
Production Crew: Columbia State Film Crew Technology and Columbia State Commercial Entertainment students.

For more information on the Commercial Entertainment program contact Cathy Hudnall, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Commercial Entertainment at (615) 790-4420 or by emailing chudnall@columbiastate.edu.

For more information on the Film Crew Technology Program contact Read Ridley, Program Director and Instructor of Film Crew Technology at (615) 790-4410 or by emailing rridley1@columbiastate.edu.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. The Williamson County Campus has served Williamson County residents for more than 30 years, and currently serves more than 1,400 students in the various program areas of Nursing, EMT/Paramedic, Business Technology, Commercial Entertainment, and more. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.