LCC Student Wins Emmy Grant For His First Videography Project

Linda Dela Cruz
Wednesday - May 31, 2006
By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
E-mail this story | Print this page | Comments (0) | Archive | RSS | Share

Leeward Community College TV production student Kent Harland accepted a $3,000 scholarship May 20 at an Emmy Awards ceremony in San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts.

This is the eighth Emmy Scholarship since 1989 that has been awarded to a TV Pro student from LCC. The program is co-designed by educators and industry professionals for students seeking television and video jobs at all skill levels.

“It’s surreal,” Harland said prior to the ceremony. “I’m not sure what to expect, and it’s hard to believe my very first project has stood out so much.” He found out the deadline for the scholarship just days before the project was due and raced to finish What Greater Than This,submitting it with only 10 minutes to spare at the post office.

“I thought it was worth a try to send it in, but didn’t really think I had a shot considering all the entries from so many colleges.”

The film concerns a group of friends who lose one of their members to the lure of heroine. They kidnap him, take him to the wilderness and force him to get clean. Harland’s project, including an essay and transcript, won him Best Videography and the Shelly Fay Videography award.

Hawaii students compete with 200 other colleges before San Francisco’s chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Harland won one of four awards. Other winners were from Santa Clara University, Stanford and UC-Berkeley.

Originally from Port Orchard, Wash., and a homeschooler, Harland has lived in Hawaii for seven years. He hopes to pursue film school and may use the money as tuition for his next project.

E-mail this story | Print this page | Comments (0) | Archive | RSS

Most Recent Comment(s):

Posting a comment on requires a free registration.



Auto Login

Forgot Password

Sign Up for MidWeek newsletter Times Supermarket



Hawaii Luxury

Tiare Asia and Alex Bing
were spotted at the Sugar Ray's Bar Lounge