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ON SET - Kevin Campbell (LACM '10) at work in the California film industry. He is shown in the foreground with fellow members of a lighting crew he is working with in the film industry in California. Campbell stayed in California to seek work in the film and entertainment production industry after graduating with his four year degree from Ithaca College where he had transferred after completing his 2-year program at SUNY Broome. (Photo courtesy Kevin Campbell)



     Behind some of the bright set lights of Hollywood’s production industry is SUNY Broome alum Kevin Campbell (’10 Communications and Media Arts). He is working on the crews of high profile commercials and shows, on the path to his career goal of working full time in the film industry. After SUNY Broome Campbell transferred to Ithaca College (’12 B.S. Cinema and Photography), where his curriculum included a final semester internship in California’s film industry.
     After graduation he stayed in California, using his new contacts to find production jobs on a variety of shoots including the 2013 AT&T commercial promoting the new Nokia phone with the 41 megapixel camera.
     “On the AT&T set I was a ‘juicer’ (electrician). My job was to power the set and run the lights,” said Campbell, who also worked as a ‘juicer’ on the film “Bullet”, a crime drama starring Danny Trejo, released in February 2014.
     Campbell has worked on sets in the California desert, in Las Vegas and even had an offer to travel to South Africa, but wasn’t able to get a passport in time.
     “I feel like I’m where I want to be. I want to do bigger jobs and bigger things,” Campbell said. “In this business it’s about what you know. You gain experience, then you grow with your skills to work into jobs on the bigger sets.”
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