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A Star is Born: With a Little Help from UNH Students

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4/26/2010 9:08 AM
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West Haven, Conn., April 23, 2010 - University of New Haven (UNH) students helped edit and produce the final episode of MyTV9's "A Star is Born," an entertainment program in which contestants competed to become the next MyTV9 "Star" and win a one-year contract with MyTV9. The entire show was edited at UNH using the Final Cut Pro editing facilities that are part of the Laurel Vlock Center for Convergent Media. The center is an Apple-certified Final Cut Pro training facility, the only certified training facility in the state. 

The show was edited in high definition by Andrei Pop, a senior communications, film and theater student, and received rave reviews by MyTV9 producer Sandy Potter. UNH also received production credit at the opening of the show. In addition, a 3-D animated UNH graphic was produced by students in the 3-D Computer Animation and Modeling class, and a 30-second UNH commercial played at end of the show. 

The winner of the "A Star is Born," competition will receive a one-year paid job on television, appearing in commercials, station promotions, at live events, and will report on events happening around Connecticut. The contestants, ranging in age from their 20s to 70s, spent several minutes in front of a camera to prove that he or she should be the MyTV9 Star.

The final show will be rebroadcast at 4 p.m. on April 24 on MyTV9, and fans may view the entire search for the MyTV9 Star on MyTV9Star.com.

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