Media Professionals Lead Workshops for Students
Asbury students gathered in the Andrew S. Miller Center for Communication Arts Saturday for a series of workshops presented by four media professionals. The workshops are part of a slate of activities celebrating the dedication of the new building.
The workshops included sessions on public relations, presented by Susanna Elliott ’07; media and missions, presented by Sarah Leckie ’03; producing television, presented by D.T. Slouffman ’97; and the Christian actor, presented by Jeff Rose.
Leckie, a communications missionary with One Mission Society, drew from her experiences traveling overseas to share with students. “There’s a right way and a wrong way to do missions and missions media,” she said. “Christ’s way is to say, ‘I’m just here to share with you how to have a better life.’ It’s amazing the doors my camera has opened to sharing the gospel.”
In the workshop on producing television, Slouffman called on his experiences as well. Treating students to a peak at an upcoming series premier he’s been working on, he opened the floor for questions about storytelling and producing TV shows in volume.
With the perspective of having years of experience working with major networks under his belt, Slouffman found himself becoming emotional at the thought of the opportunities the new Miller Center will offer Asbury students, he said.
“There is no place else that has this stuff,” he said. “I don’t think the students will realize what they have here until they get in the real world and realize it’s not as good.”