Filmmaker Ralph Clemente to Speak Thursday

September 27, 2010

Film_Maker_Ralph Veteran filmmaker Ralph Clemente, who chairs the Film Production Technology program at Valencia Community College, will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 30, in the Student Community Center about the film industry and preparation for a technical career in films.

The program is free and open to the public.

After a career as a working actor, director, and teacher, Clemente established the Film Production Technology program at Valencia, which began offering classes in 1988. The program gives students the technical skills needed by the film-making industry. Clemente either produces or directs all the films produced at Valencia, and his students often get hands-on experience working in films shot in Florida. Clemente has received the Florida Legends Award from Film Florida, the not-for-profit corporation that promotes the industry in the Sunshine State.

During his visit to Saint Leo, Clemente plans to discuss Florida filmmaking now and in the past, film production education, faith-based films, the renaissance of independent feature films, documentaries, and public awareness projects. He will also answer questions from the audience.

The event is sponsored by The Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library. For more information, contact Carol Moon, outreach librarian, at (352) 588-8261 or