Student films win awards

Two student films produced in a single documentary film production course at Rowan University last spring have each won first-place trophies in the student category of the CINE Golden Eagle Awards.

Focusing on members of the Rowan Jazz Band, who used unconventional instruments French horns, marimbas, bassoons to play jazz, "Tonal Colors" was produced by Samantha Cresson of Franklinville and directed by Geoff Nichols of Cinnaminson.

The crew also included Salvatore Randazzo of Deptford (sound and lighting).

"Broken Glass," which was supported by a $12,000 grant from Rowan's Center for Addiction Studies, focuses on crystal meth addiction. The film has been distributed to all 54 New Jersey colleges and to hundreds of high schools.

The film was produced by Jennah Trocchia of Point Pleasant and directed by Jon Waller of Lanoka Harbor. The crew also included Will Matthews of Clayton (camera and editor).

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Date Published: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 (All day)