New England Tech Instructor Making Movie Magic in Providence

New England Tech instructor Stephen Souza to appear in The 48 Hour Film ProjectNew England Tech instructor Stephen Souza teamed up with Good Natured Dog Productions and Mandy Miller, of SHIFT Communications this past weekend to film their entry for the Rhode Island “48 Hour Film Project.”

After being assigned the genre of “Western,” and a character of “plumber,” the group set off to create movie magic in just one weekend. In just 48 hours the group had to write, cast, and film their flick, which had a time limit of no more than seven minutes. They also had to ensure the film was handed in on time – just one minute late would mean they would be disqualified.

The films entered into the competition – about 30 in all – will be premiering this week at Cinema World in Lincoln, with the winner to be announced on August 17 at the Columbus Theater in Providence.

Digital and Recording Arts Students Put Their Skills To Work In Providence

Providence Public Schools logoOn Friday, May 2, 2013, Quarter 11 New England Tech’s Digital Recording Arts (DRA) students in the Remote Production class produced a video of the Providence Public Schools City Wide Concert performance.

The concert was the culmination of the hard work from the Providence Public Schools music students in grades 4 to 12.

A total of 16 bands performed on four different stages during the two-hour concert. Under the direction of DRA Technology Associate Professor, Mike Davis, the 12 person crew used five cameras with a multi-camera switcher and monitored the audio for the entire concert. “The team was looking forward to the opportunity to record a live concert. Parents of students expressed how many of the students feel their accomplishments get overlooked,” said DRA student and executive producer of the project, Mike Salois. “We wanted to come in and challenge ourselves as well as produce a quality product for them.”

Thanks to John DeTora, Michael Salois, and Ryan Gavin for a job well done!

New England Tech Produces The Big Break Contest Video – Airs During Idol Finale

Cardi’s Furniture and Channel 12’s “The Rhode Show” host a battle of the bands competition each year called the “Big Break Contest“. This year’s winning band, Fly Kite Canvas, received a 60 second commercial (music video) that aired on the American Idol finale on May 16, 2013. Cardi’s produced the commercial and purchased the air time.

2013 Big Break video by New England Tech Rhode Island'

For the past several years, the video has been shot in various locations, but this year New England Tech was approached to produce the video in our recording studio at the East Greenwich Rhode Island campus.

Check out the videos below to see the behind the scenes production and the final product!

Behind The Scenes

The Final Product: Fly Kite Canvas

Special thanks to Tom Strolla, Professor/Department Chair, Video and Audio Production/Digital Recording Arts, for coordinating this project giving New England Tech valuable TV exposure!

New England Tech and Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame Establish Scholarship

Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame logoEast Greenwich, RI  –  Seth Kurn, Executive Vice President at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college has partnered with the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame (RIRHOF) to establish a first-time scholarship award in the amount of $1500.

The scholarship announcement was made on May 9, 2013, at the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame’s Induction Ceremony held at Twin River Casino, in Lincoln, RI.

The Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame Scholarship will be presented in December 2013, to a New England Tech student enrolled in the college’s Video and Audio Production Technology Associate in Science degree program.  Student selection will be based on academic standing and/or faculty recommendation.

As Kurn stated, “Our college community is so pleased to now be associated with the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame.  We are very grateful for its generosity and commitment to those students who are working towards a career in the radio production field.” 

Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students. The college offers over 40 associate, bachelor, and master’s degree programs and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. For more information, please visit or follow NEIT on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and the New England Tech Blog found on the college’s website. 

The Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame was established in 2008 to honor those men and women who have contributed to the 91-year radio industry in Rhode Island. All proceeds raised by the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame benefit local charities. To date, RIRHOF has contributed more than $54,000 to local organizations. For more information on inductees, criteria for membership,  philanthropic partners as well as information relating to RIRHOF charitable causes, please visit

New England Tech Student to Debut Film – July 18, 2013

Movie ticket - new england tech grad promotes his movie in Rhode IslandCome see New England Tech Video & Audio Production graduate Brian Bouyea’s movie premier – Showcase Cinema, Warwick, RI – July 18, 2013.

Additionally, another local Rhode Island filmmaker – Shawn Manchester – will also be premiering a film the same evening.

The night promises to attract many other local film directors, actors and enthusiasts, and will feature a question and answer session for the audience after the films air; as well as an after party hosted in the same building.

In addition to being a great evening out, the event is also expected to be a great networking event for those looking to become involved in the Rhode Island film making industry.

The event is open to the public. To purchase tickets, or learn more about the directors and their films, visit

New England Institute of Technology Presents Back Focus 2013

On May 7, from 10am – 7pm, instructor selected Visual/Audio Production and Digital Recording Arts projects from each quarter of  the past academic year will be showcased in room S249.

Back Focus 2013