"Titan Terror Project" to Showcase Top 11 Mini-Movies

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Top 11 entries in Westminster College's Titan Terror Project will be showcased Wednesday, Oct. 20, at noon in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center. The program is free and open to the public.

Westminster students, faculty, and staff were invited to make a thriller/chiller/mystery mini-movie that avoided graphic or gratuitous violence or gore. Contestants could use a cell phone or other digital camera to shoot a scary story and edit it with any computer-based software available to them.

The first round of judging pared the original 17 entries to 11 that are being reviewed and voted on by a panel of judges. Westminster's Audio Visual Services will tabulate the votes.

The showcase audience will have an opportunity to screen the 11 finalists and vote for their favorite. Results will be tallied immediately using an electronic polling device currently being used in Westminster classrooms, and over $300 in prizes will be awarded to the grand prize winner, runner-up, and audience choice.

The Titan Terror Project was a collaboration of Westminster's AV Services, Titan Radio, and WCN, Westminster's television station.

To view a promotion clip for the showcase, visit http://youtu.be/puP6fKaoA94.

Contact Brad Weaver, Westminster lecturer of broadcast communications, at (724) 946-7238 (e-mail weaverbl@westminster.edu) or Gary Swanson, Westminster director of AV Services, at (724) 946-7188 (e-mail gswanson@westminster.edu) for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

View the Promo Clip