The Center for Education, Business and Arts (CEBA) is helping “Little Hollywood Shootout” film competition hopefuls get an edge on the competition with a special training session at Southwest Applied Technology College (SWATC).

CEBA is hosting a pre-shootout event, free for those interested in participating in the 49-½ hour digital film competition. The session addresses the basics of shooting short digital videos and will be of value for professionals, hobbyists and business owners interested in integrating digital media into marketing plans.

Phil Tuckett, DOCUTAH Festival Director and Director of the Digital Film Production track at Dixie State College, is bringing his knowledge of commercial and documentary production to Kanab’s SWATC for a training seminar.

The seminar is August 5, 2011, at 1 p.m., at 690 South Cowboy Way, across the street from Kanab Middle School.

CEBA Chairperson Ed Meyer notes, “It isn’t often a small community like Kanab has the opportunity to learn from a legend like Phil. Anyone with a remote interest in shooting digital movies, whether it be for the home or for business, needs to attend this seminar.”

Tuckett has received 30 Emmy awards for shows such as “Football America,” and “Blood from Stone,” that aired on the History Channel. He specializes in pre and post-production skills, as well as lighting, camera, sound and editing. He was producer, director and writer for NFL Films, produced non-sports related programming and music video productions for many artists, including Def Leppard.

Currently Tuckett and his wife Judy own their own production company called Bristlecone Films. His Dixie students have moved into careers of film and television production screenwriting, editing and more, and have received national and international recognition.

Rules, regulations, registration and answers to other questions about the digital media training or the “Little Hollywood Shootout” film competition can be found online at www.littlehollywoodshootout.org or by calling CEBA 435-899-0443.