A colleague of mine who teaches film production has been using, for
years, the famous GUNSMOKE footage exercise, in which students are given
raw footage from a GUNSMOKE episode from decades ago and given the
opportunity to edit it into some coherent final product.
We have heard that there may be now available, from another source, a
similar exercise available for mass purchase, using a more contemporary
show--like HILL STREET BLUES or L.A. LAW.  If anyone out there knows of
another exercise in use and/or a potential source for that exercise, I'd
appreciate it if you could contact me.
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