Steve Mitchell

Filmmaker, Teacher, and Artist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Steve Mitchell

Filmmaker, Teacher, and Artist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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When I was 10, I got my hands on a video camera for the first time. It was the PXL 2000, made by Fisher Price in the 1980's. It ran on audio tapes and captured small, pixelated moving pictures and sound. I was hooked.

For the past thirty years my artistic and professional lives have been defined by the exploration of the moving image. In the late 90's I began working in video production in Nashville while studying at Middle Tennessee State University.

In the early 2000's I continued my studies at Syracuse University where I worked under some of the world's leading artists and scholars in the areas of experimental and documentary filmmaking. The work I produced was featured in film festivals around the world and was recognized by various awards.

In 2004, along with my wife Serah and our new baby girl Virginia, I made the move from the cold winters of upstate New York to the humid summers of southern Louisiana. I came to work with Baton Rouge Community College to help develop the college’s Entertainment Technology degree program.

During my 12 years at BRCC, we added another daughter, Evie, and a son, Thomas, to our team. We are blessed to now have our Mid City home full of violin practices and the occasional baseball through the front window. In addition to the expansion of my family, my love for our new hometown of Baton Rouge has also continued to grow.

I am always looking for opportunities to tell even more stories about the community that my family and I now call home.

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