As I location scouting for a web series, A Little Help, I stumbled upon a new Event Center. Entering the building a met owner Shawn Gott and manager Angelo Wannithantri. Shawn happened to be an MSU Electronic Media major alum and was interested in helping us out as a casino location for the web series. While shooting there, Shawn and Angelo both mentioned we should shoot a cooking competition. 319 Event Center had formerly been an open kitchen restaurant and they could create the kitchen setup for us.
The Media, Journalism and Film dept had the multi-camera field shooting capabilities. Through a grant from the Faculty Center of Teaching and Learning, and matching funds from the College of Arts and Letters and the Media, Journalism & Film department, we were able to purchase enough lights and other equipment to create an on-location sound stage to create the Show Me Chefs set. Each season we have added equipment and lights we need to make a better show. With our community partners like 319 Event Center, Mama Jeans Natural Market & KOZL-TV we are now creating award winning local programming.
MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT MEDIA, JOURNALISM & FILM
1147 East Grand Street
Springfield, Missouri 65897
MSU, Craig Hall, Room 376
q +1 (417) 836-5218