Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Computer Graphic Technology Students Develop Public Service Video for PEN (Prison Enterprises Network)

March 8, 2014

PEN, a division of the Indiana Department of Correction, manufactures goods and provides services using offender labor through the Indiana prison industries. PEN's mission is to equip offenders for successful reentry through meaningful work and career development while operating in a self-sustaining manner.

Becky Deeb commented, "This project will benefit PEN by increasing partnerships, increasing sales and increasing awareness for our mission. The larger community of Indiana will benefit as PEN trains offenders for post release employment, reducing recidivism, making Indiana safer and saving taxpayer dollars."

Working with Becky Deeb, the PEN New Enterprise Development Manager,
Christian Rogers, Assistant Professor in Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue School of Engineering & Technology at IUPUI, and eight of his students, developed a promotional video for PEN during the Fall 2013 Semester as part of a video technology class.

Working in teams, the students visited 3 adult correctional facilities (Plainfield, downtown Indianapolis, and Kokomo) to video work assignments and conduct offender interviews. Each student submitted their own preproduction planning, conducted video shoots and created a version of the final piece.

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