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BHSU professor and former student contribute to National Geographic television special

 
 Black Hills State University photography professor Steve Babbitt (right) and recent BHSU graduate Randall Iverson are among many people in South Dakota who are eagerly awaiting the premier of a National Geographic Show, Untamed Americas, which includes footage and photographs from Custer State Park.

Black Hills State University photography professor Steve Babbitt and recent BHSU graduate Randall Iverson are among many people in South Dakota who are eagerly awaiting the premier of a National Geographic Show, Untamed Americas, which includes footage and photographs from Custer State Park.

In September of 2010, Babbitt and Iverson joined the traveling National Geographic crew at Custer State Park for a four-day photography and video shoot.  Iverson, who was then a BHSU student, and Babbitt, a well known photographer who has taught at BHSU since 1994, both said working on site with the National Geographic professionals was an exceptional learning experience. The show, Untamed Americas, is scheduled to air June 10 on the National Geographic Channel.

Iverson graduated from BHSU in 2010 and now works as a videographer for a marketing and advertising agency in Rapid City. While he was a student at BHSU he worked on several high profile projects, including assisting with the creation of a video about Sanford Lab for the South Dakota Governor’s Office, and creating a BHSU promotional video, “My School Rocks,” that received national attention.

Babbitt, an exceptional photographer who has been instrumental in the growth and expansion of the mass communication program at BHSU, has an impressive background in fine arts photography and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. In recent years Babbitt has expanded his photography expertise to commercial, architectural, and industrial photography. His  leadership and inspiration in the classroom is evident by the accomplishments of BHSU mass communications graduates.

For details see about Untamed Americas see:  http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/untamed-americas/mountains/

Details about the 2010 video shoot experience.

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