[box type="shadow"]Editor’s Note: We had our BackChannel debut almost a year ago. With Pigfest 2012 starting tonight, we thought we’d rerun that first edition of BackChannel.[/box]
Today debuts the first installment of BackChannel. We’re collaborating with Lakeland-based NFocus, producer of feature films, corporate videos, commercials, events and more. Working with Lakeland Local staff and area students, NFocus is branching out into spot news and feature production. BackChannel’s mission is to provide exciting and interactive video features that highlight upcoming events, new places, and fun activities for the college age and young professional living in the Lakeland metro area.
“The seeds for the Lakeland Pig Festival were first planted in 1994 when a small group of local businessmen, vacationing in North Carolina, attended a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned barbeque championship in Tryon, North Carolina. As interest grew in the community, then Governor Lawton Chiles signed a request for the formal sanctioning of the Lakeland Pig Festival as a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) State Championship on On November 19,1996. Finally, a date was set to bring a barbeque championship to Lakeland, and on March 21, 1997 the Lakeland Pig Festival was born.” — From Lakeland Pigfest
[box type="shadow"]The BackChannel Film Crew
Producer – Jesse Larson is a producer at NFocus and is currently working on a documentary, “Voices From Mariel”
Camera – Hilmary Gaines, broadcast major at Hillsborough Community College
Host – Kristin Goerl, communications major at Florida Southern College[/box]