There’s No Place Like Oz: Digital Project Provides New Take on a N.C. Subculture In Beech Mountain, N.C., you’ll find the Land of Oz–a theme park based on the 1949 [sic] Wizard of Oz film that was operational from 1970 to 1980 and now opens for one weekend per year. This year, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Liss LaFleur and three students–Billy Kaskay ’18, Julia Singley ’15 and Aly Dove ’16–attended the weekend event with cameras in hand. They will tell the story of the park (from their perspectives) at a presentation of their collaborative digital project at 6 p.m., Friday, May 8, in Semans Lecture Hall, Belk Visual Arts Center. The final product includes a four-way, multichannel video reel of footage from the various videographers, synched to a single soundtrack, as well as interviews with people who have worked at and visited the park. The piece will appear on a website dedicated to the project.
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