Tempe, Arizona (Vocus) October 4, 2007
Robert Agee, an instructor at Collins College, worked behind the scenes on the block buster hit, ÂThe KingdomÂ staring Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner. It opened in theatres this past weekend. It debuted with $17.1 million in box office sales.
Approximately 90 percent of ÂThe KingdomÂ was filmed around Phoenix metropolitan area where Agee lives and works. Universal Studios selected Phoenix to film its Middle East scenes.
Agee, who teaches in the schoolÂs film & video production degree program, was hired to work on the movie as a unit one electrician. Agee and about 12 other people were responsible for the primary lighting for all of the talent for the scenes that took place in a Saudi Arabian city. Agee also constructed parts of the faÃ§ade for the city.
ÂIt was by far the largest movie I have ever worked on,Â said Agee. ÂA typical day on ÂThe KingdomÂ started about 3:00 p.m. and ended about 6:00 a.m. in the morning. Some days there would be about 200 people on set and the next there would be over 2,000.Â
Although ÂThe KingdomÂ is the largest film Agee has worked on behind the scenes, it is not the first. Recent Hollywood projects he has done lighting for include ÂKids in AmericanÂ and the television series ÂTwin Palms.Â
ÂAs Arizona continues to position itself as a film hub and an economical place to make movies, I hope to be even more involved in large projects such as ÂThe Kingdom,Â said Agee.
Collins College offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film & Video Production and an Associate of Arts degree in Digital Video Production.
About Collins College
Collins College, a school of design and technology, provides students with a career-focused education. Approximately 2,000 students from across the nation attend Collins College. Collins offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in game design, visual arts with a major in game art, graphic design, visual communication, interior design, film & video production, and a Bachelor of Science in network technology. Associate degrees are offered in personal computer/network technology, digital video production and visual communication. For more information, visit http://www.collinscollege.edu