Webster University students from assistant professor of Electronic and Photographic Media Aaron AuBuchon‘s Production House class are credited on “Zombies: A Living History,” which premiers on the History Channel Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. EDT.
The students worked with Zombie Squad, an international nonprofit organization that uses zombies as a metaphor for disaster preparation. Zombie Squad promotes disaster awareness and survival as well as charitable work for the Red Cross and other nonprofits.
The group stresses the importance of emergency preparation awareness and works with local communities around the globe to teach them what is needed to survive crises such as natural disasters or man made disasters.
The Webster class first made a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the organization’s seminar in August, which led to several of them also working for the crew shooting the show for the History Channel. Each of them receives an Assistant Camera credit on the show, and Webster University is also credited as the crew used gear from Webster’s School of Communications.
The crew of Webster students includes several Video Production majors, as well as one Audio Production major, one Animation major, and two Film majors. The students are: Chris McMillan, Sarah Williams, Miya Norfleet Aiken, Pete Hess, Sean Barber, James Mulwa, Morgan Gaw, Marie Enger, Robert Colinares, Matt Taylor, Chris Pickup and Ivan AuBuchon.
Directed by David Nicholson, the documentary explores “the origins of the living dead and what makes them more relevant than ever before.”