This video story was crafted and produced by digital media students from Anderson University’s Communication Program. As an Assistant Professor of Communication and owner of Rettew Creative, Bobby Rettew led a team of students in the COM 351 Corporate Video Production class to create these stories. This project provided a unique opportunity where students were able to leverage their technical video production skills along with enhancing their soft skills by interacting with clients and connecting with the downtown Anderson business community.
Each class Bobby Rettew shares, “Video production is more than the technical knowledge necessary to capture the story, but also the culmination people management skills and the ‘Tetris’ game of managing all the stakeholders calendars. To find and tell stories, you must know how to work with people and meet them where they are!”
Anderson University Production Team
Jillian Zeltcer – Editor and Producer
Makena Mesenbourg – Editor and Producer
Simon Loftus: Camera operator, director, editor
Katelyn Bass: Producer
Gabe Miller: Camera operator
Bobby Rettew: Professor & Executive Producer
About Bleckley Inn:
The Bleckley Inn is a hotel in the heart of Anderson, SC, owned and operated by Steve Kay. The Bleckley opened in 2011 and offers 22 rooms for visitors and South Carolina locals to utilize for a luxurious getaway nestled in a small town community. In addition to its rooms, the Bleckley offers multiple event spaces that can be booked for weddings and special events.
The Bleckley will continue to host visitors and special events for years to come. Steve Kay plans to eventually pass on the Bleckley to younger generations that are passionate about the Anderson community.
Steve was a kind and hospitable host and clearly showed his heart for the Anderson community. The legacy that he has developed with The Bleckley Inn will have a long-lasting impact.