Southeast Missouri State University

Scott Huegerich

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A St. Louis Post-Dispatch review of a documentary on the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis touted the film as “both an archival and technical wonder, ready for worldwide consumption . . . this film is one of the greatest gifts to St. Louis since the Gateway Arch.”

“As a film maker doing a documentary on the city you love, and call home, how can you ask for anything nicer than those words being written about your work?” said Scott Huegerich.

A senior editor/producer/director at Technisonic Studios in St. Louis, Huegerich and a colleague co-produced and directed the documentary, “The World’s Greatest Fair.”

“Working on this film has truly been the highlight of my career thus far,” said Huegerich. “Serving as co-producer/director was an awesome responsibility. We knew that we were creating the definitive documentary on the 1904 World’s Fair, which was one of the defining moments for St. Louis during the 20th century, and that people would possibly be viewing our work for the next 50 years.”

Huegerich had the unusual honor of seeing the documentary premiere, and sell out, at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis.

“It’s unheard of for local film makers to have their film premiere at the Fox,” said Huegerich. “It was one of the only times in recent history that the Fox, which has 4,200 seats, was sold out for a movie,” he said. “I was blown away when I arrived at the Fox and saw a line of people stretching for almost two blocks waiting for the doors to open.”

“The World’s Greatest Fair” was Huegerich and Technisonic Studios’ first endeavor into documentary film making. Huegerich typically works on television commercials and corporate videos, including commercials for some of St. Louis’ largest companies – Anheuser-Busch, Ralston Purina, A.G. Edwards, Ameren/UE, Famous-Barr and Monsanto. During the course of his career, Huegerich has received nine Emmy awards for his work on television programs.

Huegerich feels the education he received at Southeast helped him to succeed.

“My education helped prepare me for a number of different jobs in the industry,” he said. “With the experience and knowledge I gained at Southeast, I was qualified for many positions. It also allowed me to recognize my strong points and which areas of television production I enjoyed the most.”

In addition to his successful educational experience, Huegerich also has fond memories of his entire Southeast experience.

“I remember the people more than anything from my time at Southeast, both the staff and the students” he said. “It is a very easy environment to fit in to because the people are very friendly and unpretentious. The staff was always very friendly and excited about what they were teaching. This enthusiasm helps motivates students to learn more,” he added.

Huegerich encourages future students to pursue a career about which they are passionate.

“If you have a true passion for what you are doing, you will have a successful career,” he said. “Students should strive to be the very best at what they are doing, and believe that they have the ability to succeed.”

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