Pittsburgh s c h o o l
Filmmakers film • photography • digital media
w i n t e r /s p r i n g c l a s s e s
ja n u a ry 17 - a p r i l 30, 2012
412.681.5449 pghfilmmakers . org
cover photo: Richard Kelly, faculty
photo above: Shelley Lipton, student
all uncredited photos are by Pittsburgh Filmmakers staff
Table of Contents
4-5 About Us
6 Short Courses
6 Library Workshops
7-16 Regular Course Offerings
Acting for the Camera..................................................10
Acting for the Camera: Advanced Techniques...........11
Advanced Digital Editing Techniques........................8
Advanced Digital Photography.....................................14
Advanced Photography Seminar..................................15
OPEN HOUSE Advanced Sound: Recording and Post-Production...10
Monday, December 5 and The Art & Business of Voice-Over Narration...............11
Wednesday, March 21 Basic Digital Photography.....................................14
On Mon., Dec. 5 and Wed., March 21, Pittsburgh Film- Black and White Photography I....................................13
makers will host Open House events from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Black and White Photography II...................................14
During these evenings the public and all prospec- Black and White Photography III..................................14
tive students receive guided tours of Pittsburgh Documentary Production............................................10
Filmmakers’ educational facilities and exhibition Electronic Cinematography......................................9
spaces. Everyone has the opportunity to meet
Film Genre: Television Horrors...................................12
the instructors and the education staff and to see
Film Production I.............................................................7
many of our classes in session. For more informa-
tion or to R.S.V.P. call Catherine Gimbrone at Film Production II...........................................................7
412-681-5449 x 201. Film Thesis I...................................................................12
Film Thesis II.................................................................12
Intermediate Digital Photography.................................14
Highlights: Winter/Spring 2012 Intermediate Web Design.................................................9
International Film History.............................................11
Film, Photography and Internships.....................................................................16
Digital Video Curriculum Introduction to Digital Editing.........................................8
Several new classes have been added or have Introduction to Photography: Darkroom and Digital....13
returned this term including Advanced Pho- Introduction to Screenwriting........................................11
tography Seminar, The Art and Business Introduction to Web Design...........................................9
of Voice-Over Narration, Film Genre: Lighting for Film and Video.........................................10
Television Horrors, Sequence & Series: Motion Picture Fundamentals................................................7
The Photographic Book and Write-Act- Photoshop Foundations................................................15
Produce-Direct. Sequence & Series: The Photographic Book................15
Course descriptions begin on page 7. Studio Lighting...............................................................15
Video Production I...........................................................8
Video Production II..........................................................8
Filmmakers at the center Video Thesis I.................................................................12
classes for Youth
Video Thesis II................................................................12
Filmmakers at the Center offers workshops in
filmmaking, video and photography for children Writing and Producing the Short Script.......................11
and teens. Enrollment is limited, ensuring a small
16-17 Student Opportunities
student to teacher and equipment ratio. Classes
are held at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in 18 Certificate Program
the Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab, a state-of-the- 19 Curriculum
art facility dedicated to the promotion of artistic 20-21 Faculty
excellence in media production and analysis.
22 Registration Form
For questions on the Filmmakers at the Center
program contact Susan Howard at 412-361-0455
ext. 326 or visit pittsburgharts.org.
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Pittsburgh Filmmakers since 1971
Pittsburgh Filmmakers is a non-profit, tax
exempt organization founded in 1971 as an
equipment access center for independent media
artists. Now one of the nation’s leading media
arts centers, Pittsburgh Filmmakers offers one
of the most comprehensive artistic training
programs in the media and photographic arts in
the United States. Students have the opportunity
to share in a broad range of experiences through
seminars, workshops, internship programs,
screenings and exhibitions. Classes may be taken
for credit under the auspices of local colleges
and universities or directly through Pittsburgh
Filmmakers on a “credit transcript” basis (see
“Receiving Credit”). In addition, classes may be
taken for Act 48 continuing education hours.
All classes are also open to the public on a non-
credit basis. Prospective students should have a
high school diploma or GED; high school seniors
may petition for admittance. In 2006 Pittsburgh
Filmmakers (PF) merged with the Pittsburgh
Center for the Arts (PCA, founded 1945).
PF/PCA is committed to the artist and the
advancement of artistic excellence.
Classes, workshops and seminars are taught
at 477 Melwood Avenue in Oakland near the
corner of Baum Boulevard and North Craig St.
Parking is available across the street.
Independent registration (see “Receiving Credit”
for non-independent students) for classes and
workshops may be completed by paying tuition
and fees online at pghfilmmakers.org, or in person
at Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ administrative offices
(477 Melwood Avenue in Oakland) or by mailing
payment to: Registrar, Pittsburgh Filmmakers,
477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
(Registration form is on page 22.) Roster space
is reserved only for students who have paid their
tuition and fees in full. Payment must be made in
full at the time of registration. Early registrants
receive significant discounts (see “Tuition/Course
Fees”). Students who register for advanced classes
must have received a grade of “C” or better in
map: Matt Kambic prerequisite courses. All Pittsburgh Filmmakers
students will be assigned a grade from their instruc-
tors at the end of the course.
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Receiving Credit Winter/Spring 2012 Dates
Classes may be taken for credit by registering classes begin: tuesday, January 17
directly with any of the following schools: Carnegie no classes:
Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, spring break - Monday, March 5-Friday, March 9
Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, classes end: Monday, april 30
Carlow University, Seton Hill University, Point Park
University and La Roche College (which offers a Student Access
four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Film, Video Students of Pittsburgh Filmmakers receive access to
and Media). Students who want to receive credit a complete inventory of production and post-pro-
from other institutions, outside the Pittsburgh area, duction equipment for HD video, super-8 and 16mm
may register directly with Pittsburgh Filmmakers film, still photography, and digital media including a film
on a “credit transcript” basis. Most colleges and sound stage, animation stands, Final Cut Pro digital
universities recognize courses taken at Pittsburgh editing suites, three community darkrooms, individual
Filmmakers and will award credit based on our color and black and white labs, a non-silver printing
transcript. We recommend that you contact the lab and digital imaging labs. These facilities are available
school from which you want to receive credit prior seven days a week for the duration of their courses.
to registering on a credit transcript basis. For more For more information, contact our Equipment Office.
information on how to receive credit please call the Students also receive discounts from Apple computer,
registrar 412-681-5449 x 202. significant film laboratory discounts and discounts on
seminars, workshops and screenings at the Melwood
Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ School of Film, Photography
Screening Room, Filmmakers at the Harris Theater
and Digital Media is an accredited institutional
and the Regent Square Theater. Students must pres-
member of the National Association of Schools of
ent positive I.D. at the box office. In some cases,
Art and Design (NASAD).
students are eligible for student production grants
Tuition/Course Fees and motion picture film stock awards offered by
“Non-credit” tuition for each full-length course is Pittsburgh Filmmakers.
$375.00. Non-credit tuition is discounted to $335.00
for all registrants who pay tuition and course fees in Disclaimer
full by Tuesday, January 10. Certificate program Pittsburgh Filmmakers reserves the right to cancel
students pay a flat tuition rate of $375; no additional classes or sections in cases in which inadequate
fees or discounts apply. Classes can be taken on a enrollment makes offering the classes or sections
credit transcript basis directly through Pittsburgh impractical. Faculty assignments are also subject to
Filmmakers at a tuition rate of $1025 for each change. Pittsburgh Filmmakers does not discriminate
42 classroom hour course (the equivalent of three in its programs, activities or policies against students
credits). There is no early registration discount on or prospective students because of race, national
classes taken on a credit transcript basis. In addition to origin, religion, age, gender or physical handicap.
tuition, a course fee ($35 or $70) is charged to cover Pittsburgh Filmmakers reserves the right to exclude
the use of equipment and facilities, software, chemicals from a course or program any student who is
and supplies used in the classroom. Unregistered disruptive of the educational process, including those
students may only attend the first class if per- whose behavior presents a threat to the health
mission has been granted by the Registrar. A and safety of others, or to others’ enjoyment of
limited number of scholarships are now available for and progress in a course or program. Pittsburgh
non-credit students demonstrating financial need. See Filmmakers reserves the right to exclude or with-
page 16-17 “Student Opportunities.” draw any student who, in the discretion of the
school, is academically or intellectually unable to
Refunds participate fully and satisfy the course requirements
Once payment has been made and a space reserved of any course, after reasonable accommodation for
in a class, 20% of the total fee (tuition plus course any disabilities. Students needing accommodations
fee) is completely non-refundable. 80% of the total for disabilities should make the need known to the
fee is refundable until the class has had its first course instructor at the beginning of the course
scheduled meeting. After the first class meeting but so that reasonable and appropriate measures may
before the second class meeting, 60% of the total be taken. Students withdrawn by the school may
fee is refundable. No refunds will be made after the receive tuition reimbursements if the reason for
second scheduled meeting of any class. Tuition and withdrawal was not behavioral or otherwise within
course fees, in whole or in part, are not transferable
the control of the student.
to future terms under any circumstances.
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Digital Cel Animation
Prerequisite: None. 14 classroom hours.
Wednesdays 6:00 - 9:30 2/8, 2/5, 2/22, 2/29 Mougianis
This introductory short course examines the process and
principles of traditional 2-D animation and its application within
a digital environment.While developing a better understanding
of how animation is created, students will become familiar
with the use of Toon Boom software and its many labor-
saving aspects. Toon Boom can be used to animate computer
generated elements or as a tool to assist in hand-drawn
animation (ink and paint), and it can also be used to work in a
3-dimensional space and apply special effects. Grading is based
on assignments, attendance and class participation.This course
can be taken for credit at most of our partner schools. The
non-credit tuition for this course is $145.
Make-up for Film and Video
Prerequisite: None. 14 classroom hours.
Wednesdays 6:00 - 9:30 3/21, 3/28, 4/4 & 4/11 Staff
In film and video, make-up is used to create a distinctive “look” for an actor, but it must be subtle enough
to look natural even in extreme close-up. Students learn the proper application of facial and body make-up,
what a make-up kit should contain and the responsibilities of the make-up artist on the set. Though the
course will touch upon special effects make-up, the focus is on naturalistic make-up design. Grading is based
on assignments, attendance and class participation. This course can be taken for one credit at most of our
educational partner schools. The non-credit tuition for this course is $145.
Filmmakers in the libraries
Screenplay Basics at Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Non-credit only. Tuition $145.
This class addresses the fundamentals of screenwriting with an emphasis on short format storytelling.
Students will concentrate on screenplay structure, formatting, character development and dialogue while
creating a script for a short film or a scene from a longer film. Students will also view and discuss scenes
from current films and learn about screenplay marketing.
Tuesdays 6:45-8:45 pm 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10 Heidekat
Screenplay Plot Development at Monroeville Public Library
Non-credit only. Tuition $145.
This class covers screenwriting fundamentals with an emphasis on plot development. Each student will write
a script for a short film or a series of scenes from a longer film. Students will view and discuss scenes from
current films, focusing on process of developing a screenplay’s plot, from creating a compelling storyline
to expanding it to include a set-up, plot twists and a resolution. Various genres such as mystery, adventure
and comedy will also be discussed.
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 Heidekat
Screenplay Character Development at Shaler North Hills Public Library
Non-credit only. Tuition $145.
This class covers screenwriting fundamentals with a focus on character development. Each student will write
a script for a short film or a scene from a longer film. Students will view and discuss scenes from current films
with an emphasis on the methods used to establish and shape both primary and secondary characters.
Mondays 6:00-8:00 pm 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/30 Heidekat
No online registration for library classes, call 412-681-5449 x 202 for information or to register.
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Film, Digital and Video
NOTE: Classes marked with 4 are entry level Film Production I
Prerequisite: Motion Picture Fundamentals. 42 classroom hours.
courses, there is no prerequisite for these courses.
FLM 106 A Mon 2:00-5:00 Lewis
FLM 106 B Tue 6:00-9:00 Lewis
4 Motion Picture Fundamentals: This course is designed to develop proficiency in the
standard procedures of filmmaking and the use of
Film and Digital Video equipment. Students participate in shooting two 16mm
Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours.
films, editing and building soundtracks. Basic aspects of
FLM 101 A Mon 6:00-9:00 Kenlon
FLM 101 B Tue 10:00-1:00 Zavala cinematography, lighting, sound and editing are covered,
FLM 101 C Tue 6:00-9:00 Abrams including the use of 16mm cameras, sound equipment and
FLM 101 D Wed 2:00-5:00 Howard digital editing software (Final Cut Pro). Student projects
are viewed and critiqued in class. Outside work is nec-
Filmmaking Emphasis essary for planning, shooting and editing. All equipment
FLM 101 E Wed 6:00-9:00 Bonello is provided, but students pay for their own film and lab
expenses. Grading is based on each student’s films, exams
Digital Video Emphasis on technical basics and class participation. In addition to
FLM 101 F Thu 6:00-9:00 Bonev tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.
Motion Picture Fundamentals is a hands-on introduction Film Production II
Prerequisite: Film Production I and any one of the following: Cinema-
to key photographic concepts and the core concepts tography; Lighting for Film and Video; Technical Directing; Directing
of self-expression with moving images. Students shoot Actors; Introduction to Screenwriting; Sound for Film and Video;
photographs, digital video and motion picture film to Advanced Digital Editing Techniques. 42 classroom hours.
learn the basic principles and techniques of light, compo- FLM 206 A Thu 6:00-9:00 Staszel
sition, camerawork, editing and storytelling.All equipment
is provided, including 35mm still cameras, mini-DV videoIn this advanced 16mm filmmaking class students make
cameras, super-8 film cameras and digital workstations individual films with the instructor’s approval and close
with Apple’s Final Cut Express editing program. Those supervision. Each student writes a treatment and a
unfamiliar with Mac OS should consider taking “Introduc-script and prepares a detailed budget for a single 16mm
film. Issues of sync sound and digital post-production
tion to Digital” prior to or concurrent with this course.
are covered. A fully edited film with edited soundtracks
Students pay for film, videotape and lab costs. Grading is
based on student projects and written exams. In addition(voice, music, sound effects, etc.) must be completed by
to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged. the end of the term. All projects are shot on film, but
students have the option to edit using traditional film
Please note that there are three variations on editing methods or in a digital format using Final Cut
this course, each with a slightly different empha- Pro. Students should bring a written film treatment to
sis. Motion Picture Fundamentals: Film and Digital the first class. Extensive outside work is necessary. All
Video gives equal weight to filmmaking and to equipment is provided, but students pay for their own
digital video. In the Filmmaking Emphasis section film and lab expenses. Grading is based on the quality
students work more with film than with digital video of the student’s work, completing various stages of the
and in the Digital Video Emphasis section students work process on a schedule and one written exam. In addition
more with digital video than with film. However, stu- to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.
dents are exposed to all media in all sections.
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Film, Digital and Video
Video Production I 4 Introduction to Digital Editing
Prerequisite: Motion Picture Fundamentals 42 classroom hours. Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours.
VID 115 A Tue 6:00-9:00 Mougianis DIG 112 A Mon 2:00-5:00 Heistand
VID 115 B Wed 2:00-5:00 Cantine DIG 112 B Thu 6:00-9:00 Heistand
In this hands-on course students acquire the skills
required to design, shoot and edit video. The class This course is designed to familiarize students with
combines demonstrations, lecture, exercises, projects the possibilities that digital technology offers for
and critiques. Emphasis is placed on visual and aural the manipulation of still images, sound, and motion
expression through technical mastery of the video pictures. After introducing beginners to the Macin-
medium. Topics include digital camera operation, light- tosh Operating System, the course allows students
ing, audio recording, scripting, non-linear editing, special to use Final Cut Express to edit video and sound
effects and audio mixing. Students are expected to focus and Photoshop to manipulate still images and text.
on designing and producing an effective final project. Access to Macintosh computers with the necessary
Grading is based on the quality of work produced and software is provided. Grading is based on assign-
performance on written exams. All necessary equip- ments, a written exam and class participation. In
ment is provided but students must supply videotape. addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.
In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.
Video Production II Advanced Digital Editing Techniques
Prerequisite: Video Production I and any one of the following: Prerequisite: Film Production I or Video Production I.
Electronic Cinematography; Lighting for Film and Video; Technical 42 classroom hours.
Directing; Directing Actors; Introduction to Screenwriting; Sound DIG 315 A Tue 6:00-9:00 Cantine
for Film and Video; Advanced Digital Editing Techniques.
42 classroom hours. In this course, students will explore the possibilities of
VID 212 A Thu 6:00-9:00 Cantine digital post-production. Lectures will discuss a variety
of editing styles and examples from short and feature-
This course challenges students to explore video lan- length films. Students will work with Apple’s Final Cut
guage while producing a more ambitious work through Studio software to develop proficiency in editing tech-
improved technical skills, including digital modes of niques, simple effects, color correction, sound design,
post-production. It integrates hands-on demonstra- as well as output options for a variety of platforms.
tions, lecture, exercises, projects and critiques. Students Grading is based on assigned editing projects, student
use digital video cameras along with Final Cut Pro presentations, and participation. In addition to tuition
to produce a final project. Topics include advanced a $70 course fee is charged.
lighting and audio recording, digitizing, non-linear edit-
ing, time code, digital audio mixing, and final output.
Grading is based on the quality of work produced and
performance on written exams. All necessary equip-
ment is provided but students must supply videotape.
In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.
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Film, Digital and Video
4 Introduction to Web Design Technical Directing
Prerequisite: Familiarity with MAC OS. 42 classroom hours. Prerequisite: Motion Picture Fundamentals. 42 classroom hours.
DIG 202 A Mon 6:00-9:00 Burgess FLM 225 A Wed 6:00-9:00 Vituccio
This course provides students with the foundation to Basics of designing and directing scenes for motion
build web pages using current technologies. During the pictures are addressed in this course. Some of the
course students will be introduced to the process of problems discussed include the relationship of film to
modern web design, its languages, tools, theory and reality, the meaning of cinematic techniques, continuity,
history. Students come away from the class with an shot selection, cut selection and visualization techniques.
understanding of HTML & CSS, basic usage of Adobe The format is a combination of lecture, screening and
Illustrator & Photoshop and WYSIWYG editors. Other interactive group exercises. Students participate in
lecture topics include interface usability, internet security, analyzing and reworking scenes from well-known films.
and the business of the internet. Grading is based on Extensive outside work is necessary, including attending
web sites created for class, assignments and an exam. In current films to discuss directorial issues. Grading is
addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged. based on written exams, practical exercises, homework
and class participation. In addition to tuition, a $35
Intermediate Web Design course fee is charged.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Web Design. 42 classroom hours.
DIG 330 A Thu 6:00-9:00 Burgess Electronic Cinematography
Prerequisite: Video Production I. 42 classroom hours.
This course builds on the designing and HTML program-
VID 317 A Tue 6:00-9:00 Caloiero
ming skills learned in the Intro to Web Design class.
Students will practice creating CSS (Cascading Style This course will cover advanced video technology and
Sheets)-based websites. The class will also explore the professional techniques of videography. Emphasis will be
Dreamweaver tool set in depth, and learn tips and tech- placed on image quality, meeting broadcast specifications
niques for working within the framework of a browser. for video and audio, and double-system audio recording.
Database connectivity, scripting and e-commerce are Professional-quality video cameras will be covered
introduced for students who want to pursue web design extensively. Grading will be based on written exams,
even further. Grading is based on assignments, projects in-class production exercises, and an oral presentation.
and class participation. In addition to tuition, a $70 course Though students will be asked to shoot video in class,
fee is charged. this is not a production course; the cost of materials will
be included in the $70 course fee.
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Film, Digital and Video
Lighting for Film and Video Prerequisite: Video Production I or Film Production I or
Prerequisite: Film Production I or Video Production I. permission of the instructor. 42 classroom hours.
42 classroom hours.
VID 320 A Mon 6:00-9:00 Zavala
FLM 234 A Mon 6:00-9:00 Rutkowski
This course guides students through the planning,
In order to demystify the problems involved in lighting shooting, and editing of a documentary. The course
for motion pictures, students participate in a variety builds on production skills common to all video and
of lighting and shooting situations. Among the topics filmmaking by introducing techniques unique to non-
covered are: the differences between lighting for film fiction film, such as vérité (observational) shooting,
and for video, light sources, light metering, lighting styles interviewing and using archival material. The class will
and tools. Excerpts from classic and contemporary films confront the ethical issues that arise when real people
and videotapes are viewed and discussed. Students are are presented on screen. Throughout the course, we
encouraged to show their current or previous work will view and analyze recent documentaries, with the
aim of understanding how reality can be captured
in class for the purpose of addressing lighting issues.
and shaped in cinematically powerful ways. Students
Grading is based on written exams, homework and
have the option of working with the news outlet
participation. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee PublicSource to produce research-based video for
is charged. the website publicsource.org or may choose any form
of documentary for their final projects. Grading is
Advanced Sound: based on practical exercises, a written exam, a final
Recording and Post-Production project and class participation. In addition to tuition,
Prerequisite: Sound for Film and Video or by permission. a $70 course fee is charged.
42 classroom hours.
FLM 360 A Wed 6:00-9:00 Benedict 4 Acting for the Camera
Prerequisite: None. (Filmmaking or acting experience is highly recom-
This course will build upon the principles and techniques mended.) 42 classroom hours.
covered in “Sound for Film and Video.” Lectures and FLM 241 A Mon 6:00-9:00 Early
projects deal with more complex production and post
production issues that apply to both film and video This course is designed for actors who would like to
improve their craft by better understanding the differ-
projects. These include multiple microphone recording,
ences between acting for the stage and acting for the
recording and editing of multi-shot scenes and picture/
camera, and for film and television directors who would
sound production techniques. Voice over, dialogue
like to work more effectively with actors. Contrasts
replacement, sound effects and foley recording will
between stage and screen acting in specific shooting
also be covered. Much of the course will be devoted scripts are examined and followed with appropriate script
to developing advanced editing and mixing techniques study, character analysis and exercises in film acting tech-
using the Pro Tools digital audio workstation. Grading niques. Each class includes a lecture, videotaped examples
is based on written exams, practical exercises, assign- of performances for analysis and practical experience in
ments and class participation. In addition to tuition, a working before a camera. Course requirements include
$70 course fee is charged. outside reading, preparation and rehearsal of scenes
for taping in class, outside viewing of film and television
programs and written analyses of performances. Grading
is based on performance, effort and written analyses. In
addition to tuition, a $35 course fee is charged.
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Film, Digital and Video
Acting for the Camera: Writing and Producing the Short Script
Advanced Techniques Prerequisite: Introduction to Screenwriting. 42 classroom hours.
Prerequisite: Acting For the Camera. 42 classroom hours. FLM 308 A Thu 2:00-5:00 Monahan
FLM 341 A Mon 6:00-9:00 Rawson This course is designed to take students through the
This course will explore some of the special problems process of writing and planning a short film. Students
and challenges facing motion picture and television actors. will produce a film treatment and then multiple drafts
Designed for actors and others who are serious about of a script for a film, as well as work through critical
developing their skills in front of the camera, the course phases of pre-production such as budgeting, creating a
will concentrate primarily on dramatic acting. Classes will shooting script, storyboarding, casting, securing locations
include lecture, videotaped examples of performances, and acquiring necessary permissions and clearances.
discussion and analysis. Readings, homework, outside Students are expected to participate in critiquing and
viewing of films and television programs and preparation responding to the written work of others in the class.
and rehearsal of scenes are required. Grading is based on Significant outside work is required. Grading is based on
performance, advancement in skills, effort and participa- the quality of the script, the quality of pre-production
tion. In addition to tuition, a $35 course fee is charged work and materials, and class participation. In addition
to tuition, a $35 course fee is charged.
4 The Art and Business of
Voice-Over Narration 4 Write-Act-Produce-Direct
Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours.
Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours.
FLM 120 A Thu 6:00-9:00 Monahan
FLM 130 A Tue 6:00-9:00 Hartman
No matter what your goals are in film, you’ll work in a
This intensive course is designed for people who would
collaborative art form. Understanding inter-related disci-
like to pursue a career as a trained voice actor.The class
plines is crucial to making a successful film.Writers need
covers all the aspects of creating professional voice
to know what it takes to produce a particular sequence;
recordings as well as creating a successful business
directors need to know how to talk to actors; producers
plan and marketing yourself as a voice talent. Initially,
need to be able to stay true to a script while maintain-
students analyze existing voice-over narrations, finding
ing their budget; actors must be able to read scripts for
material best suited for their own voice and recording
action, and they need to understand the psychology of
a finished demo. Class demos involve vocal warm-ups,
directors. Students will experience a little bit of every
microphone techniques and breaking down scripts in
discipline in this course, spending three weeks dedicated
order to make the copy suit each individual student.
to each area and the final two weeks of the term pull-
Other topics include picking a studio, an engineer and an
ing it all together. Grading is based on assignments and
agent, packaging your demo and finding work. Grading is
class participation. In addition to tuition, a $35 course
based on assignments, class participation and the finished
fee is charged.
demo. In addition to tuition a $35 course fee is charged.
4 Introduction to Screenwriting 4 International Film History
Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours.
Prerequisite: None. (Motion Picture Fundamentals recommended.)
42 classroom hours. FLM 104 A Wed 6:00-9:00 O’Sullivan
FLM 228 A Tue 2:00-5:00 Heidekat This course puts into perspective the birth, development
FLM 228 B Wed 6:00-9:00 Heidekat and evolution of the foreign film, concentrating on the
As an introduction to writing for film and video, this influence of political, literary and theatrical traditions,
course combines theory, analysis and practical exercise. culture and Hollywood on film art from individual nations.
Screenwriting basics are covered including story, struc- Topics covered will include technical and stylistic advances
ture, scene, character, dialogue and action. Students in the German and French silent cinemas, the theory and
develop stories, scenes, and characters and examine practice of montage in Soviet films, French cinema of the
the ways in which these elements can be combined in a 1930’s, Italian neo-realism, the auteur theory, films of the
screenplay. Writing for documentaries is also discussed. new wave and contemporary European, Asian and third
Students are required to see selected current films for world cinemas. Grading is based on written exams, class
discussion. Considerable outside work is necessary. participation and attendance at screenings. In addition to
Grading is based on the quality of the writing assignments, tuition, a $35 course fee is charged.
homework and class participation. In addition to tuition,
a $35 course fee is charged.
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4 Film Genre: Television Horrors
Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours.
FLM 270 A Thu 6:00-9:00 Howell
This course serves as a critical examination of the
aesthetics and history of the horror genre as a television
phenomenon. The course samples key examples of
television horror, drawing from early broadcast shows
like Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone,
examining more overtly horrific offerings such as Tales
From the Crypt and tracking the genre’s evolution into
more contemporary series like the groundbreaking
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and current cable offerings True
Blood and The Walking Dead. Students analyze the style
and forms of narrative particular to television while
considering the historical and industrial changes in
televisual horror that have resulted in strong female-
centered series and provocative representations
of race, gender and sexuality. The course will be a
combination of lecture and discussion with required
readings and in-class screenings of excerpts and
episodes. Grading is based on two written exams, one
analytical paper and participation. In addition to tuition
a $35 course fee is charged.
Film Thesis I Video Thesis I
Prerequisite: Film Production II and Cinematography. Prerequisite: Video Production II and Electronic Cinematography.
42 classroom hours. 42 classroom hours.
FLM 403 A Wed 6:00-9:00 Cantine/Lewis/Zavala VID 403 A Wed 6:00-9:00 Cantine/Lewis/Zavala
(Note: This class is taught as a combined section with Video Thesis I.) (Note:This class is taught as a combined section with Film Thesis I.)
This course allows students to develop their advanced
This course allows students to develop their
video making skills. Students create one video
advanced filmmaking skills. Students create one 16mm
film over the course of one academic year (two project over the course of one academic year (two
semesters). During the first semester (Film Thesis I) semesters). During the first semester (Video Thesis I)
students prepare scripts and budgets and do all of students prepare scripts and budgets and do all of the
the preproduction for their project. Beyond writing preproduction for their project. Beyond writing and
and planning, the student is responsible for doing all planning, the student is responsible for doing all principal
principal photography and syncing and assembling photography and syncing and assembling all material
all material by the last class. Extensive independent by the last class. Extensive independent production is
production is required.The instructors serve primarily required. The instructors serve primarily as advisors.
as advisors. Students should bring a first draft of a Students should bring a first draft of a script to the
script to the first class. All equipment is provided but first class. All equipment is provided but the students
the students pay for their own film and laboratory pay for their own production expenses. Grading is
expenses. Grading is based on the quality of the based on the quality of the student’s production work.
student’s production work. In addition to tuition, a $70 In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.
course fee is charged.
Video Thesis II
Film Thesis II Prerequisite: Video Thesis I. 42 classroom hours.
Prerequisite: Film Thesis I. 42 classroom hours. VID 404 A by appointment Staff
FLM 404 A by appointment Staff
This course is a continuation of Video Thesis I.
This course is a continuation of Film Thesis I. Students Students edit and do all post-production for the video
edit and do all post-production for the film that was that was shot during Thesis I. In order to complete
shot during Thesis I. In order to complete this course this course the student must have an exhibition-quality
the student must have an Answer Print of the film, or an digital video master, and show a copy in an approved
exhibition-quality digital video master, and show a copy
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Thesis Screening. Grading is
in an approved Pittsburgh Filmmakers Thesis Screening.
based on the quality of the student’s finished work and
Grading is based on the quality of the student’s finished
work and the ability to meet deadlines. In addition to the ability to meet deadlines. In addition to tuition, a
tuition, a $70 course fee is charged. $70 course fee is charged.
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photo by: Anthony Roscoe, student
Motion Picture Fundamentals 4 Black and White Photography I
Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours. Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours.
Please refer to description and class listing
PHT 111 A Mon 2:00-5:00 Staff
on page 7. PHT 111 B Tue 10:00-1:00 Tohara
PHT 111 C Tue 6:00-9:00 Matolcsy
4 Introduction to Photography: PHT 111 D
PHT 111 E
Darkroom and Digital
Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours. Designed to give an awareness and understanding of the
PHT 150 A Mon 6:00-9:00 Kendall technical and aesthetic aspects of photography as a fine
This basic class introduces beginning photographers art, this is a practical and theoretical course. Through a
to analog and digital methods of producing images series of lectures and labs, students learn the process of
using both 35mm and digital single lens reflex cameras. seeing (making an exposure) and craftsmanship (making a
Students learn the common fundamentals of camera photographic print). Some shooting assignments include
controls and composition as well as the differences using depth of field, light as subject, the self portrait and
between digital capture and film exposure. Through portraiture. 35mm cameras for this class are available
lectures, demonstrations and hands-on lab sessions for checkout at the equipment office. Students are
students become adept at digital and darkroom print expected to purchase their own film and photographic
processing. Shooting assignments emphasize ways of paper. Grading is based on assignments, written exams
seeing and using the formal aspects of composition to and a final portfolio. In addition to tuition, a $70 course
create interesting images. Students should have their own fee is charged.
digital SLR camera, a few digital SLRs are available for use
during the semester. Grading is based on assignments,
written exams and a final portfolio. In addition to tuition,
a $70 course fee is charged.
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4 Basic Digital Photography
Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours.
PHT 120 A Mon 6:00-9:00 Hosking
PHT 120 B Tue 2:00-5:00 Kelly
PHT 120 C Wed 2:00-5:00 Blum
PHT 120 D Thu 6:00-9:00 Vitone
This class introduces students to the fundamentals
of photographic art using digital imaging techniques.
Working with digital cameras, Macintosh computers and
Epson ink-jet printers students will complete a number
of assignments that emphasize camera controls, print
quality, composition and subject matter. Class lectures
and demonstrations will cover exposure, quality of
light, the use of Light Room for digital file management,
image manipulation and digital printing. The class will
also be exposed to the work of contemporary and
historical photographers. Students should have their
own camera, a few digital SLRs will be available for use
during the semester. Grading is based on assignments,
Black and White Photography II written exams and a final portfolio. In addition to
Prerequisite: Black and White Photography I or Introduction to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.
Photography: Darkroom and Digital. 42 classroom hours.
PHT 211 A Mon 6:00-9:00 Tohara Intermediate Digital Photography
PHT 211 B Thu 2:00-5:00 Abramson Prerequisite: Basic Digital Photography or Introduction to Photography:
Darkroom and Digital. 42 classroom hours.
This production course is an extension of Black and PHT 240 A Tue 6:00-9:00 Burke
White Photography I. Students learn to visually articulate In this class students expand their digital processing skills
their ideas and discuss their work and the work of others while continuing to develop their photographic vision.
through group critiques. Students should have basic tech- After reviewing some basic Photoshop tools the class
nical skills and knowledge of camera mechanisms, film lectures focus on the use of Light Room for image editing
developing and printing.The course is designed to refine and adjustments, basic color management, monochrome
these fundamentals and explore other, more complex and color digital printing. Other topics covered are using
issues in photography. Assignments and critiques focus HDR, preparing images for the web, creating contact
on content, long exposures, fine grain versus grainy film sheets and archiving files. Shooting assignments over
and medium format cameras. Fiber printing, archival the course of the semester reinforce the use of these
preservation, matting and an introduction to digital scan- techniques while encouraging students to build on their
ning and printing are also covered. Considerable outside personal photographic style. Grading is based on class
work is necessary to complete the assignments. Grading participation, written exams and assignments. In addition
is based on assignments, final portfolio and attendance. In to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.
addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged. Advanced Digital Photography
Black and White Photography III Prerequisite: Intermediate Digital Photography or permission.
42 classroom hours.
Prerequisite: Black and White Photography II or Intermediate Digital
Photography. 42 classroom hours. PHT 320 A Wed 6:00-9:00 Spradlin
PHT 311 A Tue 6:00-9:00 Abramson Building on methods and tools explored in Intermediate
Digital Photography, this course offers advanced
Students in this black and white class learn advanced photographic concepts. Through demonstrations and
exposure and development techniques, along with readings, students learn to make complex selection
advanced darkroom and digital printing methods as and color correction, texture maps, advanced layering
they work on individual projects. While photographing and masking principles. In addition, students learn to
one subject or idea for the entire semester students make custom color profiles for their favorite paper
learn how their imagery evolves in the creative process. and printer along with essentials of digital color
The class format consists of lectures, demonstrations, management. Emphasis is on the development and
laboratory time and critiques. Class discussions cover exploration of a personal vision and the creation of a
subject matter, optimum print size, editing, sequencing digital portfolio. Grading is based on class participation
and presentation. Students are also introduced to and the completion of individual projects. In addition to
large format digital printing. Extensive outside time is tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.
required. Grading is based on assignments, the final
portfolio and attendance. In addition to tuition, a $70
course fee is charged.
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Photoshop Foundations Advanced Photography Seminar
Prerequisite: Black and White Photography I or Basic Digtal Prerequisite: Intermediate Digital Photography or Black & White
Photography or Intro to Digital or Motion Picture Fundamentals Photography II. 42 classroom hours.
or permission. 42 classroom hours.
PHT 351 A Thu 6:00-9:00 Abramson
PHT 220 A Mon 2:00-5:00 Boyd
PHT 220 B Wed 6:00-9:00 Burke This self-directed seminar is for students who want
An introduction to the Macintosh Operating System and to learn the process of creating a personal portfolio.
Adobe Photoshop, this class helps students explore digi- It is designed to allow students creative freedom to
tal imaging as a method for manipulating and presenting define and develop both technical and aesthetic goals.
their work. Techniques covered include scanning, image Class time includes lectures, demonstrations and group
retouching, correction and manipulation, printing and critiques. The slide lectures will present an overview
creative use of layers, selections, and masks.Assignments of contemporary art photography covering topics such
include restoration, digital colorizing of black and white as personal documents, social documents, constructed
imagery and digital color printing. Grading is based on imagery and manipulated work. Students produce a
class participation, assignments and individual projects. In series of twenty exhibition ready photographs, write
addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged. an artist’s statement and resume, make a CD of their
work and submit that work for exhibition by the end
Studio Lighting of the term. Grading is based on extensive outside
Prerequisite: Black and White Photography II or Intermediate Digital assignments, participation in class critiques and the
Photography. 42 classroom hours.
final portfolio. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee
PHT 251 A Thu 6:00-9:00 Kelly is charged.
This production course in studio photography will
emphasize artificial lighting techniques, using both hot
lights and electronic flash units. Both film and digital
capture will be discussed in class along with other topics
such as painting with light, lighting ratios and character
studies. Assignments include white background
portraiture, environmental portraiture and a variety
of still life/tabletop set-ups. Considerable outside work
is required to complete assignments. Students will
have access to 4x5 and medium format cameras or
they may use their own equipment. Grading is based
on attendance, assignments and the final portfolio. In
addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.
Sequence and Series:
The Photographic Book
Prerequisite: Intermediate Digital Photography or Black & White
Photography II. 42 classroom hours.
PHT 313 A Mon 6:00-9:00 Wade
Intended for photographers who already have a series of
photographs in progress, this class covers the essentials of
photo book production. Students learn to edit and layout
a cohesive series of photographs into a final printed book
that will be published through print-on-demand sites, such
as Blurb or Lulu. Lectures and critiques will cover the
photographic image, principles of layout, design, sequenc-
ing, editing and the history of the photo book. Students
study the history of the photographic book including
William Henry Fox Talbot’s Pencil of Nature, Robert Frank’s
The Americans as well as recent publications by regional
photographers. Designers and photographers with pub-
lished books will be guest lecturers. Grading is based on
attendance, participation and the final completed book.
Students must provide their own materials, including the
cost of printing one book. In addition to tuition, a $70
course fee is charged.
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photo by: Sarah Shank, student
Independent Study in Film, Photography or Digital Media
By Appointment. Equivalent to 42 classroom hours.
FLM 299; VID 299; PHT 299; DIG 299
Advanced students may elect to study film or video production, photography or digital media on an inde-
pendent basis by: 1) securing the permission of the instructor with whom you wish to study; 2) writing
a preliminary proposal for your independent study; 3) discussing your proposal with your instructor
and finalizing it by completing an Independent Study Contract. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is
Internships in Film, Photography or Digital Media
By Appointment. 126 hours.
FLM 298; VID 298; PHT 298; DIG 298
Working in consultation with a faculty member, advanced students wishing to pursue careers in film, video,
photography or digital media have the opportunity to work with independent media artists, film, video,
audio or television production companies, or to work with art directors, gallery curators, photographers
and printers while earning college credit (3 or 6 hours). This program is designed to give students valu-
able experience in their chosen field of study outside of the college and classroom environment. Before
registering, interested students should contact the Internship Coordinator, Will Zavala.
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Pittsburgh Filmmakers Scholarship Programs
Scholarships are available to new and continuing low-income students who wish to study at Pittsburgh
Filmmakers. The Scholarship program is open only to non-Certificate students taking full-semester classes
on a non-credit basis. A scholarship covers all or part of the tuition and course fees for a single class in a
single semester. Awards range from $100 to $405. Students must apply for each individual semester.
First-time students can apply to the Scholarship Program for New Students. Students who have taken at
least one semester-length class at Pittsburgh Filmmakers can apply to the Continuing Student Scholarship
program to attend intermediate or advanced classes.
Applications and guidelines are available at http://pfm.pittsburgharts.org/scholarships or contact John
Cantine, Scholarship Coordinator at 412-681-5449 x 215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pittsburgh Filmmakers First Works Grant
The Pittsburgh Filmmakers First Works Grant is designed to assist beginning film and video makers in
creating a polished first work, which can then be used as sample work to secure future funding. Through
this, we hope to encourage a new generation of artists with new perspectives on life and art. Several
cash awards of up to $1,000 are given out once every year in the spring.
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Eastman Film Award
Eastman Kodak has made it possible for Pittsburgh Filmmakers to award 16mm film to students in our film
production classes. This grant is intended to support projects that will be completed, and any current student
who is working on a film begun in a Pittsburgh Filmmakers production class can apply. This is a competitive
grant and only the most promising work will receive film stock. Several awards of up to 1600’ each are given
out every semester.
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Emerging Photographers Grant
The Pittsburgh Filmmakers Emerging Photographers Grant is designed to assist photographers in creating
a polished portfolio which can then be used to secure future exhibitions. Several cash awards are given
out once every year in the fall.
Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts provide a forum for members to share ideas,
discuss new technologies and participate in the governance of the organization. During the year, there
are three quarterly meetings and an annual meeting. As an Access Member, film, video, photography, digi-
tal, printmaking, ceramics and facilities are available to Access Members who are proficient in their use.
Members also receive support from the Artist Services Department, which keeps you informed about
the vibrant arts community. Interested in becoming an Access Member? For details contact Jasdeep
Khaira, Artist Services Director, 412-681-5449 x 246 or email@example.com.
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Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ students may earn a Certificate in Film Production, Digital Video or Photography
by completing a program of twelve full-length required courses (504 total classroom hours)on either a
non-credit or a credit transcript basis. Certificate Students must earn an overall grade point average of “B”
(3.0) or better. In core requirement courses, a maximum of one “C” grade will be accepted. In addition,
students must present an exhibition-quality copy of Thesis level (Film or Digital Video) or Advanced course
level (Photography) work in a Pittsburgh Filmmakers public Thesis show. Information packets, including
a Certificate Program Handbook and an Application Form, are available from the Registrar. Students are
eligible to apply after completing two courses at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. There is a nonrefundable applica-
tion fee of $40. The course requirements for the respective Certificate Programs are as follows:
Film Production Digital Video Photography
(504 total classroom hours) (504 total classroom hours) (504 total classroom hours)
core requirements core requirements core requirements
Motion Picture Fundamentals Motion Picture Fundamentals Motion Picture Fundamentals
Film Production I Video Production I B&W Photography I or
Film Production II Video Production II Basic Digital Photography
Cinematography Electronic Cinematography B&W Photography II or
Film Thesis I Video Thesis I Intermediate Digital Photography
Film Thesis II Video Thesis II B&W Photography III
Color Photography I or
technical theory electives technical theory electives Advanced Digital Photography
(choose 3) (choose 3) Studio Lighting
Introduction to Screenwriting Introduction to Screenwriting View Camera Techniques
Script Development Script Development Photoshop Foundations
Advanced Screenplay Workshop Advanced Screenplay Workshop
Sound for Film and Video Sound for Film and Video history/theory electives
Advanced Digital Advanced Digital (choose 1)
Editing Techniques Editing Techniques History of Photography I
Lighting for Film and Video Lighting for Film and Video History of Photography II
Producing for Film and Video Producing for Film and Video
Technical Directing Technical Directing technical theory electives
Directing Actors Directing Actors (choose 2)
Non-Silver Printing I
history/theory electives history/theory electives Experimental Camera
(choose 2) (choose 2) Experimental Darkroom
American Film History American Film History Advanced Photo Seminar
International Film History International Film History Color Photography II
Elements of Film Elements of Film Advanced Digital Photography
Experimental Film/Video Art Experimental Film/Video Art
Introduction to Film Theory Introduction to Film Theory general elective
and Criticism and Criticism Choose one full-length
(42 classroom hours) course from
general elective general elective Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ curriculum
Choose one full-length Choose one full-length
(42 classroom hours) course from (42 classroom hours) course from
Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ curriculum Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ curriculum
Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Certificate programs are accredited by the National Association of
Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Department
of Education, Division of Private Licensed Schools.
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This represents all courses currently in our curriculum.
Most of these courses are offered on a regular, rotating basis.
Film and Video
Motion Picture Fundamentals Directing Actors
Film Production I Introduction to Screenwriting
Film Production II Script Development
Film Thesis I Advanced Screenplay Workshop
Film Thesis II Screenwriter’s Master Class
Video Production I Script Analysis
Video Production II Writing and Producing
Video Thesis I the Short Script
Video Thesis II Introduction to Digital
Cinematography Digital Effects and Compositing
Electronic Cinematography Advanced Digital Effects
Acting for the Camera and Compositing
Acting for the Camera: Advanced Digital Editing Techniques
Advanced Techniques Introduction to Web Design
The Art of Auditioning Intermediate Web Design
Write-Act-Produce-Direct 3-D Computer Animation
Animation Basics Flash Animation Multimedia
Crew Production Workshop DVD Authoring
Documentary Production Elements of Film
Advanced Documentary Production Experimental Film/Video Art
Voice-over Narration The Film Director (Hitchcock,
Make-up for Film and Video Fassbinder, etc.)
Lighting Fundamentals Film Genre (Horror, Film Noir, etc.)
Lighting for Film and Video American Film History
Producing for Film and Video International Film History
Introduction to Audio Introduction to Film Theory
Sound for Film and Video and Criticism
Advanced Sound: National Cinemas (Italy, Japan, etc.)
Recording & Post-production Independent Study
Technical Directing Internship
Motion Picture Fundamentals Digital Color Management
Black and White Photography I Photo Restoration
Black and White Photography II The Photographic Book
Black and White Photography III Fine Print Workshop
Color Photography I Non-Silver Printing I
Color Photography II Studio Lighting
Introduction to Photography: Studio Lighting II
Darkrom and Digital Experimental Camera
Basic Digital Photography Experimental Darkroom
Intermediate Digital Photography Documentary Photography
Advanced Digital Photography Zone System
Advanced Photo Seminar View Camera Techniques
Photoshop Foundations Portrait Photography
Design Foundations for Photographers History of Photography I
Digital Still Camera History of Photography II
Digital Image Output Independent Study
Digital Black and White Printing Internship
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Adam Abrams Mike Bonello Frank J. Caloiero Teresa Heistand
BA, Philosophy & B.A. Penn State University. B.A., Communications, B.A., Film Studies, Uni-
History of Mathematics, Independent media artist; Duquesne University. versity of Pittsburgh.
St. John’s College. Film- exhibited at the Warhol Cameraman and director Independent digital artist;
maker, educator, obsolete Museum and the Mattress for broadcast programming, freelance video producer,
equipment technician, and Factory; regional exhibits in music videos and com- editor, writer; 2D and 3D
former board member of Brooklyn, Buffalo, Louisville mercials; editor for national graphics.
Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and Murphreesboro, TN. public television.
Curator of Jefferson Susan Howard
Presents, a micro-cinema Kamen Bonev John Cantine B.A., Film Produc-
since 2000. M.F.A. Film and TV, M.F.A. Film Produc- tion, Penn State Uni-
National Academy for tion, Ohio University, versity. Director of the
Sue Abramson Theater and Film Arts B.F.A. Creative Writing, Annie Seaman’s Media
B.F.A., Maryland Insti- of Bulgaria. Independent Carnegie Mellon Univer- Arts Lab; film/videotape
tute College of Art. She photographer and cinema- sity. He is an Associate editor for industrials and
is an Associate Professor tographer; Lecturer in fo- Professor at Pittsburgh public television, including
at Pittsburgh Filmmak- rensic photography, BPA; Filmmakers. He is also co- 12 years as the editor of
ers. Award-winning fine Underwater visual media author of the filmmaking Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
art photographer; exhibited specialist for UNESCO textbook, Shot By Shot: A
nationally and internation- research team; Visual media Practical Guide to Film- Barry Howell
ally; published Extended artist of Ensemble Palimp- making, a freelance video M.A., University of Pitts-
Frames (1981); included in sest group, performing inter- editor and script consul- burgh. Teaches courses
the collection of the Carnegie nationally. tant, and an independent on film analysis, politics
Museum of Art. film and video artist. His and film, television analysis,
Jeffrey Boyd videos and current class and writing about film at the
Karen Antonelli B.F.A. Carnegie Mellon information can be found University of Pittsburgh;
M.F.A., Vermont College University. Award winning at johncantine.com. editorial assistant for an
Exhibits regionally and Graphic/industrial designer, internationally acclaimed
internationally. Instructor Grant Paul Design, Inc.; David Early syndicated cartoonist;
at the Art Institute of Former manager of the M. Ed, University of Pitts- participated in conceptual
Pittsburgh. Works in corporate design group for burgh. Actor, director, with arts projects with the multi-
photographic media and PPG Industries; Won first international acting credits, media arts group Bewegung
installation; included in ever digital imaging award most notably Silence of the Nurr, based in Berlin and
many private collections. by the Printing Industry of Lambs. Dresden, Germany.
Tim Benedict Amy Hartman William Judson
Certificate, Audio Tech- Derek Burgess Studied at New York Uni- M.A., Art History, Oberlin
nology, Brown Institute. B.S. Graphic Design, The versity and Hunter Col- College. During doctorate
Director of Audio Art Institute of Pittsburgh lege. Produced hundreds at Yale, held Fulbright-Hays
Services, Summit Film Designer/Developer, Serial of demo cd’s; producer Fellowship to France for film
Lab; Sound recording, Entrepreneur, and Docu- and director with NPR studies; former Curator of
editing and mixing for mentary Producer; Views and for regional radio and Film and Video, Carnegie
video, film and multi- the world in Cascading television spots; national Museum of Art; on the fac-
media; extensive exper- Style Sheets. voice-over spots include ulty of Fine Arts, University
ience with fundamental American Express, Pepsi, of Pittsburgh; panelist for
recording technololgies Jim Burke Levi Jeans, McDonald’s several state Arts Councils
and techniques as well B.A., Psychology, Point and many others; appeared and the NEA.
as the continuing digital Park College. Graduate in Emmy-winning Titanic
evolution. study at Rochester Institute documentary; member Rich Kelly
of Technology; member and of S.A.G; A.F.T.R.A. and President of American Soci-
Mary Jane Bent past President of Photo Actor’s Equity Association. ety of Media Photographers,
B.A. Mount Holyoke Col- Imagers Guild of Pittsburgh; former director of Photog-
lege. FreelanceMphotog- exhibits nationally. Lorraine Heidekat raphy, WQED Multimedia;
rapher; Manager, Photo- B.A.,Journalism, freelance photographer,
graphic Services CIDDE Duquesne University. Forbes, Time Inc., Glamor,
University of Pittsburgh; Emmy-winning freelance Parenting;exhibits regionally.
Instructor, Carnegie Mellon writer of industrial video-
University; published re- tapes, television commer-
gionally and nationally; cials and documentaries;
exhibited regionally. award winning playwright.
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Seth Kenlon Nancy Mosser Mary Rawson Dylan Vitone
Designer of render tests B.A. Speech Communi- M . F. A . T h e a t r e A r t s : MFA Massachusetts
for Final Cut and Xserve cations, Broadcasting, Acting, Point Park Univer- College of Art. Assis-
for Apple Inc, multimedia Penn State University. sity.Independent filmmaker tant Professor, Carnegie
artist, journalist, filmmaker, Owner/Casting Director, and Emmy award-winner. Mellon University; exhibits
writer, package maintainer Nancy Mosser Casting; TV/ Writer/producer of dramas nationally and regionally at
for Slackbuilds and Slack- Film Production; casting of and documentaries shown Museum of Fine Art Florida
ermedia Linux actors and extras for feature on PBS and A&E. Film, State University, Notre
films, television movies and television, and stage actor. Dame University, Blue Sky
Brady Lewis programs, national, regional Improv performer, broadcast Gallery, Sean Kelly Gallery;
B.F.A., Film and Televi- and local commercials, coach, member of Pitts- 2004 fellowship winner,
sion, New York University. websites, and corporate burgh Playhouse Repertory Silver Eye Center for Pho-
PittsburghEFilmmakers’ communications. Company, and Cousin Mary tography.
Director of Education; Two- on Mister Rogers’ Neighbor-
time NEA Fellow; seven- Dean Mougianis hood. Proud member of Ralph Vituccio
time Mid-Atlantic Fellow; B.A., University of Pitts- AFTRA, EQUITY and SAG. B.S., Communications
panelist for several state burgh. Freelance video and Psychology, Univer-
and regional Arts Councils producer, editor and writer; Robert Rutkowski sity of Pittsburgh. Pro-
and the NEA; independent computer animator; former B.S., Engineering, Rens- ducer/Director, Film and
producer of motion picture station manager WYEP- selaer Polytechnic Insti- Video, Carnegie Mellon
optical effects; co-author FM 91.3. tute. Partner, The Magic University. Award-winning
of Shot By Shot: A Practi- Lantern, a film/video pro- videographer.
cal Guide to Filmmaking; Carol O’Sullivan duction company; writer,
internationally exhibited B.A., Film Studies, Univer- producer, director. Bill Wade
award-winning short and sity of Pittsburgh. Adjunct B.F.A., Communications,
feature filmmaker. Assistant Professor of Film Michael Schwab Ohio University. Staff
Zsuzsi Matolcsy History at LaRoche College; B.F.A., Kansas City Art photographer, Pittsburgh
MFA, photography, Maine former Assistant Curator Institute. Owner, Kensing- Post-Gazette; freelance
Media College. PA Council of Film and Video at The ton Falls Animation Motion photographer; exhibited
on the Arts Fellow. Exhibited Carnegie Museum of Art; Picture Production; producer, internationally; PA Council
locally, nationally and inter- freelance writer. director, animator; instruc- on the Arts Fellow; twice
nationally; included in the tor at the Art Institute of named PA Press Photogra-
collections of the Carnegie Mark Perrott Pittsburgh. pher of the Year.
Museum of Art and the State B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon
Museum of Pennsylvania. University. Fine art and Ivette Spradlin Will Zavala
commercial photographer; M.F.A. Tyler School of Art. MA, Stanford Univer-
William (Buzz) Miller exhibits nationally and Photographer and multi- sity. Media producer &
B.A., University of Pitts- internationally; included media artist. Exhibited freelancer specializing in
burgh. Freelance videogra- in the collections of the nationally and internation- documentaries; works with
pher, editor and AV systems San Francisco Museum of ally. business and institutional
integrator; Installation artist Art, the Brooklyn Museum clients, has credits on pro-
and video designer for live of Art and the Baltimore Brian Staszel ductions for ITVS, PBS,
performance; recent col- Museum of Art; published B.F.A., Film and Televi- MTV, and HBO. Film/video
laborators include Attack two monographs of his sion, NewMYorkMUniver- artist, exhibited in festivals
Theatre and Squonk Opera. photographs, Eliza and sity. IndependentMwriter- nationally, internationally
Formerly designed and inte- Hope Abandoned. director; award-winningM and on public television.
grated multimedia into live filmmaker; interactiveM-
science demonstrations at Tom Persinger multimedia designer and Nancy Zielinski
Carnegie Science Center. BGS, Kent State Univer- videographer for Carnegie M.A. History of Art and
sity. Photographer, writer, Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Architecture, University
Jeff Monahan curator, and founder of f295, of Pittsburgh. Graduate
Writers Guild of America, an international photogra- Kaoru Tohara Certificate, Multimedia,
Actor ’s Equity, Screen phy organization; exhibited M.F.A., Photography, Duquesne University. In-
Actors Guild, American Fed- in numerous galleries in the Indiana University. Award structor University of Pitts-
eration of Television and US and Europe; published winning fine art photogra- burgh; exhibits regionally.
Radio Artists; feature films in Photographic Possibilities pher; exhibits regionally and
writer, professional actor, (3rd Edition), Afterimage, nationally.
(Lone Star, Bruiser, Target Ag, Black and White Pho-
Earth); screenwriter, Hits, w/ tography (UK), PhotoEd,
Martin Sheen and Spree w/ and View Camera; member
Michael Ironside; Instructor, of Freestyle Photographic’s
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