Filmmaking at SLU | St. Lawrence University Film and Representation Studies

Filmmaking at SLU

St. Lawrence University supports student filmmaking by providing a general equipment bank from which students can check out cameras, tripods, dollies, lights, shoulder harnesses, and a tripod crane. The NCAT provides a space and editing software support (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere). Videomaking courses are dual-listed between the Art and Art History Department and the Film and Representation Studies Program. Hybrid courses such as Music Video (FILM/MUS 281) include a production component alongside a study of the historical and social contexts of film and video. Students may also propose video projects as independent studies or as SYEs.

The Film and Representation Studies Program sponsors two videomaking competitions each year. In the October 24-Hour Video-Making Competition, four-person student teams are given a theme and have 24 hours to make a short video. Each spring the SLU Student Film Festival provides a venue for students to show their work. The Milo Award is given for the best overall work.