Chatham University

Film and Digital Technology Faculty and Staff

Kristen Lauth Shaeffer

Kristen Lauth Shaeffer

kshaeffer@chatham.edu
Assistant Professor of Film and Digital Technology
Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham : 2005

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Education

Publications

  • 349 (short experimental animation, 3:10) 2016 DCTV + Dance Films Association's Long Legs Short Films, New York, NY; 2016 Movies by Movers, Durham, NC; 2016 Video Art And Experimental Film Festlval, New York, NY; 2016 Film Kitchen, Pittsburgh, PA; 2016 Blue Plum Animation Festival, Johnson City, TN
  • 349 (solo exhibition as March Resident Artist) 2015 at Assemble, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Eye Contact,” (essay) 2015 Undependently Yours: Imagining A World Beyond The Red Carpet
  • camerawork cameraplay (short experimental film, 1:41) 2014 Experiments in Cinema Film Festival, Albuquerque, NM; 2013 Carnegie Museum of Art 2-Minute Film Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pierogies (short documentary, 13:06) 2014 NewFilmmakers New York at Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY; 2012 Three Rivers Film Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Forty-Six (gallery exhibition) 2013 Framed: Independent and Experimental Animation at The MINE Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Forty-Six (short rotoscope animation, 4:09) 2014 Torrance Art Musuem The Darkroom Presents COLOGNEOFF 2014 USA, Torrance, CA; 2013 animateCOLOGNE, Online and European Tour; 2012 Experiments in Cinema Film Festival, Albuquerque, NM
  • Mercury In Tuna (short narrative, 9:45) 2011 NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, Hollywood, CA; 2011 Coney Island Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY; 2012 Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL; 2011 Indie Memphis Film Festival, Memphis, TN; 2012 UFO 0110 International Digital Film Festival, New Delhi, India; 2011 San Jose Short Film Festival, San Jose, CA; 2010 Three Rivers Film Festival, Pittsburgh, PA; 2011 University Film and Video Association Conference, Boston, MA; 2011 Filmmakers’ Corner, WQED, Pittsburgh, PA; 2011 A Night of Altered Reality, Hollywood Theater, Pittsburgh, PA; 2011 Reel Dames Film Festival, Richmond, VA; 2011 Speak Out! Gender in the Arts Film Festival, Washington, PA
  • TAG (installation) 2010 D0.YOU.ND3R5T@ND? at Future Tenant Art Space, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nello (short experimental documentary, 4:46) 2008 Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX; 2009 Athens International Film Festival, Athens, OH; 2009 Three Rivers Film Festival, Pittsburgh, PA; 2009 Experiments in Cinema Film Festival, Albuquerque, NM; 2008 Indie Memphis Film Festival, Memphis, TN; 2009 Allegheny College Student and Alumni Film Festival, Meadville, PA
  • Greetings from Pittsburgh: Neighborhood Narratives (feature film, 120 min.) 2008 Fifteen screenings at venues throughout Pittsburgh neighborhoods; 2008 Encore run (five screenings) at the Regent Square Theater; 2009 Featured filmmaker on Filmmakers’ Corner, WQED, Pittsburgh, PA; 2009 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Confessional 2006 (installation) 2008 Media Tonic 3, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA
  • I Love A Parade! (short nonfiction, 2:47) 2005 Frederick Festival of Film, Frederick, MD; 2005 Film Kitchen Annual MiniFest, Pittsburgh, PA; 2006 Filmstock International Film Festival, Luton, UK; 2005 Portland International Short Short Film Festival, Portland, OR; 2005 Pittsburgh Filmmakers Media Tonic 2, Pittsburgh, PA; 2005 Best of Festival Benefit, Frederick, MD
  • Drawn to Storytelling (short documentary) 2003 National Storytelling Conference, Chicago, IL; 2003 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; 2003 Three Rivers Storytelling Festival, Pittsburgh, PA; 2003 Film Kitchen, Pittsburgh, PA

Certifications

Awards

  • 2016 University Film and Video Association Honorable Mention for Excellence in Animation Filmmaking
  • 2003 Allegheny College Wakefield Prize (outstanding achievement in the field of mass communication)
  • 2006 Telly Awards Silver Award Winner for Direction of Wos Studios’ How-to ‘Toon
  • 2007 Pittsburgh 250 Community Connections Grant
  • 2008 Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative Grant
  • 2008 Pittsburgh Foundation Grant
  • 2008 Proclamation from City of Pittsburgh, Greetings from Pittsburgh: Neighborhood Narratives Day

Organizations

Presentations

  • 2016 Virtual Reel Talk at Salamanca Moves
  • 2016 University Film and Video Association Conference Film Response
  • 2014 Chatham University Faculty Lecture Series, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2012 Three Rivers Film Symposium Cross-Cutting: Legacies of Women’s Independent Film Panelist
  • 2011 University Film and Video Association Conference Film Response
  • 2011 Featured filmmaker on MCB News, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011 Featured filmmaker on Live from the Vuk, ACTV, Meadville, PA
  • 2011 Featured filmmaker in MovieMaker Magazine online
  • 2011 Chatham University Faculty Lecture Series, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2008 The Sprout Fund’s Hothouse Featured Project
  • 2011 ACTION! Video Production from Concept to Completion at the Building Change Film Festival
  • 2008 Robert Morris University Final Cut Pro 6 Workshop
  • 2008 Community Connection’s Pittsburgh 250: Making the Connections Panelist
  • 2006 Robert Morris University Artist Talk
  • 2006 Allegheny College Artist Talk
  • 2005 Robert Morris University AVID Workshop
  • 2003 The Western Pennsylvania Television and Video Teachers Consortium Final Cut Pro 3 Workshop
  • 2003 Robert Morris University Artist Talk
  • 2003 Allegheny College Final Cut Pro 3 Workshop
  • 2003 Allegheny College AcCOMPlishments Undergraduate Thesis Presentation