Chatham University

Media Arts Faculty and Staff

Kristen Shaeffer

Kristen Shaeffer

kshaeffer@chatham.edu
Broadcast Studio Manager & Instructor
Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham : 2005

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Education

Publications

  • Installation: “TAG,” (artist), D0.YOU.ND3R5T@ND? at Future Tenant Art Space, Pittsburgh, PA (2010)
  • Video: Nello, (director & editor), Indie Memphis Film Festival, Memphis, TN; Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX; Experiments in Cinema Film Festival, Albuquerque, NM; Allegheny College Student and Alumni Film Festival, Meadville, PA; Athens International Film Festival, Athens, OH; Three Rivers Film Festival, Pittsburgh, PA (2008 & 2009)
  • Video: Greetings from Pittsburgh: Neighborhood Narratives, (co-creator & executive producer), Fifteen screenings in venues throughout Pittsburgh (2008)
  • Installation: “Confessional 2006,” (artist), Media Tonic 3, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA (2008)
  • Video: Forty-Six AKA White Grey Matter, (writer & director), 3rd Annual BRAFest, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA (2007)
  • Video: I Love A Parade!, (writer & director), Frederick Festival of Film, Frederick, MD; Film Kitchen Annual MiniFest, Pittsburgh, PA; Best of Festival Benefit, Frederick, MD; Portland International Short Short Film Festival, Portland, OR; Pittsburgh Filmmakers Media Tonic 2, Pittsburgh, PA; Filmstock International Film Festival, Luton, UK (2005 & 2006)
  • Video: Cold Call, (writer & director), Semifinalist, Film Kitchen Annual MiniFest, Pittsburgh, PA (2004)
  • Video: Drawn to Storytelling, (director), The National Storytelling Conference, Chicago, IL; The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, The Three Rivers Storytelling Festival and Film Kitchen, Pittsburgh, PA (2003)

Certifications

Awards

  • Best Alumni Experimental Film, Allegheny College Student and Alumni Film Festival, Meadville, PA (2009)
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation Grant (2008)
  • Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative Grant (2008)
  • Pittsburgh 250 Community Connections Grant (2007)
  • Best in Show, Chatham University Juried Student Art Show, Pittsburgh, PA (2006)
  • Best Experimental Film, Chatham University Arts First Festival, Pittsburgh, PA (2006)
  • Silver Award Winner for Direction, 27th Annual Telly Awards (2006)
  • Best Overall and Best Creative Achievement, Frederick Festival of Film, Frederick, MD (2005)
  • Best Overall, Film Kitchen Annual MiniFest, Pittsburgh, PA (2005)
  • Allegheny College Wakefield Prize, for outstanding achievement in the field of mass communication (2003)

Organizations

Achievements

  • Juror, Pittsburgh Filmmakers First Works Grant, 2008

Presentations

  • "Greetings from Pittsburgh: Neighborhood Narratives," Filmmakers' Corner on WQED, Pittsburgh, PA (2010)
  • Apple Authorized Final Cut Pro 6 Level One Certification Course (2009)
  • "Pittsburgh 250: Making the Connections," Pittsburgh, PA, Panelist (2008)
  • The Sprout Fund’s Hothouse, Pittsburgh, PA, Featured Project (2008)
  • Apple Authorized Final Cut Pro 6 Level One Certification Course (2008)
  • Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA, Final Cut Pro 6 Workshop (2008)
  • Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, Artist Talk, (2006)
  • Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA, Artist Talk, (2006)
  • Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA, AVID Workshop, (2005)
  • Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA, Artist Talk, (2003)
  • Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA, Final Cut Pro 3 Workshop, The Western Pennsylvania Television and Video Teachers Consortium (2003)
  • Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, Final Cut Pro 3 Workshop, (2003)