FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sarah DeNisco, a media arts major at Sacred Heart University, is a semi-finalist on the Next Producer TV competition, airing now on NESN, a Boston-based sports network. The winner, to be declared next month, will receive a large cash prize and a job at the network. DeNisco, a senior minoring in political science, entered NESN’s sports video contest in late October. The 22-year-old Connecticut native said she has enjoyed making videos since high school and saw the TV competition as a fun opportunity and motivation to complete her senior project.
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—The University Commons area and adjacent classrooms at Sacred Heart University were a hive of activity Feb. 8 as SHU’s College of Arts & Sciences hosted its inaugural CASCon event. The conference showcased the work of 55 faculty members from multiple disciplines. They formed 15 panels to provide presentations that emphasized the interdisciplinary nature of faculty scholarship and reaffirmed the College’s commitment to faculty scholarship and undergraduate research.
The new technologies of the past two decades have given all of us the tools to make films. You can shoot anything and have it streaming on YouTube within a few minutes. To make something that is of interest to a group larger than your Facebook followers, however, is still an art that can be developed at a film school. "It doesn't matter if you're doing 30 seconds or 30 seasons — on any size screen — what's relevant is how you tell a story," says Damon Maulucci, one of the founding professors at the graduate film school Sacred Heart University launched on its Stamford campus four years ago.