My Creative Arts Fellowship Experience

Over the course of this fellowship, I have developed a lot of skills that have helped me in the process of creating this film. One of the most important skills revolved around organization. With a documentary film, there are a lot of moving parts that need to come together in order to create the final…

Creating Creative Networks

A movie is certainly not a one-person job. Surrounding yourself with inspiring individuals will always bolster the final product. In my case, one individual that has been extremely important to my success has been my project mentor. When I first arrived at Pitt, I immediately threw myself into the multitude of resources available at the…

Making Trial & Error Creative

Since the very beginning of my research in January, my documentary’s focus has taken drastic twists and turns to reach the place it is today. The original focus was not about my town at all, but the future of the city right across the Hudson River. I examined multiple New York City industries over the…

My Cohort of Collaboration

When I wrote my proposal back in November of 2020, it was just me and my computer typing away about an idea that intrigued me in the present moment. Since March of that year, all of my academic situations revolved around me sitting at a desk in my room, typing, talking, watching, reading, all on…

Ben Asciutto: “The New, New York City”

Hello! My name is Ben Asciutto, he/him, and I am a rising third year student dual-majoring in Business & Film and Media Studies with an Honors Joint Degree. On campus, I am excited to be the incoming Executive Producer of Pitt Tonight, Pitt’s one-and-only student-run late night talk show. Aside from my academic and extracurricular…