Networking and the Film Industry

I am lucky enough to have a project mentor who specializes in the genre of film that I am producing. I took Robert Clift’s Making the Documentary course as a 2nd year student, and learned a lot about the genre from both the filmmaker and the audience’s perspective. I reached out to Robert because he…

June 25th Progress Report

I am working on a documentary about the Hill District and its difficult past with urban development, gentrification, and more. At this point, I can finally start the production portion of the project. This scale of a project is something that I had not yet attempted, and with that comes more challenges in pre-production and…

Caleb Bender introduces: Stories from the Hill

My name is Caleb Bender (he/him). I am a Film Production and Mathematics double major going into my 4th year at Pitt. As a freshman, I was immediately attracted to Pitt’s film program. Through film you can study history, language, culture, philosophy, and more, but I found a particular attraction to documentary filmmaking. Perhaps completely…