Upcoming Events

  • April 17
    Opening Night, Shakespeare in Hollywood, 8:00 p.m., Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall. For reservations, call the Theater Box Office @ 240-895-4243 or email boxoffice@smcm.edu. cost: $.
  • April 18-27
    Performances continue, Shakespeare in Hollywood, 8:00 p.m. evenings, 2:00 p.m. matinees, Bruce Davs Theater, Montgomery Hall. For reservations, call the Theater Box Office @ 240-895-4243 or email boxoffice@smcm.edu. cost: $.
  • May 2
    Last day of regularly scheduled classes.
  • May 7
    TFMS Night, 7:00 p.m., a celebration of students' work in theater, performance, and film/media, Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall. Free and open to the public.

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TFMS Alumni
Where Are They Now?

Megan Rippey

Megan Rippey (class of 2008, B.A. women, gender, and sexuality studies, minor in theater studies) recently completed her M.F.A. in acting at the California Institute of the Arts (class of 2013).

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Mark A. Rhoda
For comments about this site or suggestions for its improvement, contact: marhoda@smcm.edu

Filmmaking Resources / Media Production

TFMS resources in media production provide students with access to a variety of video production and post-production technology. Production classes and St. Mary’s Projects have access to Canon Vixia HF-S30 and Canon XA-10 HD cameras, Smith-Victor lighting kits, and Audio-Technica microphones, along with supporting production equipment. Post-production equipment is located in the Montgomery Hall Pro-Lab and the TFMS Editing Room as well as in the Media Center, located on the third floor of the College Library. Film and Media Studies

Montgomery Hall Pro-Lab and Learning Lab: The Montgomery Hall Pro-Lab includes 10 22" Intel iMacs, Adobe CS5 Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks), Maya 2008 Complete, Quicktime Pro, and Final Cut Studio (Final Cut, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack, Compressor) with dedicated JVC SR-DVM600 3-in-1 MiniDV, 40GB hard disk drive, and DVD player/recorder combo decks. The adjacent Montgomery Hall Learning Lab is equipped with 20 17" Intel iMacs, Adobe CS5 Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks), ProTools LE, and several flatbed scanners.

TFMS Editing Room: The digital video lab is a full-featured editing lab that includes two G-5 editing stations with Final Cut Studio (Final Cut, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack, Compressor) and NTSC output monitors.

Media Center, Baltimore Hall Library: The Media Center is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies for classroom and student use as well as a large screening room for the viewing of films. It also includes a dark room, a graphics studio, an audio/video editing and recording studio, and some study carrels equipped with audio-visual equipment. Media services personnel are available to assist students in locating equipment and in operating it safely.

MH 111 screening roomMH 111: A meeting room/screening room for film and media studies classes, MH 111 seats 30+ students and is equipped with brand new film/video projection and sound systems. Special permission from the chair of TFMS is required to book the space for classroom or extracurricular use.

A recent sample of TFMS student filmmaking projects follows:

Self, Designed (2013), an SMP short in film and media studies, by Steven N. Bradford

A Living Museum
(2012), an SMP documentary short in film and media studies about the historical recreation ship, the Maryland Dove, and her crew; The Importance of Being an Oyster: The Marylanders Grow Oysters Program (2011), a documentary produced for the St. Mary's River Watershed Association, by Emily Sillcox

Were They Here before the War? (2012), a 13-minute abstract documentary SMP in film and media studies about Point Lookout State Park, the site of a Civil War camp for Confederate soldiers; The Process of Drone (2012), an experimental documentary short about drone music, by Justin Foreman

One Big Step (2012), an SMP project in photography and secondary education; The Slave Dwelling Project -- Joe McGill (2011), a documentary produced for Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, by Ryan Gugerty

Faces of the Appalachian Trail
(2011), a documentary SMP in film and media studies, by Danny Ruthenberg-Marshall

Ponding: A St. Mary's Ritual Dissected (2011), an SMP documentary in film and media studies, by Jamie Phillips

The Contract (2009), an SMP narrative short in film and media studies, by Alex Vaughan

Finders/Looters (2009), an SMP documentary in film and media studies, by Judy Sellner

You Are Here (2008), an SMP experimental short in film and media studies, by Mike Strittmatter

synthestesia (2007), an SMP experimental short in film and media studies, and A Child's Garden of Irony (2006), an experimental film, by Aaron Brussat

And the roads are really small as well . . . (2006, an SMP documentary short in film and media studies), Mountain Don't (2006, a short fiction film), and A Day at the Gym (2005, a documentary short), by Kristi Lynn Schools

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