Melissa Bruno

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"Gelardin has proven to be an invaluable resource to my classes. The Final Cut tutorial in the Picchi Lab allow students to learn FCPX hands on- which is not easy to do in a regular classroom. Also, access to equipment allows more students on campus to make films."

Melissa Bruno is a filmmaker living in Washington, DC. She has a BFA in film & video from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA in cinema from San Francisco State University. She has taught film production courses at Georgetown for the past three years and is also the Media Technologist for the FMST program. She is responsible for overseeing the technological needs of the program.

For Intro to Filmmaking (ARTS 181) & Narrative Filmmaking II (ARTS 282)
students are assigned several projects:

  • Photo Film: Students make short film using only still images and sounds effects (music).
  • Long Take: Students film one long continuous short- only sound editing is allowed.
  • Scene Recreation: Students choose a scene from a feature film and recreate it shot for shot.