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boston college fine arts department

Although the Film Studies major was started only two years ago, already BC has set itself apart from the other schools in the area by its commitment to maintain itself on the cutting edge of technology.

However, its not just the equipment that makes our program better, it's the people. Boston College's commitment to hiring people that can teach what they do, has been key to graduating students from its ranks that know what they're talking about as well as know what they're doing.

The following is a constantly updating list of BC equipment and personnel:

Boston College Equipment Resources

Fine Arts Department

3 Avid Non-Linear Digital Editing Stations

      • 2 Media Composers
      • 1 Avid Express

4 Digital Video Cameras (3CCD Mini-DV)

      • 3 Canon GL-1
      • 1 Sony DCR VX2000

5 Macintosh G4 Editing Stations

      • Final Cut Pro (Latest Edition)
      • DV Firewire compatible

Other Departments

Interactive Multimedia Lab

      • 8 Sony Digital Hi-8 Cameras
      • 26 Macintosh Multimedia Workstations
      • 2 Final Cut Pro/Adobe Premiere Workstations
      • 2 Sony Mini DV decks

BC Library System

      • Bapst Library
      • O'Neill Library
      • O'Neill Computer Lab

Communication Department

      • Full Television Studio and Sound Stage
      • 1 Avid Media Composer
      • Full Array of Camera and Lighting Equipment


Boston College Personnel Resources

John Michalczyk

John Michalczyk
Prolific filmmaker, Chair of the Fine Arts Department, Director of Film Studies, and Director of the Jaques Salmanowitz Program for Moral courage in Film. Professor Michalczyk is a valuable resource to tap into when it comes to making films about moral courage. In recent years he has made 11 documentary films about conflict resolution and refugee crisis, all of which have been featured on PBS. He is the Author of five books on film history, and was nominated for a New England Emmy in 1996.

Fr. Richard Blake S.J.

Fr. Richard Blake S.J.
Noted Critic and Co-Director of Film Studies, Father Blake is indispensable when it comes to learning about film as an art. He is the distinguished author of many books and articles on film.

Pamela Berger

Pamela Berger
Noted feature filmmaker, Pamela Berger has written and produced three feature films: Sorceress (1988), The Imported Bridegroom (1990), and Kilian's Chronicle (1994).

Charles Meyer

Charles Meyer
Nationally recognized photographer, who has frequently worked with Ken Burns on such documentary series as The Civil War (1994).