Moon Township, Pa. -- Robert Morris University (RMU) Media Arts Department has produced yet another ground-breaking student to the ranks of its Alumni. Recent graduate, Donald “DJ” Klinefelter has been chosen to help produce a five-to-10 minute film for New Perspective, Pittsburgh region’s leading video, audio and interactive development company.
“This year, we’re very excited to announce that Robert Morris student senior, Donald “DJ” Klinefelter will be joining us in May for six months to produce his short film, FIXING A HOLE,” said, Mark Fallone, VP Production and Development for New Perspective. “DJ joins us with an exceptional body of work in his portfolio for such a young filmmaker,” added Fallone. “All of us are confident he’s going to work hard to craft a unique film.”
During Klinefelter’s six-month residency, he will be exposed to the business of film and video production, advanced technologies and fundamental production techniques at New Perspective. He will also connect with some of Pittsburgh's most talented and experienced producers, directors, cinematographers and post-production professionals, many of whom are members of New Perspective’s nearly 30-person staff.
“DJ was an excellent student in all of my classes, and I am not surprised that he was awarded this residency at New Perspective. This will be a wonderful opportunity for DJ to get his first script as an RMU graduate produced and it only helps to demonstrate what talent we are cultivating in the Media Arts Department,” said RMU Media Arts Professor Carolina Loyola-Garcia. “It is such a privilege to witness how our students are going out into the world and finding their way to shine on their own while taking the name of RMU with them.”
Previously, Klinefelter was awarded the prestigious Broadcast Education Association (BEA) award for his video, Untitled Keyframe Animation #6, which won first place in the annual Student Video Production Awards in the Animated/Experimental/Mixed category. Klinefelter received his award at the BEA annual conference in Las Vegas.
“RMU has enabled me to take what I’ve learned in the classroom and apply it directly to my career path,” said Klinefelter. “The faculty and staff have helped me to achieve my goals and provide me the opportunity to do anything with my education.”