The Video Studies Program

Offered since 2000 as both a fine arts elective and an after-school activities option in the fall and spring, Blair’s video studies program continues to produce a variety of videos, including documentaries, experimental works and fiction films.

The Blair video curriculum covers both technical and theoretical aspects of the production process, from planning and shooting to editing and post-production. Our students develop practical skills, along with a mastery of visual language. 

Our video facility includes a light studio, a sound-recording area and Mac lab outfitted with Final Cut Pro for editing. Students borrow cameras, lights and sound equipment to produce every part of their films themselves–from sharing their scripts online to designing the covers of their DVDs.

A unique part of the Blair program is its multi-disciplinary nature: Our students make video installations and integrate their video work with music and performance art. 

Since its inception, Blair video has achieved recognition for various projects at the Toronto Teen Video Festival, the Mill Valley (CA) Film Festival, Teen Screen!–the Atlanta (GA) Film and Video Festival, the New Jersey Young Film and Videomakers Festival, the Warren County (NJ) Teen Arts Festival, the Berkeley (CA) Video and Film Festival, Black Maria Film Festival (NJ), the Purple Violet (Kean University) Film Festival, the International Student Film Festival Hollywood (CA), and the Columbus (OH) International Film and Video Festival (The Chris Awards).

For further information, please contact Wendy Schiller, director of video studies, at (908) 362-6121, ext. 5690.

About Blair Video Studies