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Fisher Filmmaker Writing, Directing Short Film

November 29, 2022

Fisher senior, media and communication major, and avid skier Mitch Steedman has always had a passion for filmmaking and cinematography. “I always loved capturing myself and friends in action while skiing over Bristol Mountain,” he said. By combining his skiing hobby with his love for visual media, he found a career path.

Mitch Steedman shots part of his film,

Steedman is practicing cinematography and photography in Rochester, New York, where he has worked on business productions, travel industry promotions, personal and business photography, documentary work, and sports. With more than six years of experience creating content, video, and photo production using drones, advanced lighting, cinematic cameras, and more, he has a copious amount of knowledge and skills for his field.

Some of Steedman’s favorite projects have been his documentary work, but his most recent project, “Knock Knock,” is a short horror film concept that he has had in mind for several years. Steedman originally came up with the idea due to his love for short horror films on streaming services such as YouTube or Vimeo. “I wanted to create a story that allowed the audience to be sucked into a thick atmosphere and just have a good scare,” he said.

After graduation, Steedman is looking at entering into the advertising and media realm as a cinematographer in the Rochester area. To prospective students with similar dreams, Steedman urges students to “just create, find what style you enjoy, and dive into it!”

To learn more about Steedman’s work, visit his website.

This article was written by Grace Valenti ’24, an English major at St. John Fisher University. Completing a Certificate in Public and Professional Writing, Valenti also serves as the PR Writing intern in the Office of Marketing and Communications.