Zone 3 Productions
Zone 3 Productions is an independent, non-profit film organization at Bryn Mawr College working to create, promote, and advocate the growth of a film community in the Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania area. As students in a media saturated world, we are all highly film literate, yet it is has become exceedingly difficult to acquire professional equipment when it costs almost as much as half our tuition.Although Bryn Mawr College is highly respected for its excellence in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities, we, as a student-led group believe there is a lack of support for a film community on campus. There is definitely a growing interest in pursuing filmmaking as a career among the student body, however, that interest is often shortchanged due to the fewer resources offered here at Bryn Mawr. Although there is a Film Studies Program within the Art History Department, the courses tend to focus more on the theoretical side of film studies rather than the creation, resulting in a deficit of production resources. In order to gain access to the quality of equipment typically used by independent filmmakers, we must depend on nearby colleges such as Haverford or Swarthmore in order to make our productions happen, and even then it is often not possible to get equipment.