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Who We Are
Express Newark was built to be a “third space”—a place where students, faculty, and staff can come together with community residents to express themselves creatively.
Driven by this philosophy, the Community Media Center (CMC), developed by Rutgers University-Newark’s Arts, Culture and Media Video Department, in consultation with community media makers, is a space where Newark-based creatives come together in a state-of-the-art facility to develop, produce and collaborate on projects. CMC was conceived as a place where media makers can share their expertise with each other and the larger community through classes, screenings, internships and professional development opportunities.
What We Do
Recognizing that some filmmakers may not have access to equipment and space, CMC offers year-long residencies to help local creatives overcome these obstacles by providing hi-tech gear, editing systems, and advance software applications needed to produce high-quality content. Equipment ranging from iMac computers with 5k retina display to studio sound speakers—in addition to the latest software such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop—are what residents can look forward to when accepted to a CMC residency. Guidelines for applying for CMC residencies are available here.
CMC curates screenings at Express Newark that are free and open to the public. For a schedule of screenings, explore the “Discover” section below.
CMC is committed to providing opportunities for students to learn the art of filmmaking through hands-on experience. Check the “Opportunities” blog for any upcoming openings.
CMC residents offer regular classes for free to the Newark community. From drone photography to basic video editing, students can gain new filmmaking skills and begin to produce their own media. For more information on current classes, click here.