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#PittsburghMe: Meet Daniel Kelly, Cinema Production major from Texas

Friday, January 20, 2017


Meet Daniel Kelly

MajorCinema Production
Expected graduation: May 2020
Hometown: Mansfield, Texas
High school: Ben Barber Career Tech Academy
Scholarship: Artistic Achievement
Dream job: Creative Director (Film/Media)

"I chose Point Park for the great professors, the Downtown Pittsburgh location and because students get to make films their freshman year."

                   -- Daniel Kelly

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Why did you choose to attend Point Park University?

I chose Point Park for the great professors, the Downtown Pittsburgh location and because students get to make films their freshman year. 

You completed your first semester of college at Point Park. What have you learned thus far?

Attending Point Park has helped me gain a better understanding of what exactly I want to do in the industry after graduation.

Where do you enjoy spending time on campus and why?

I’m usually in my dorm room or a friend’s room because I always have a photo or video editing session going on with my friends.

What's it like living in Pittsburgh compared to your hometown in Texas?

I come from a very widespread, suburban town in North Texas. The main differences are the colder weather and urban environment in Pittsburgh. 

Where is your favorite location in the city to take photos?


That answer changes everyday! I try to explore and find new places to shoot and get inspired. In Pittsburgh, I find that there are always new, interesting locations and moments to capture each time I take a photo.

Tell us about the photography projects you're working on. 

Since moving to Pittsburgh, I was hired as a content creator for Point Park's social media team and began working with Voss Water to create the photographs for various social media campaigns. I also work with Wiz Khalifa's "Taylor Gang" record label creating music videos, photos and promotional videos.

What advice would you give to incoming students?

I would say to live on campus for at least your first year. It’s a great way to get to know and network with other students. It will help you get the most out of your college experience.

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Photo by Daniel Kelly
Text by Maggie McCauley, senior broadcast reporting and public relations and advertising major

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