#PittsburghMe: Meet Noah Lockette, Cinema Production Major Student Profile
Meet Noah Lockette
- Cinema Production
- April 2021
- Point Park University Grant, Artistic Achievement Award, Dean’s Academic Scholarship
- Mars, Pa.
- High School
- Mars Area High School
- Dream Job
- Director, cinematographer, screenwriter
"I chose Point Park University because they offered the best film program for the best price. I was able to study film full-time and follow my dreams in the comfort of the city that I practically grew up in."
Why did you choose Point Park University?
I chose Point Park University because they offered the best film program for the best price. I was able to study film full-time and follow my dreams in the comfort of the city that I practically grew up in. Point Park has pushed me to be a better artist and introduced me to many talented and fascinating people.
Who is your favorite professor in the cinema program?
I have been very fortunate to learn under numerous interesting and impactful professors, but I am particularly close with Professor Chris Sepesy. He teaches the history, foreign and genre-specific film courses, all of which have been very interesting to me. I think it is very important as an artist to expose yourself to a diverse range of art. Chris’s classes have opened my mind to new thoughts and cultures. I am immensely grateful for his guidance and his support.
Tell us about a film you’ve worked on at Point Park.
I made a film last year about a time traveler who rode a tandem bicycle. It was silly and nothing crazy, but the entire cast and crew had an absolute blast during production. It felt good to direct a comedic film and was a good lesson in not taking myself too seriously during this process of growth as an artist.
Pittsburgh is a great food city. Where do you like to dine Downtown?
I am partial to Mandarin Gourmet right down the street from campus. There is something for everybody on the menu, the prices are affordable, they give a student discount and the service is terrific! If you stop in, make sure to say hello to Will and let him know that Noah sent you.
What advice do you have for incoming students?
Make the art you want to make, make the films you would want to see, make the music you would want to hear and don’t let anybody else decide what that should be. Don’t take anything too seriously and remember to enjoy yourself along the way!
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Text and photo by Rhianna Davis, senior business management major
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