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Welcome filmmakers, designers, producers, and cinematic artists!

If you're looking to work with a team of skillful film students to produce high-quality cinematic artwork of any kind, you've come to the right place.

BOLD Creations encourages collaborations of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College students with local independent filmmakers, non-profit institutions, and commercial clients. We are eager to support boldly experimental cinematic projects with our students and the Erie community at large.

How to get involved

The form should help you articulate your project idea and help us match your needs with our resources. We will review your proposal and respond to your request with a negotiable quote. Our fee depends on our assessment of the amount of time, people, and equipment required to assist you in developing your project.

Keep in mind: We cannot honor all requests. We will prioritize projects from which our students can learn, the most.

Inviting the outside world into the classroom and bringing the classroom to the outside world defines the open lab experience.

Thanks to the Black family’s generosity, The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has established the Behrend Open Laboratory for Digital Creations (BOLD Creations). We view cinema as essential to exploring human experience, and we wish to encourage creative cinematic collaboration between Behrend and the local community.

We were originally known as Greater Erie Arts Rental (G.E.A.R.), but now, as BOLD-C, we are focused on an open lab-based cinematic production experience. Our priority is facilitating student experience with all levels of cinematic production, and connecting our students with the community in the pursuit of creating collaborative digital art.