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Williams Selected as a Television Academy Fellow

Dr. Van Dora Williams, an associate professor and program director of Broadcast Media Production, Filmmaking and Sonic Arts in the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College, was recently featured in Vermont Biz magazine. She has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program. Members of the Television Academy selected 25 professors from colleges and universities nationwide to participate in the prestigious program.

The faculty fellows will gain the latest information on the television and content development industries from top entertainment professionals during a weeklong Southern California seminar from Nov. 5-9, 2018.

The seminar will include panel discussions with broadcast and cable networks’ programming and scheduling executives, legal experts and cutting-edge content creators. Private studio tours and trips to top Hollywood production facilities to meet with producers, observe production, and get first-hand updates on the latest in television technologies are also part of the program.

A multiple Emmy award-winning producer and writer, Williams worked as a journalist for over 25 years– most notably as a PBS producer and reporter. Her international reporting from West Africa earned her local, state and national awards and was selected for national distribution through PBS’ National Educational Telecommunications Association. She worked with ROJA Productions as an associate producer on the PBS documentaries Citizen King (2003) and Matters of Race (2002) and with Two Tone Productions on Banished (2008).

First launched in 1987, the Foundation’s annual seminar offers faculty a comprehensive program designed to enhance knowledge and in turn enrich learning environments.

About the Television Academy Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs such as The Interviews: An Oral History of the Television, College Television Awards and Student Internship Program the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please visit TelevisionAcademy.com/Foundation.

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2018 Grad Lands Dream Job at Insomniac

Congratulations to Champlain Game Art & Animation 2018 alum, Colton Orr, who landed a dream job immediately after graduation at Insomniac Games as a character artist. His latest project was Marvel’s Spider-Man that was released in September on PS4. Orr went from student to character artist and entrepreneur in this feature by ArtStation Magazine. “As artists, we are […]

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Weather Warlock Performs at Sundown

Al Larsen, director of the Creative Media program in the Division of Communication and Creative Media, is working to bring Weather Warlock, a live music event, to Champlain College as part of Feverish World, a 3-day symposium and art event taking place at UVM and various locations downtown. Weather Warlock will be performing on the patio adjacent to the Champlain […]

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Game Studio Donates Retired Computers

The Game Studio at Champlain College donated ten (10) retired custom-built game development computer systems to Generator, a combination of artist studios, classrooms, and a business incubator located in the South End. Generator Director Chris Thompson said the donated computers will substantially improve the computing capacity of the community maker lab and run the latest […]

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Summer Rain – art show by Al Larsen

Creative Media BFA Program Director Al Larsen debuts (Some of That) Summer Rain (May Actually Get You) a show of fabric banners at The Arm Letterpress, Brooklyn NY.  The eight cotton banners – roughly 4 feet by 7 feet each –  are created using the cyanotype process, an early photographic method that yields a deep blue tone […]

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John Killacky’s Embodied Voice: Video Narratives  

A retrospective of John R. Killacky’s videos will be on view Jan. 19 through Feb. 16, 2018 at the Champlain College Art Gallery. Killacky, executive director of the Flynn Center, has made numerous films and videos in his hybrid career.

The opening reception with the artist will be Friday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. Included will be three AIDS-related works from the ‘90s, three disability-themed pieces from the 2000’s and two recent video collaborations with Vermont artists; Todd R. Lockwood and Art Bell.

The Champlain College Center for Publishing and the Champlain College Art Gallery collaborated to produce an Artist’s Catalog for this exhibit, and Professional Writing Student Lenny Farrell ’18 interviewed Killacky about the show.

 

 

 

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“Shadows and Vines” Photo Exhibit at Penny Cluse Cafe

Jordan Douglas is a noted Burlington, Vermont photographer who teaches black-and-white darkroom and digital photography as an adjunct professor in the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College. His current body of work is entitled, “Shadows and Vines,” a series of black and white images that were taken using a $25 plastic medium format […]

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The Power of Play: Spacebox part of Chicago Design Museum Exhibit

The Power of Play  How did a cardboard box make its way into a museum? By playing with the ordinary until it became extraordinary. Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center Sandbox Team brought its project, SpaceBox, to the Chicago Design Museum’s Hey! Play! exhibit this fall, where it will stay until February 2018, running parallel to its showcasing in the Innovation Playground exhibit at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.

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CCM Announces Weathervane 4.0

Weathervane is the official digital magazine of the Division of Communication and Creative Media, fully produced by students and faculty under the direction of Kim MacQueen, Managing Editor of the Center For Publishing  and CCM Dean Paula Willoquet-Maricondi. Weathervane features news stories and profiles showcasing CCM students, faculty, and alumni. It celebrates the talent and achievements of the CCM Division […]

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Film Professor TURNS Movie CRITIC

Professor of Filmmaking at Champlain College Julia Swift has been tapped to provide weekly movie reviews for the local news segment, At the Box Office. The segment airs on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on myChamplainValley.com, which partners with Local 22 & Local 44 in covering news and entertainment for the Champlain Valley area. Swift will critique the latest movies, from family favorites such as Spider-man Homecoming to more serious movies like Dunkirk. Her reviews can be found on the myChamplainValley.com website.

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