Category Archives: Faculty

Swift At the Box Office: “The Favourite”

Rotten Tomatoes critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com for another film review. On Jan. 30, Swift reviewed “The Favourite”, an Oscar frontrunner with ten nominations. While Swift enjoyed the cinematography and more technical aspects of the film, she stated that the directing and writing left more to be desired. […]

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Douglas Premieres “Of Gavin” at Penny Cluse

Jordan Douglas will be premiering a new photo exhibit this month, titled “Of Gavin” at the popular Penny Cluse Cafe in downtown Burlington. The photographs are an examination of his late brother’s life through the objects that defined their childhoods. Douglas teaches black and white photography in the Division of Communication and Creative Media. After […]

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Keith Oppenheim Debuts “Noyana” Documentary

Associate Professor Keith Oppenheim’s new documentary is about a nontraditional choir—the Noyana Singers—who you won’t find performing in the local church. The choir sings to terminally-ill residents at Respite House, Colchester’s hospice house.

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Swift Explores 360 VR Film

Regarded highly by colleagues and students in the Filmmaking program in the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College, Julia Swift, assistant professor of film, has done everything from writing to directing to editing TV and film throughout her career. This past summer, Swift has been able to add 360 video to that […]

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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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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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Honors Night Celebrates Stellar CCM Students

Champlain College’s Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM) celebrated the success of its stellar students during a celestial-themed Honors Night held Thursday, April 19. The annual event honored 40 students representing ten of the academic programs who were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement, creativity and significant contributions to their programs, the division or […]

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New Student Advisory Group Helps to Guide CCM Division

Dean Paula Willoquet-Maricondi of the Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM) meets three times a semester with students from across the division who form the CCM Student Advisory Group. The 20-member group was formed last year in order to create opportunities for students to become more involved in their division in a variety of ways.  […]

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