Category Archives: Broadcast Media Production

Live Interview with Robert Siegel

Students in Champlain College’s News Writing and Production class were able to gain first-hand knowledge about the news industry by watching a live interview with Robert Siegel. Professor Keith Oppenheim organized a field trip to Vermont Public Radio on Nov. 2, where students joined an audience of more than 100 listeners. They observed a live […]

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Students Prepare for Popular Event at Champlain College

The Broadcast Media Production team in the Division of Communication and Creative Media will be filming and live broadcasting the  Rail Jam, a crowd favorite event at Champlain College, coming to campus on Nov. 3. The Ski and Ride Club on campus will be the host for Rail Jam at Champlain College. Skiers and snowboarders […]

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Students Rally Through Rain to Cover Art Hop

  On Sept. 8, a group of 25 Broadcast Media Production students from Champlain College set up four cameras for a live broadcast of the annual South End Art Hop, interviewing organizers, artists, and spectators as well as getting hands-on experience in set-up, camera operation, directing, producing, reporting, and break-down. The group set up on Pine […]

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On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Solid State Logic Truck made a stop on campus, and parked near the library to provide a chance for students to check out the truck and the equipment. The truck has two demo systems as well as an array of the highest broadcasting technology. It is described as “a professional, comfortable listening environment” on the Solid State Logic website.

Thanks to Sonic Arts Associate Professor Eric Sample, who helped coordinate the event, Champlain students were able to board the truck and learn about the technology and the recording capabilities of Solid State Logic. Though only five people may enter the truck at a time, it boasts computers outside in order to provide entertainment and education to a larger group at a time. This was a perfect opportunity for Broadcasting students, and others, to experience this state of the art technology and to learn more about the process of recording in a unique setting.

Cailey McCalister ’18

Champlain College Student Showcase Premieres on Vermont PBS

Champlain College Student Showcase, premiering 3/2 at 8pm #Mad…

Premiering Thursday 3/2 at 8pm, the Champlain College student showcase brings a selection of recent student work to broadcast. In an ongoing partnership with the college, we are proud to be presenting twice annually student work, which gives a glimpse into the creative process and often goes unseen. Who knows who the next big filmmaker will be? More info and dates here: http://bit.ly/2me4oi0 #MadeHere

Posted by Vermont PBS on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College and Vermont PBS have partnered to present a one-hour broadcast premiere of Champlain College Student Showcase to air on Vermont PBS at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9. The program, which is a collection of 6 student-produced works by 9 Broadcast Media Production and Filmmaking majors, will be part of Vermont PBS’ Made Here segment which “defines a broad range of content from local filmmakers, allowing Vermont PBS to share a wider range of local stories as seen through many different eyes.”

This is the second installment of student work to appear on the statewide public television station.  Student pieces explore various issues important to Vermonters.  From a behind-the-scenes look at the Humane Society of Chittenden County to following a young man with Down Syndrome who is an advocate for people with disabilities, this installment reveals the courageous work of Vermonters.

Coordinators of the Champlain College Student Showcase are Senior Manager of Local Content- Vermont PBS Eric Ford and Professor Van Dora Williams, program director of Broadcast Media Production, Filmmaking and Sonic Arts at Champlain College. http://current.org/2016/12/with-made-here-initiative-vermont-pbs-homes-in-on-locally-sourced-programming/

The Champlain College Student Showcase line-up:

Student ProducersProject Titles
Laura Fillbach, Kirsten Potts, Jenna MisraVermont Council on Rural Development
Kirsten Potts, Max BellPart of Me
Katie Bullock, Dylan StaidA Second Chance
Ryan MalleMore Alike than Different
William MuenchTad Art Film
Laura FillbachAct 46

 

Cailey McCalister ’18

Champlain College Student Showcase Premieres on Vermont PBS

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The Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College and Vermont PBS have partnered to present a one-hour broadcast premiere of Champlain College Student Showcase to air on Vermont PBS at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 2. The program, which is a collection of 12 student-produced works by 17 Broadcast Media Production and Filmmaking majors, will be part of Vermont PBS’ Made Here segment which “defines a broad range of content from local filmmakers, allowing Vermont PBS to share a wider range of local stories as seen through many different eyes.” Coordinators of the Champlain College Student Showcase are Senior Manager of Local Content- Vermont PBS Eric Ford and Professor Van Dora Williams, program director of Broadcast Media Production, Filmmaking and Sonic Arts at Champlain College. http://current.org/2016/12/with-made-here-initiative-vermont-pbs-homes-in-on-locally-sourced-programming/

The Champlain College Student Showcase line-up:

Student ProducersProject Titles
Kaylee Mumford, Veronica Minor, Caroline NollVermont Symphony Orchestra Green Room
Caleb Cioffi and Spencer PearsonBurlington Records
Olivia LyonsMural Project
Olivia Lyons12 Hour Comics Day
Alex SabatellRising Stars in Burlington Music
Kamerin StroudSerenity
Tyler KillerCircles
Sean GoodwinRule 3
Dillan HodakCelluloid Stories
Christa BennettSTEM
Katherine Lawrence, John Amigo, Scott Nickerson, Kirsten PottsOld Spokes Home
Ryland ChinPine Island Community Farm

 Additional Champlain College Student Showcase Airings:

Thursday, March 2, 8 p.m. on Vermont PBS
Friday, March 3, 2 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Wednesday, March 8, 8 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Wednesday, March 8, 8 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Saturday, March 18, 2:30 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Saturday, March 18, 2:30 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Thursday, March 30, 9 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Thursday, March 30, 9 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus

 

Filmmakers David LaRosa, Janine Laino, and Kathleen McGrath from Feenix Films recently visited students in the Filmmaking program at Champlain College. They showed their latest feature, Clandestine, and held a panel on independent filmmaking during the evening of April 8. Earlier that day they held a workshop with the students about directing actors. The next day, LaRosa appeared on FOX morning news program as a guest on Julia Swift’s “At the Movies” weekly Segment.

The aspiring filmmaking majors also spoke to the filmmakers about interning and working on their next film. The filmmakers, so impressed with the Champlain students, went into the Champlain College school store to buy merchandise to flaunt the school name. They spoke of coming back when they have finished their next film. They are looking forward to connecting with our students at film festivals.

“In all of my classes this week, the students keep referencing stories and advice that they learned from the Feenix team over the weekend.”  -Julia Swift, Filmmaking Assistant Professor

 

CCM Dean Heads Vermont International Film Foundation

Congratulations to Paula Willoquet-Maricondi, the new Board President of the Vermont International Film Foundation (VTIFF), a Vermont based cultural non-profit organization founded in 1985 whose mission is to enrich the community through film.  Willoquet-Maricondi is the Dean of the Communication and Creative Media Division at Champlain College.

Willoquet-Maricondi has been a member of VTIFF’s Board and on the Programming Committee for its International Film Festival since 2014, having also been the Board’s Vice-President.  During her time with the Foundation, she has contributed to its efforts to foster film appreciation, support Vermont filmmakers, and be a year-round resource for culture, education, and social justice through film. She is excited about her new role and future initiatives for the organization.

“I am honored to have been chosen by my Board colleagues to carry forward VTIFF’s mission to bring the best of independent filmmaking to Vermont, support Vermont filmmakers, and be a vibrant platform for the enjoyment of film and the exchange of ideas. ”

A film scholar and enthusiast, Willoquet-Maricondi has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature & Film Studies from Indiana University, and a MA in French from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the editor of Framing the World: Explorations in Ecocriticism and FilmPedro Almodóvar: Interviews; and Peter Greenaway’s Postmodern/Poststructuralist Cinema.

Prior to moving to Vermont in 2013, Paula taught film studies at Marist College in New York. She was born and raised in Brazil.

Van Dora Williams, Associate Professor and Program Director in the Division of Communication and Creative Media, served as a researcher for the archival footage featured in the documentary, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, directed by Stanley Nelson. The film premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and will air on PBS in Fall 2017.
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