Category Archives: Broadcast Media Production

Swift at the Box Office: Oscar Nominations

Assistant Professor of Filmmaking and official Rotten Tomatoes movie critic Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com for another movie review. In this review from Feb. 22, Swift makes her Oscar winner predictions. She stressed how important the Oscars are for movie fans who are looking for lesser-known films to watch, like Björn Runge’s “The Wife”, and […]

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Swift at the Box Office: “Isn’t it Romantic”

Assistant Professor of Filmmaking and official Rotten Tomatoes movie critic Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com for another movie review. On Feb. 15, Swift reviewed “Isn’t it Romantic”—a new comedy starring Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine and Liam Hemsworth. Swift enjoyed the humor of “Isn’t it Romantic”, which Rebel Wilson produced, but felt that the director […]

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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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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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Burlington Free Press and Champlain Present Opioid Crisis Talk

The Burlington Free Press held a community discussion about the opioid crisis during a community event at the Champlain College campus on December 5. Champlain’s Media Services department, The Event Center and some Broadcast Media Production students provided additional support for the live stream program. Ryan Mercer, a photojournalist with The Free Press, contacted Broadcast […]

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Broadcast Media Students Attend Live Gubernatorial Debate

Some Broadcast Media Production students and their professors were invited to attend the Vermont Governor’s Debate between Christine Hallquist and Phil Scott that took place in the studios at Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS on Oct. 24. In attendance were professors Keith Oppenheim and Van Dora Williams with students Maya Gastman, Kyra Fillmore, Luke […]

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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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National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Honors CCM Students

Filmmaking and Broadcast Media Production students have earned high honors at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) New England Chapter. The chapter announced Student Production Awards for Excellence in the categories of Fiction Short Form, Nonfiction Long Form and in Community Service Public Affairs. Several students earned honorable mentions. This is the […]

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Rumble Strip Vermont Features Champlain Student Emily Kueppers

As part of her internship with the award winning podcast Rumble Strip Vermont, Creative Media (CREM) senior Emily Kueppers composed all the music for the episode entitled “Driving around with Susan. Again.” Rumble Strip calls itself “good conversation that takes its time.” In the podcast, host Erica Heilman collects vivid stories from a variety of people, trying […]

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Vermont PBS Airs Student Work

Work from Champlain College students from the Broadcast and Filmmaking programs were showcased by Vermont PBS on March 22 for the Made Here segment. The work ranged from short film narratives, artist profiles, local community events and two short documentaries on urban skiing and the environmental impact of salt on the roads in the winter. […]

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