Category Archives: Filmmaking

Swift at the Box Office: “Transit”

Official Rotten Tomatoes Critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking is back with another movie review from mychamplainvalley.com. This time, she is reviewing the 2018 film “Transit” by Christian Petzold. The film is based off of a German novel from 1942 about a man named Georg, who assumes the identity of a dead writer in an […]

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Champlain Students to be Featured on Vermont PBS “Made Here” Broadcast

The Division of Communication and Creative media is teaming up with Vermont PBS for another premiere of the “Champlain College Student Showcase” on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. This broadcast will feature work from eight students in three majors: Broadcast Media Production, Communication, and Filmmaking. The student work covers several different areas—humor, narrative fiction, documentary, and […]

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Champlain Gallery Showcases Student Work

Earlier this month, the 4th annual Juried Student Art Show took place in the CCM Gallery curated by Dana Heffern, Art Gallery Director. The show featured works in video, audio, 3-D model, photography, sculpture, graphic design, digital and manual painting, drawing, and illustration from students of many different majors. This year, there were 175 entries […]

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Swift at the Box Office from Bulgaria: “Butterflies”

Official Rotten Tomatoes movie critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com—this time from Bulgaria!—to discuss the new film “Butterflies” by Tolga Karacelik. The film, which is Turkish, was screened at the Sofia International Film Festival in Bulgaria where Swift was in attendance. “Butterflies” made Swift “laugh so hard [she] cried,” she […]

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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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Champlain Students to Premiere Films From Gambia Service Trip

On Monday, Feb. 25, Champlain students will premiere films made during a service learning trip to The Gambia. The students, who traveled over winter break, shot, edited and produced six films about women’s rights, journalism, the culture of The Gambia, and the slave trade through the history of the River Gambia. Mariama Jallow and Absa […]

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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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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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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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