Category Archives: Interviews

Swift at the Box Office: Champlain Emmy Winners!

Official Rotten Tomatoes Critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift returned to mychamplainvalley.com on April 26—but this time, she wasn’t reviewing a movie. Swift highlighted the many student Emmy winners and honorees from Champlain College. Swift highlighted fiction films from Danielle Hazelton and Nick Robinson, who both brought home Emmys in their respective categories. […]

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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: “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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Game Art & Animation Project Featured in 80 Level

A Champlain College student in the Game Art & Animation major was recognized on the website “80 Level.” Jennifer Carlin, a junior, talked about the process behind a project completed during the Fall Semester in Montreal. She described the steps that went into textures, lighting, and architecture. Read the full interview and see more of […]

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Recognition for Student Work

During the Fall 2017 semester, two projects created in the Game Environments course received noteworthy recognition. Michael Manfredi created an art project which was a UE4 spotlight in December. The project, called Sky Market, can be viewed here.      Another project, by Michael Andreula was featured in an article on 80 Level. The article discusses the […]

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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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Leveling Up with Sony Recruiters

You’d be hardpressed to find a game design student that hasn’t credited playing a Sony Playstation as an influence in their career choice. For the first time, Champlain College is welcoming Sony Playstation University Recruiters to campus. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 12:30 p.m. and will continue until 2:00 p.m. Recruiters will be discussing summer internship positions with interested students in the CCM Gallery Lounge.Daphne Walker, career advisor for the game cohort at Champlain, has been in contact with the recruiters for the past few years through the Game Developers Conference. These interactions have led Sony to include Champlain on their traveling schedule. – contributor, Jade Ye, ‘18

Champlain student filmmakers appear on FOX 44

Champlain students Serena Gauthier and Anna Cuevas guest-starred on the FOX 44 “Community Matters” segment with their film professor Julia Swift on Oct. 20. The students debuted a film together at the Vermont International Film Festival. Both juniors, Gauthier and Cuevas spent their sophomore year collaborating on a film for one of their classes. Cuevas describes Don’t Touch the Camera as a documentary “about gender inequality in the film industry from the perspective of seven female students at Champlain.”

Kennedy Trabold and Aenea Thorne, also Champlain students, edited the commercial for this year’s Vermont International Film Festival.

“Our AV editing teacher told us that Julia Swift had a project she wanted us to work on,” said Trabold.

Thorne and Trabold received links to the trailers and instructions on how to download them for use. From there, each student made her own trailer and submitted them to Swift who combined the trailers. The commercial opened the “Community Matters” segment.

Watch the full video here.

VTIFF trailer by Kennedy and Aenea.

 

Graphic Design Faculty Featured in Seven Days

Toni-Lee Sangastiano, graphic design and art faculty, is featured in Burlington’s Seven Days magazine Talking Art With Toni-Lee Sangastiano  By AMY LILLY Visitors to Toni-Lee Sangastiano’s Burlington studio might be surprised to learn that all of the artwork there is hers. The range of mediums and visual languages on display is unusually wide: experiments in moiré […]

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