Category Archives: Interviews

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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CCM Major Pays Tribute To Late Senator Sally Fox

Jeremy Lee MacKenzie, filmmaker and Creative Media major at Champlain College, pays tribute to late Senator Sally Fox on the occasion of the dedication of the Sally Fox Conference Center in Waterbury on January 29, 2016. “Today I’m an artist and a Vermont filmmaker,” MacKenzie said, “but that wasn’t always the case.” Read full story in Seven […]

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Free Press Highlights Champlain’s Art Scene

Free Press Staff Writer, Brent Hallenbeck, recently paid a visit to the newly opened Center for Communication and Creative, academic home to the CCM Division. While on campus, Hallenbeck stopped by the Art Gallery to take in the Faculty Show currently in exhibit and to speak about the role of the arts at Champlain with the college’s Curator in Residence Chris Thompson, Creative Media […]

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Champlain MakerLab Featured on College MakerLabs

Ken Howell, Emergent Media MFA professor and faculty advisor for the Champlain MakerLab, recently spoke with RETN’s College MakerLabs about the integration of makerspaces and academics at Champlain College.   The MakerLab at Champlain is about exploring what a makerspace can be and how it directly integrates with education. Howell and his students look at instances where […]

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