Category Archives: Interviews

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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