Champlain Students Win Big in NATA Student Production Competition

This year, several Filmmaking and Broadcast Media Production students were recognized in the Student Production competition of the New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATA).

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AUT Students Design Billboards to Thank Essential Workers

Lyn Smith, a Junior Visual Communications major, is studying abroad at Auckland University of Technology this semester. Smith and nine other students from her class designed billboards in collaboration with LUMO, a New Zealand digital billboard company.

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PBS Made Here Showcase features Champlain Films

On April 30 at 8 p.m., Vermont PBS’s Made Here Showcase will air five films made by Champlain students. The students are majors in the Division of Communication and Creative Media and in the Division of Education and Human Studies.

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Cheryl Casey’s Media Book Selected as Finalist

Communication Associate Professor Cheryl Casey’s recent book New Media, Communication, and Society, has been selected as a finalist for the Media Ecology Association’s annual book awards. Casey co-authored the book with Mary Ann Allison, a fellow colleague from Hofstra University.

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Immersive Retro Gaming Experience at Champlain Gallery

Until February 27, the Champlain College Art Gallery will display A Link to the Past: Decades of Digital Gaming. The immersive exhibit includes gaming consoles (some of which are playable) and other artifacts, spanning several decades and platforms. Continue reading

CCM Students Shoot Films in Saudi Arabia

Over winter break, eight Champlain College students travelled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to co-produce two short films, alongside local Saudi filmmakers as part of a one-credit travel embedded course. The students’ majors include Filmmaking, Broadcast Media Production, and Creative Media. Professors John Rasmussen, Julia Swift, and Van Dora Williams were faculty leaders of the trip. This was the first year the trip was offered, but Rasmussen says it certainly won’t be the last.

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New Gear for Broadcast Media and Filmmaking Departments

Last year, television station NBC5 (WPTZ) moved from Plattsburgh, NY to South Burlington and recently donated their anchor desk and two studio cameras to Champlain College’s Broadcast Media Production program in the Division of Communication and Creative Media.  Continue reading