The Game Studio at Champlain College donated ten (10) retired custom-built game development computer systems to Generator, a combination of artist studios, classrooms, and a business incubator located in the South End. Generator Director Chris Thompson said the donated computers will substantially improve the computing capacity of the community maker lab and run the latest […]
Creative Media BFA Program Director Al Larsen debuts (Some of That) Summer Rain (May Actually Get You) a show of fabric banners at The Arm Letterpress, Brooklyn NY. The eight cotton banners – roughly 4 feet by 7 feet each – are created using the cyanotype process, an early photographic method that yields a deep blue tone […]
Jordan Douglas is a noted Burlington, Vermont photographer who teaches black-and-white darkroom and digital photography as an adjunct professor in the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College. His current body of work is entitled, “Shadows and Vines,” a series of black and white images that were taken using a $25 plastic medium format […]
Rhea Hayes Selected as Al Roker Entertainment Intern
Broadcast Media Production Senior selected as intern for Al Roker Entertainment
You may be familiar with the name Al Roker, the Emmy-winning host and weatherman of NBC’s Today Show. He also is the CEO of Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. (ARE) http://www.alroker.com/ and Rhea Hayes, a Broadcast Media Production rising senior will be an intern with the multimedia company in the Fall. Rhea, who will live in New York City for the internship, will be researching new ideas/concepts and following trends online, pitching ideas, and assisting producers. Rhea credits her Broadcast instructor, Keith Oppenheim, for her training on the school’s Tricaster live streaming system that she says gave her a competitive edge since ARE also uses a Tricaster for its productions.
creative media major Produces video in Dublin
Junior Creative Media major Jeremy Partyka spent his fall semester abroad hiking cliffs, step-dancing and creating films. Partyka studied abroad at the Champlain College campus in Dublin, Ireland. While abroad he worked as a video producer with Experience Gaelic Games, a popular Irish tourism company. While abroad he created a video for the company’s YouTube page titled, “Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – sample Gaelic Games posted on Sept. 15. The video features a group from Georgia Tech College learning how to play traditional Irish sports. The tourism specialists explain the background and culture behind the games and Partyka captures it all. To check out the video, click here. Partyka used his time abroad to update his portfolio in a foreign country and had a blast while doing it.
Christine Tibert, ’18 contributor
Event Management Students Tour Vermont Tent Company
Five Champlain College students took a behind-the-scenes tour of the Vermont Tent Company on Wednesday, Feb. 1 courtesy of Mike Lubas, one of the company’s owners. The students are minoring in Event Management, which is now offered in the Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM).
The award-winning Vermont Tent Company is one of the largest event rental facilities in the state of Vermont. The visit included a tour of the company’s showroom that was filled with displays of decorative table settings, china, glassware, farm tables, centerpieces, and assorted linen; the tent warehouse where rented tents of various shapes and sizes are stored, cleaned and repaired – the largest being 30 feet wide by 250 feet long; the washroom where thousands of flatware, china, and stemware are cleaned by a conveyor belt washing system; and a linen loft that houses several hundred table covers, runners, and overlays in various colors and textures.
Event Management students in the showroom at the Vermont Tent Company: Will Ralston, Emily LaPlume, Nicole Glidden, Emileigh Durrell and Mariel Larmand.
Of course Dr. Roz and students had to take a selfie at the Vermont Tent Company!
The tour was arranged by Dr. Roz Whitaker-Heck, CCM associate dean for administration and instructor for the Event Management Planning & Coordination course. The students will apply the knowledge gained from the visit for an event planning final project.
Evil People Produced in CCM Division Sound Studios
John Schmidt isn’t your average Champlain College senior. In between studying and going to class, you can find him in downtown Burlington, Vermont, at Side Bar competing in the local Battle of the Bands, or in the Champlain College sound studio recording music he has written. With the help of his friends and fellow Champlain classmates Ryan Shelley and Jackson Rowe, Schmidt has finished Evil People, his first debut album and is currently working on his second. Shelley and Rowe both have audio production and sonic arts backgrounds, and with their help, Schmidt has made an impressive presence in the local music scene around Burlington. You can listen to their music on Soundcloud on their band’s page, Evil People. Also, every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. they play at The Grind, which is Champlain College’s open mic night. – contributor, Elizabeth Fay ‘17
Screens Unplugged Plugged
This exhibition by Champlain College game design professor and artist Joe Manley presents artwork with two distinct life cycles, “unplugged” and “plugged.”
Featuring clusters of hand-sculpted, organic nodules, these ceramic wall sculptures were created during Manley’s Spring 2016 sabbatical as a visiting artist/professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. For the first week of the exhibition, the artwork is presented in its original unplugged state. On Friday November 18th, they are then transformed using microprocessor-driven digital projection-mapping into an interactive environment composed of myriad tiny “screens”. Through this metamorphosis, Manley examines our increasingly complex interactions and relationships with screens — both on and off.
Champlain Students to Attend Live Broadcast Debate
Look into the audience of the upcoming governor’s debate and you may see some familiar faces. A small group of Champlain students have been invited to attend a live broadcast of a governor’s debate at local news station, WCAX-TV. The students will watch Democratic candidate Sue Minter and Republican candidate Phil Scott debate on issues facing Vermont.
Vermont Gubernatorial Candidates
Christine Lanni, an adjunct professor at Champlain and a producer for the station, extended the invitation for 12 students in the Broadcast Media Production program in the Division of Communication and Creative Media to attend the debate on Oct. 18. The students will see the behind-the-scenes work that happens during live television. The students are also encouraged to come prepared with questions regarding the candidates’ plans and platforms. – Ben Demars, ’18 contributor