Julia Swift, Assistant Professor of Filmmaking in the Division of Communication and Creative Media, spent Oct. 24 in Los Angeles, where she attended Netflix’s premiere of “The Irishman.” As a member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Swift was flown out by Netflix in order to attend the event. Continue reading →
Earlier this year, junior filmmaking student Blake Donovan was awarded a Fellowship, which allowed him to attend the 2019 Stowe Story Lab. He spent Sept. 7 – 10 at the Helen Day Arts Center in the heart of Stowe, Vermont, where he worked with other screenwriters and industry mentors on their screenplays.
The 34th annual Vermont International Film Festival (VITFF) ran Oct.16-27 in downtown Burlington and featured films produced by Champlain faculty and alumni. The festival featured almost 70 independent films shown at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington City Arts, and Echo Lakeside Hall. Continue reading →
Al Larsen, Associate Professor and Program Director for the Creative Media BFA Program, recently took 32 Champlain College students on a bus trip to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) for the day. The majority of students were from three of Larsen’s Creative Media classes. Larsen said that although the art scene in Vermont is vibrant and thriving, it’s typically not as large-scale as the work displayed at MASS MoCA. Continue reading →
Following a ceremony on Sept. 27, Dwayne Pahi O’Carroll’s carved door lintel, Te Hononga, was unveiled and placed on the wall outside of the Champlain Room. The unveiling ceremony was the culmination of Pahi’s month-long artist residency at Champlain College, where he carved the Pare whakairo – a traditional Māori carving. Continue reading →
Champlain College and the CCM Division congratulates Communication major, Brianna Newman, for being awarded the 2019 Yankee Chapter PRSSA Awards Scholarship. Newman is a junior working toward a major in Communication and a minor in Event Management and is an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at Champlain. PRSSA faculty […]
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. […]
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 […]
The Power of Play How did a cardboard box make its way into a museum? By playing with the ordinary until it became extraordinary. Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center Sandbox Team brought its project, SpaceBox, to the Chicago Design Museum’s Hey! Play! exhibit this fall, where it will stay until February 2018, running parallel to its showcasing in the Innovation Playground exhibit at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.
Champlain Professor Receives Second Master’s Degree
Congratulations to the CCM division’s Foreign Languages Coordinator April Howard who received a second master’s degree this summer: a MA in Spanish with a concentration in Literature from Middlebury College. Howard previously held a MAT, and enjoyed this opportunity to continue her studies. For the graduate symposium, she presented “The Dansak’ and the Danzante Dance Themselves to Death: The Representation of Andean Indigenous Peoples in the National Proposals of Arguedas and Sanjinés.”
Along with her presentation and reading Don Quixote in its original language, she was able to study concepts of race and inter-ethnic relations in Latin America, the history of Spanish language dictionaries, and Spanish modern documentary film. Above is a picture of Howard and her son.