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 →
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 […]
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.
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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.
Julia Swift’s feature-length script, “Falling For Sandy Claus,” was a Gold Remi Winner at The 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival held April 8 -17, 2016. The festival contacted Julia before the awards to let her know that she was a finalist, but it wasn’t until she was called up on stage at […]
CCM faculty Keith Oppenheim spoke with Vermont Public Radio about the recent Democratic primary in New York and what that could mean for the candidacies of Clinton and Sanders. “Bernie’s captured the left. If all that I see in the media, including my Facebook page, is any indication, these voters are not [in] a mood […]
Adjunct faculty Marc Nadel and Glynnis Fawkes recently won awards for their work in illustration. Nadel was awarded the Vermont Design Award in Illustration in the category of political caricatures. Nadel is a regular contributor of covers and illustrations for Seven Days. Fawkes was awarded the Society of Illustrators MoCCA Comic Art Festival Award for her cover […]
CCM faculty Keith Oppenheim speaks with VPR about Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns and how the current political landscape is affecting the election. “In the early rounds, as Bernie surged and Hillary faltered, the analysis was she was appealing to the head, while he was appealing to the heart,” said Oppenheim. “It’s possible that some […]
CCM faculty and renowned author Tanya Lee Stone is currently working on a book centered on Girl Rising, a film that seeks to answer the question: why are 62 million girls around the world not being educated? Girl Rising profiles nine girls in nine countries who were all given the opportunity to conquer the obstacle to education […]
CCM faculty Keith Oppenheim spoke with Vermont Public Radio (VPR) about the upcoming “mud season” in the political world and what that could mean for America. “Much of the campaign rhetoric has featured low discourse at a high pitch,” said Oppenheim; “occasionally entertaining but mostly alarming to those of us hungry for serious debate on […]