Tag Archives: filmmaking

Film Majors and Broadcast Majors Winners of Student Emmys

Several Champlain College students were honored with New England Student Emmys recently, highlighting their work as Broadcast Media Production and Filmmaking majors. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded four student Emmys to Champlain College students, as well as eleven Honorable Mentions. The students are invited to an awards ceremony in June in […]

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Swift at the Box Office: Champlain Emmy Winners!

Official Rotten Tomatoes Critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift returned to mychamplainvalley.com on April 26—but this time, she wasn’t reviewing a movie. Swift highlighted the many student Emmy winners and honorees from Champlain College. Swift highlighted fiction films from Danielle Hazelton and Nick Robinson, who both brought home Emmys in their respective categories. […]

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Swift at the Box Office: “Transit”

Official Rotten Tomatoes Critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift is back with another movie review from mychamplainvalley.com. This time, she is reviewing the 2018 film “Transit” by Christian Petzold. The film is based off of a German novel from 1942 about a man named Georg, who assumes the identity of a dead writer […]

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Champlain Students to be Featured on Vermont PBS “Made Here” Broadcast

The Division of Communication and Creative media is teaming up with Vermont PBS for another premiere of the “Champlain College Student Showcase” on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. This broadcast will feature work from eight students in three majors: Broadcast Media Production, Communication, and Filmmaking. The student work covers several different areas—humor, narrative fiction, documentary, and […]

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Champlain Gallery Showcases Student Work

Earlier this month, the 4th annual Juried Student Art Show took place in the CCM Gallery curated by Dana Heffern, Art Gallery Director. The show featured works in video, audio, 3-D model, photography, sculpture, graphic design, digital and manual painting, drawing, and illustration from students of many different majors. This year, there were 175 entries […]

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Swift at the Box Office: “Isn’t it Romantic”

Assistant Professor of Filmmaking and official Rotten Tomatoes movie critic Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com for another movie review. On Feb. 15, Swift reviewed “Isn’t it Romantic”—a new comedy starring Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine and Liam Hemsworth. Swift enjoyed the humor of “Isn’t it Romantic”, which Rebel Wilson produced, but felt that the director […]

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Champlain Students to Premiere Films From Gambia Service Trip

On Monday, Feb. 25, Champlain students will premiere films made during a service learning trip to The Gambia. The students, who traveled over winter break, shot, edited and produced six films about women’s rights, journalism, the culture of The Gambia, and the slave trade through the history of the River Gambia. Mariama Jallow and Absa […]

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Film Professor TURNS Movie CRITIC

Professor of Filmmaking at Champlain College Julia Swift has been tapped to provide weekly movie reviews for the local news segment, At the Box Office. The segment airs on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on myChamplainValley.com, which partners with Local 22 & Local 44 in covering news and entertainment for the Champlain Valley area. Swift will critique the latest movies, from family favorites such as Spider-man Homecoming to more serious movies like Dunkirk. Her reviews can be found on the myChamplainValley.com website.

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Swift Recaps Oscar Surprises

Champlain College Filmmaking Assistant Professor Julia Swift and film critic shares her thoughts on the winners of the 89th Academy Awards. She also discusses the end of the night’s Best Picture blunder and Jimmy Kimmel’s performance as Host. Swift appears weekly as a movie reviewer on The Box Office segment, a production of Fox TV-WFFF’s Local 44 Morning Brew. See the review here: Oscars Review

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.