On last year’s Jeddah trip, Champlain students teamed up with local Saudi students to create two films in conjunction: “Wishlist” and “Cake”. The former film recently won in the Student Film category in the Golden Valley Global Cinefest, based in India. The latter is an official selection for the South Film and Arts Academy Festival, based in Chile. Both films have been nominated for the Alibag Short Film Festival.
On Friday May 8, 2020, our outstanding graduating Filmmaking seniors streamed their capstone films live to over 250 viewers. Congratulations to all for your talent, dedication, and perseverance. You are brave, you are strong, you are committed, and we are super proud of you! Watch the trailer for the 2020 Filmmaking Senior Showcase! Time for […]
In a celestial-themed tribute, the Division of Communication and Creative Media livestreamed its 2020 Honors Night on April 16. This was the first time the ceremony was produced for a virtual presentation because of the COVID-19 pandemic that mandated the departure of students from campus. Fifty students, recognized as Shining Stars in the CCM division, were honored as recipients of the Dean’s scholarships for returning students, the Excel Award for outstanding seniors, and other academic honors for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.
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).
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.
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.
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 →
Julia Swift, assistant professor of Filmmaking, travelled to New York City on Nov. 9 for the Netflix premiere of Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” and The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards (CCDA). A little more than a week later, she flew out to LA for the premiere of Fernando Meirelles’ “The Two Popes.” Swift brought along Champlain College alumni on both trips.
Associate Professor Dr. Van Dora Williams (program director for Broadcast Media Production, Filmmaking, and Sonic Arts at Champlain College) was an invited panelist at the 13th Annual Black New England Conference. The conference, “Black Ink: African American News from Slave Songs to Social Media” was held October 25-26 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. Continue reading →