Tag Archives: filmmaking

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.


“Welcome to Vermont” Premieres on VT-PBS

Mira Niagolova’s award-winning film “Welcome to Vermont: four stories of resettled identity” premieres on VT-PBS   Niagolova, an adjunct professor in the Filmmaking program, debuts her documentary that offers a nuanced view of lives of forcibly displaced people once they have achieved their ultimate desire to resettle in the US and “live the American dream.” […]

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CCM Students Win at Freedom & Unity Youth Film Festival

Broadcast Media Production and Filmmaking students competed in the 2016 Freedom & Unity TV Youth Film Competition, wining in several categories including first and second place in the Personal Stories category, and taking home cash awards. The statewide competition culminated with the First Annual Freedom & Unity TV Youth Film Festival held at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier on May 7. […]

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Student Team Produces Video at Vermont Climate Summit

THE EMC IMPRESSES AT THE VERMONT CLIMATE SUMMIT By Mike Goldman (first published in EMC Blog) A select team of videographers and producers from the Emergent Media Center had the opportunity to go to the Vermont Climate Economy Summit at Vermont Technical College last week. The objective of the day was film and edit a comprehensive video of […]

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CCM Announces Two Stowe Story Labs Fellowships

The Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM) at Champlain College and Stowe Story Labs are pleased to announce an expansion of their partnership to provide two CCM students competitive Fellowships to the Labs, held each fall at the Helen Day Arts Center in Stowe, Vermont. The 2016 Labs will be held September 10-13. Entering […]

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Montreal Filmmaking Summer Program 2016

CCM is pleased to announce and invite applications for the Montreal Filmmaking Summer Program, to be held at Champlain College’s Montréal Campus. June 1-30, 2016.  Montreal Filmmaking Video For more information and to apply, please visit Montreal Filmmaking Summer Program Montréal serves as the urban backdrop for this highly creative 6 credit Urban Indie Filmmaking course. From writing […]

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