The Burlington Free Press held a community discussion about the opioid crisis during a community event at the Champlain College campus on December 5. Champlain’s Media Services department, The Event Center and some Broadcast Media Production students provided additional support for the live stream program. Ryan Mercer, a photojournalist with The Free Press, contacted Broadcast […]
Rhea Hayes Selected as Al Roker Entertainment Intern
Broadcast Media Production Senior selected as intern for Al Roker Entertainment
You may be familiar with the name Al Roker, the Emmy-winning host and weatherman of NBC’s Today Show. He also is the CEO of Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. (ARE) http://www.alroker.com/ and Rhea Hayes, a Broadcast Media Production rising senior will be an intern with the multimedia company in the Fall. Rhea, who will live in New York City for the internship, will be researching new ideas/concepts and following trends online, pitching ideas, and assisting producers. Rhea credits her Broadcast instructor, Keith Oppenheim, for her training on the school’s Tricaster live streaming system that she says gave her a competitive edge since ARE also uses a Tricaster for its productions.
creative media major Produces video in Dublin
Junior Creative Media major Jeremy Partyka spent his fall semester abroad hiking cliffs, step-dancing and creating films. Partyka studied abroad at the Champlain College campus in Dublin, Ireland. While abroad he worked as a video producer with Experience Gaelic Games, a popular Irish tourism company. While abroad he created a video for the company’s YouTube page titled, “Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – sample Gaelic Games posted on Sept. 15. The video features a group from Georgia Tech College learning how to play traditional Irish sports. The tourism specialists explain the background and culture behind the games and Partyka captures it all. To check out the video, click here. Partyka used his time abroad to update his portfolio in a foreign country and had a blast while doing it.
Christine Tibert, ’18 contributor
CCM Game Art & Animation Major Lands Magazine Cover
Congratulations to Colton Orr, a junior majoring in the Game Art & Animation program, whose artwork titled Lunar Suit was featured on the cover of 3D Artist magazine (Jan. 25 issue). Orr, who is currently studying abroad in Montreal, Canada said, “I was honored to have one of my artworks featured on the cover of 3D Artist magazine. I am grateful to the Champlain community for the opportunities and support they have given me.”
3D Artist is an authoritative and well-respected source of inspiration for those working or aspiring to be working in the CGI industry. Every product in the 3D Artist portfolio features guides for awe-inspiring images, interviews and career advice from industry insiders and behind-the-scenes access on major 3D projects. 3D Artist covers all software and disciplines.
Geneviève Lord, the director of the Montreal campus, added that Orr’s exceptional talent also caught the attention of Montreal company (Tuque Games) who called the Champlain College Montreal campus right after the cover was published on-line to offer Orr a 6-credits (3 days a week) internship.
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.
This past semester, the study abroad program housed 29 gaming students in Montreal. During their time there, the students visited nine game companies in the city and participated in playtests. Coordinator Hannah Cartmel also invited people from the industry to come and speak to the students. Most notably, a group of women from Pixelles spoke as […]
Students in three sections of the Video Storytelling class visited Vermont Public Television (VPBS), Vermont Public Radio (VPR), and WCAX-TV. The trip was organized by Broadcast Media Production faculty, Keith Oppenheim. At VPBS, students were treated to a full tour of the facilities and given access to working with studio cameras, including a jib cam (a boom device with […]
About two years ago, Game Design senior Ryan Huggins, Creative Media senior James Shasha, and Game Design junior Matt Rohr launched Sundae Month, an indie game company, and have been acting as independent developers. Huggins, Shasha, and Rohr have used Sundae Month as a way to create games they want to see in the world. “We […]
Graphic Design and Digital Media Seniors showcase their Capstone projects in the CCM Art Gallery, and discuss the impact of a Champlain education on their career preparation. Watch the Capstone Video “My Capstone project helps people who are struggling with their own happiness redefine happiness in a more individual way,” says MacKenzie Pitcher. “I think the most important lesson I […]