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.
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
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 […]Continue reading
Dr. Van Dora Williams, an associate professor and program director of Broadcast Media Production, Filmmaking and Sonic Arts in the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College, was recently featured in Vermont Biz magazine. She has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program. Members of the Television Academy selected 25 professors from colleges and universities nationwide to participate in the prestigious program.
The faculty fellows will gain the latest information on the television and content development industries from top entertainment professionals during a weeklong Southern California seminar from Nov. 5-9, 2018.
The seminar will include panel discussions with broadcast and cable networks’ programming and scheduling executives, legal experts and cutting-edge content creators. Private studio tours and trips to top Hollywood production facilities to meet with producers, observe production, and get first-hand updates on the latest in television technologies are also part of the program.
A multiple Emmy award-winning producer and writer, Williams worked as a journalist for over 25 years– most notably as a PBS producer and reporter. Her international reporting from West Africa earned her local, state and national awards and was selected for national distribution through PBS’ National Educational Telecommunications Association. She worked with ROJA Productions as an associate producer on the PBS documentaries Citizen King (2003) and Matters of Race (2002) and with Two Tone Productions on Banished (2008).
First launched in 1987, the Foundation’s annual seminar offers faculty a comprehensive program designed to enhance knowledge and in turn enrich learning environments.
About the Television Academy Foundation
Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs such as The Interviews: An Oral History of the Television, College Television Awards and Student Internship Program the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please visit TelevisionAcademy.com/Foundation.
Work from Champlain College students from the Broadcast and Filmmaking programs were showcased by Vermont PBS on March 22 for the Made Here segment. The work ranged from short film narratives, artist profiles, local community events and two short documentaries on urban skiing and the environmental impact of salt on the roads in the winter. […]Continue reading