Instructor: Carlos Diaz
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The Digital Filmmaking program exposes students to a wide range of video projects, providing them with the opportunity to produce a number of videos including narrative films, documentaries, commercials, music videos, TV shows, or web series. Within these projects, students are given the opportunity to perform each of the production functions. Beyond these real world projects, students read (or watch) and analyze articles, movie scenes, and entire films.
Digital Film Students Produce Film on Climate Change
One of the first executive orders signed by Republican Governor Phil Scott when he took office in 2017 was to establish the Vermont Climate Action Commission. Today, this diverse commission is capturing feedback and recommendations from all sectors to create an action plan designed to achieve Vermont’s emission reduction targets of 40% by 2030 and 80-95% by 2050 (vs. 1990 levels).
Students in the Digital Film program interviewed Governor Phil Scott; Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, and Montpelier Mayor John Hollar to learn more about this exciting initiative.
To watch this professionally produced 19 minute video, click here.
College Credit and Industry Certifications: Students completing the program have the opportunity to earn the following college credits: at Castleton State College, COM 1211, Video Workshop I (3 credits); at Community College of Vermont, FLM 1050, Introduction to Filmmaking, (3 credits). The program may soon offer students certification in Adobe Creative Suite.
After the Program: Graduates of the program are prepared to enter a two- or four-year college program in the film or communications field. They are also equipped with the necessary technical and professional skills needed to enter the workforce in a variety of positions, including film directors, editors, assistant editors, camera operators, grips and film set PAs, sound engineers, boom operators, and actors/actresses.
Interests and Attitudes: Students applying to the program should possess a desire to learn about and practice visual storytelling, filmmaking techniques, and other computer technology, film theory, and journalism; they should have an interest in exploring a career in the filmmaking or television industry and an ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced environment; and a commitment to taking advantage of new learning opportunities.