Students interested in becoming filmmakers have an opportunity this summer through Champlain College to practice north of the border.
During the summer of 2013, students 18 years and older from any U.S. institution of higher education will have the opportunity to study screenwriting, cinematography, filming and post-production editing at Champlain College's Montreal campus from May 27 to August 2.
Students will receive 12 college credits. Participants are required to live in Champlain College's downtown Montreal campus housing. All shooting equipment will be provided. A laptop capable of editing video is suggested but not required.
Below is the financial breakdown for the program:
Tuition: $6,900 (USD)
Housing: $1,750 (estimated cost)
Facilities Fee: $780
The deadline to apply is April 1, 2013. The program will accept students based on their application materials and letters of reference regardless of their level of experience. Schmidt Barracano and his team are just as interested in introducing promising new filmmakers as they also work with advanced students. Apply soon; space is limited – there are only 20 seats available for the summer program.
About the Program Director
Rob Schmidt Barracano, a professor at Champlain College, has taught in NYU's graduate film program in Singapore, the New School in New York, and at SUNY Purchase. He studied at the American Film Institute and is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America. His films include Wrong Turn, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, and The Alphabet Killer, which was picked up for international distribution by New Films International. He also created a pilot called American Town for Twentieth Century Fox. He directed a Masters of Horror episode called "Right to Die" as well. "I grew up surrounded by strange people and things in a farm town outside of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. These experiences came to be inspirations for my films," he stated.
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