Nationally recognized for digital film Instruction, our curriculum regularly develops non-specialized students into impactful producing artists with independently repeatable skills. Instruction emphasizes story telling techniques, artistic direction and training within pre-production, production and post-production processes.
Consistently my students work in the entertainment industry, gain acceptance within graduate film programs, compete in festivals and most importantly, create compelling film-works for public consumption.
SOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINE ENGAGEMENOur students regularly test and hone their skills for social good. Utilizing social media, students create online micro campaigns, develop imagery, messages and leverage the power of production for a specified outcome. These online initiatives have recruited thousands of participants while also raising aid and goods for vulnerable individuals/families in CT.
Through developing and implementing original curriculum, our outcomes at Central Connecticut State University regularly exceed major private institutions and colleges.
Our curriculum has been endorsed by major and regional producers at sports networks while our students, (many who begin with no experience at all) gain employment in the entertainment industry, are accepted within graduate film programs, compete in film festivals and most importantly, create compelling works in media for public consumption
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY - FILM BLOG
Filmmaker, Joshua Therriault arrived at CCSU with ambition to film. After the Intro course, Josh developed ideas, shot regularly and returned with an unlikely and depressing scowl. Though all students arrive with different challenges, Josh had an uncanny urge to move, (or jolt) the camera constantly. For months, we observed shaky footage, restless shots and a […]
While taking snapshots and videos is a routine activity, it is the desire to consciously identify, capture, create and communicate, which is at the heart of a production artist. This viral YouTube post by Molly Kate Kestner, an Austin high school student, is a triumphant and empowering example of that. Posted by: Jeff Teitler – Associate Professor, Central Connecticut […]
Shae Sau arrived at CCSU as a transfer student from Manchester Community College. “Film for me at CCSU has changed my thoughts and perception of production. I have gone beyond the fear of handling the camera and approaching subjects. Most recently, through film, I explored issues of gender and identity in an extremely personal […]
Recent graduate and CCSU Digital Filmmaking student, Kara Brewer has been fighting a rare genetic disease. She has endured a kidney transplant, brain surgery and many other complex issues related to BOR syndrome. She has also been filming her experiences with extreme courage and skill. Though the fight is ongoing and the battles are difficult, […]
CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND/SRBWI
Envision Films developed and implemented filmmaking curriculum for the Children’s Defense Funds’s Southern Rural Black Woman’s Initiative. This program provided film training for mentors and under-served youth in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.
NEW VISIONS, an initiative commissioned by THE CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND and the SOUTHERN RURAL BLACK WOMEN’S INITIATIVE, is engages and involves young woment through teaching marketable skills in digital filmmaking, documentary shorts, oral history and advertising. As the lead curriculum developer, Envision Films implemented training programs in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, covering in digital film techniques and production of short films. For additional information, see THE SOUTHERN RURAL BLACK WOMEN’S INITIATIVE.