Digital Film Instruction develops 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.
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.
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.
SOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINE ENGAGEMENT
Our 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.
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY - FILM BLOG
When teaching film, poignant moments occur. I regularly observe passive camera-users apply their intelligence, learn skill and develop voice. In doing so, they become conscious observers of light, shape and shadow. For those that wish to tell stories, they practice. They repeat exercises over and over while consistently developing and growing a new language and skill. Granted, […]
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
New Visions is committed to engaging and involving young women in the work of the Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative (SRBWI) and to teaching marketable skills in digital filmmaking, documentary shorts, oral history and advertising. Through this program trained mentors in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi offer guidance and instruction in digital film techniques and produce short films. See student samples below: For additional information, see THE SOUTHERN RURAL BLACK WOMEN’S INITIATIVE.