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First Week Back on Campus: Welcome to Summer 2022

Image by Anne Brown
Date: July 1, 2022



Last week, students and instructors gathered on campus to explore, experiment, dance, share, laugh, and learn with each other for the first time this year. What a joy to be back together!

Students came from 11 states and 2 foreign countries, with ages ranging from 19 to 76, to hone their craft or explore a new way of seeing the world – from right here in midcoast Maine.


To kick off the summer, Patrick Cady ASC, DGA welcomed an energetic group of cinematography students to his workshop, Framing the Narrative, including a number of our Certificate in Collaborative Filmmaking students. Check out our new interview with Patrick here!

Book Arts

In the Book Arts Studio, Éireann Lorsung cultivated a warm, open, and supportive space for students to observe the nuances of summer and community, and record their observations in beautiful hand-bound books.


Photographer Andrea Modica was joined by a group of fellow educators to critically examine photographs and the teaching of photography. A lucky batch of photographers joined celebrated artist Arno Minkkinen to investigate the drama and intrigue that can be found in a cinematic image. And David Hillard’s workshop was filled with seasoned photographers seeking to enhance their image-making practices.

Lobster Friday!

On Friday (after recovering from getting their groove on at Summer Smash the night before), everyone gathered for dinner and the Friday Night Show, to showcase the work created and experiences shared by students and instructors. Magic is always created here on campus, and it was a joy to share it with everyone last week.

It’s going to be an extraordinary summer!

Students enjoying their on-campus Friday night lobster dinner

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