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Summer 2022: Week in Review – July 8

Image by Sebastiano Caccetta
Date: July 8, 2022



What an incredible week here on campus! We’re so lucky to have been joined by instructors and students from across the country and around the world committed to the art of storytelling – both lens-based and page-based. Plus, we were able to try new gear provided by Canon USA one of our long-term sponsors.

Original audio by Ruben Feldman (ghostplayer)

Our Academy students finished their second week in Scott Fuller’s 2-Week Digital Photography workshop and Tom Ryan’s 2-Week Film School workshop. The caliber of work that they produced – from intimate portraits to stunning landscapes, from a Zeiss commercial to a mystery short film – was absolutely mindblowing!

In the Photography department, students learned tools and tricks for creating a story within a single frame in Madeleine Morlet’s workshop Applying an Editorial Approach. David Julian’s workshop, The Art of Intentional Travel & Street Photography, captured the nuanced and unique beauty of the Maine coast. And of course, Brenton Hamilton’s students’ worlds were rocked by the magic of cyanotypes, salted paper, albumen, gum bichromate, and the POP process – not to mention by Brenton himself.

Lisa Alford smiling and laughing in workshop with David Julian
Lisa Alford from Canon USA having fun with David Julian in his workshop The Art of Intentional Travel & Street Photography.

Over in Film, Dave Perkal, ASC’s students took their cameras on the road to capture some beautiful moving images in Camera in Motion. Meanwhile, students of Francine Volpe’s Screenwriting Retreat used the time, space, and expert guidance to hone the screenplays they’ve been working on.

In the filmmaking department, Brendan Uegama, CSC opened the door to cinematic storytelling for a full group of aspiring cinematography masters in The Art of Cinematography (running again in September!). And in the Production of Scripted Training Videos, Doug Jensen’s students got a taste for writing scripts, auditioning actors, and creating short videos all in one week.

And speaking of writing: Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s students wowed everyone with some of the cleverest, weirdest, and most compelling stories imagined on campus, in Starting & Finishing Fiction Stories.

Photo of Beech Hill Preserve, Maine, in the summer
Photo of Beech Hill Preserve, Maine, in the summer. Image by Luca Siletti.

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