Communications Office: Stephen Mease
Phone: (802) 865-6432
Warren, VT - Sugarbush Resort and Champlain College are partnering up to host the Fresh Tracks Film Camp, beginning Jan. 24, a program that offers teenage skiers and riders the opportunity to take their passion for film-making onto the mountain.
John Egan, former Warren Miller film star and Sugarbush's Chief Recreation Officer, hosts the on-snow portion of the class. The class begins by taking participants on a morning fresh-tracks adventure where Egan introduces the technique of capturing action-packed video footage. Egan will lead the group to some of his favorite Sugarbush trails in pursuit of great video footage.
"It's a great opportunity for kids to develop their skills in a field that's become more and more relevant in recent years," says Egan, "Not only that, but ski and ride footage is a fun way to help them learn."
Once done filming, students will then head indoors where Kevin Murakami, from Champlain College's award-winning Emergent Media Center, will instruct them on how to transform their mountain experience into a short film. The goal is to have students come away with a polished short film after three classes.
The camp is offered three consecutive Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon beginning Saturday, Jan. 24. A reception featuring the students' finished short films will be held the evening of the last class on Feb. 7.
Students interested in participating will need a laptop computer with Adobe Premiere Pro, and a GoPro camera. A flash memory drive is not essential, but is recommended for the class.
The camp costs $198 per student with an additional three-day film camp lift ticket available for $180 for non-passholders. The program is designed for kids ages 13-18.
For more information, or to register, visit www.Sugarbush.com.
Contact: John Bleh
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition. For the third year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2018 "America's Best Colleges," and an "A+ School for B Students" and is ranked in the top 100 Regional Universities of the North. Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2018 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2018 College of Distinction. For more information, visit www.champlain.edu.