Brendan Bubion
Affiliated with Division of Communication and Creative Media, Filmmaking
BIO

Brendan Bubion is an adjunct professor of Filmmaking in the Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM). Brendan also serves as the Sr. Coordinator of the Production Equipment Rental House, where students and faculty check out camera, audio, and lighting gear for their courses. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television with Honors from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. His creative focus is in documentary filmmaking—sharing stories about individuals expressing their own unique perspectives in communities—inspired by his prior experience in community development running a youth program for former refugee families. 

In Vermont, Brendan has worked with clients such as SunCommon and Little Bellas. Prior to arriving at Champlain, he worked as the head of video production for a Burlington-based media company, creating short documentaries about the experiences of parents across the country. In addition, he has experience working in public media at Vermont PBS and WNET (PBS's New York flagship station) in such programs as American Masters and Great Performances.

RECENT WORKS

That I Might Dwell (2019) – A visual art piece to complement poet Abigail Carroll's poem, "That I Might Dwell," conveying the longing to notice the simple details in creation around the poet. Served as director, cinematographer, and editor.

Why Go Solar in Winter? (2018) – A series of short videos created for Vermont's largest solar company, consisting of interviews and a day-in-the-life of solar installers battling the winter elements. Served as director, cinematographer, and editor.

Mentoring on Mountain Bikes (2018) – Little Bellas, founded in Vermont with chapters nationwide, empowers girls through mentoring and mountain biking. I worked with the founder to conduct interviews and footage from regional chapters to convey the mentoring heart of the organization. Served as producer, director, cinematographer, and editor.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Serves as a mentor at Spectrum Youth and Family Services.

QUOTE

"Unless you get to know your neighbor, how can you love them? With documentary, you get to know your neighbors and truly become neighbors."

–Albert Maysles