COLLEGE DIGITAL FILMMAKING EMPHASIS
The DIGITAL FILMMAKING track (COMM 228, 328, 428 & 488) is a college level, film training emphasis within Central Connecticut State University’s, Department of Communication. Focusing on story-telling techniques, artistic skills and media technologies, students in this sequence regularly conceive ideas, develop scripts and explore fictional /non-fictional characters through the independent film production process.
DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCTION
From originally scripted work and short-filmmaking, to real-life portraits, The Digital Filmmaking track provides hands-on instruction in cinematography, sound acquisition, non-linear editing and other areas of specialization within production. Combining these skills through a story-telling perspective, Film students regularly identify themes of interest, observe, investigate, capture and craft meaningful films.
Both graduates and current students of this program work in the entertainment industry, gain acceptance within film graduate programs, compete in festivals, produce media campaigns and most importantly, develop the foundations to create compelling films for traditional and non-traditional distribution.
First generation CCSU college graduate, CCSU Film alumnus and Hartford-based filmmaker, Rashad Frett ’09 gains acceptance to New York University’s MFA Film program at Tisch School of The Arts. The highly competitive and prestigious Kanbar Institute of Film and Television accepts only 7 percent of applicants. Frett will now advance his filmmaking under notable […]
Central Connecticut State University Alumnus, Robby Silcox’s latest work gets shared by the New York Times. Silcox, a 2013 CCSU Film graduate collaborated, filmed and edited the below parody. Originally featured on the Huffington Post, the song received over 6500 views within the past few days. To view the article/film, click: HERE Within CCSU’s FILM emphasis, regardless of prior […]
Within Central Connecticut State University’s FILMMAKING EMPHASIS, subject matter is always up to our students. Be it scripted works of fiction or non-fictional events, student-interests are used to build skills, overcome obstacles and track objectives in a cumulative way. In these works, second-semester, CCSU FILM Students, David Rawolle and Jensun Yonjan document a passionate and […]
Within the Digital Filmmaking emphasis at Central Connecticut State University, there are extraordinary media works in development. Many students, who create these films come to us with little or no filmmaking experience…And yet, with slow skill building, individualized mentorship, sustainable practice and unrelenting curiosity, the outcomes are consistently impressive. I am pleased to introduce, Digital Filmmaking student, Jensun Yonjan. […]
We are pleased to announce Farrah Fontano, a first-semester CCSU Film Student, won first prize within the CHAIN NYC FILM FESTIVAL’s Documentary Short Competition. This is Farrah’s first film and was created within the Introduction to Filmmaking course (Comm 228). This same film also received an official selection by the Trinity Film Festival in March. DONT GET STUCK IN […]
There are a growing number of filmmakers emerging from CCSU’s Digital Filmmaking emphasis. Having observed their work, drive and growth throughout this first semester, the outcomes are undeniable. In fact, through multiple midnight editing sessions, repeated film shoots and an inquisitive desire to create, a number of mature and compelling films have not only emerged, but also inspired […]
For her participation within the Jessica Project, Central Connecticut State University Filmmaking Alumnus, Sarah Yacavone received recognition for her “Extraordinary Service” in representing The Disney Company. ENGAGEMENT: Two months ago, the Digital Fim Program at Central Connecticut State University put out a call to congratulate Jessica Courtright on winning her incredible bout with cancer. Former CCSU Film student […]
Jessica Courtright of Augusta, Georgia was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma over a year ago. 800 miles away in Connecticut, we heard about her story. What occurred thereafter became an incredible journey of engagement, hope and action. USE THE PASSWORD “jess” TO VIEW VIDEO […]
Two Central Connecticut State University Film graduates, Colleen Brown and Joshua Therriault partner with Tunde Productions to create the award winning documentary, VICTORY. A powerful story of faith and hope, VICTORY received its national premiere at the Grace Film Festival in San Fransisco. On Saturday, January 31st, VICTORY will also be presented locally at the […]
Just over a year after his graduation from Central Connecticut State University’s Film Emphasis within the Department of Communication, Filmmaker Rob Silcox has already become an integral part of the creative team at Back9Network. In his own words, Silcox gives an update on his incredible journey and the rewards of filmmaking. Through all the self doubt and […]
CCSU Film Student, Levar Shannon’s work was recently posted and shared on NY TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR’S Facebook Page. Posted by: Jeffrey Teitler – Associate Professor, Central Connecticut State University
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, […]