Summer Sessions at CMI at Hampshire College

Creative Media Institute

Summer Sessions at CMI at Hampshire College


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Hampshire College’s Creative Media Institute is a series of intensive screening seminars and creative labs led by practitioners and professionals working in film, video, photography, and new media. Institute participants get direct access to each week’s special collection of guest faculty. Guest faculty curate film and video series, present new works, and advise and mentor undergraduate students and working professionals.

Watch this video – it’s fantastic!

Documentarian Ken Burns may be best known for chronicling some of the United States’ most influential events and movements, giving weight to such influential topics as jazz and baseball, while also offering high school history students the chance to sleep through The Civil War. For his first foray into something a bit lighter, Burns put together a documentary short on comedian Eugene Mirman as an advertisement for their shared alma mater, Hampshire College. from AV Club


The History
The Creative Media Institute is inspired by a program that existed at Hampshire in the 1970s and 80s that brought together legendary artists working in film, photography, and video. John Marshall, Jean Rouch, Richard Leacock, Jonas Mekas, Helen Levitt, Hollis Frampton, DA Pennebaker, Jerome Liebling, Elaine Mayes, and others came together to screen and debate works, share ideas, and build community.

Among the many students who attended the institute was Hampshire College alum Ken Burns. Ken will be returning to Hampshire this summer to be guest artist.

The Program
Each week of the four-week program is made unique by its one-time-only cast of visiting artists. Each week will be either an intensive screening seminar programmed to provoke discussions and debates, or a creative lab where institute participants get feedback from guest artists on creative works or create something new.

The institute is open to college-enrolled undergraduate students, film and video practitioners, photographers, and academics. Anyone (writers, filmmakers, producers, production professionals, academics) can apply to attend a given week, but only undergraduate college-enrolled students will receive credit when attending all four weeks.

Andrew Hart, Program Director
Creative Media Institute
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Sweet Suite was Toot Sweets and #BBNYC was a Blast


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Fun Activities at the Auburndale Community Library!

Tonight! Pajama Story Time and Stuffed Animal Sleepover

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Blogger Bash NYC #BBNYC

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