Sugarbush Resort and Champlaign College Offer Fresh Tracks Film Camp

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 29 2014 - 10:46 AM

sugarbush_eganWarren, VT (January 16, 2014) – Sugarbush Resort and Champlain College are partnering up to host the Fresh Tracks Film Camp, 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, a Champlain College teacher in the award-winning Emergent Media Program, will show them 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 AM to 12 PM beginning Saturday, January 25th. A reception featuring the students’ finished short films will be held the evening of the last class on February 8th.

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 $168 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 on the Fresh Tracks Film Camp, please contact John Bleh at 802-583-6814 or jbleh@sugarbush.com. For reservations, call 800.53.SUGAR or visit Sugarbush.com.

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