FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 Sugarbush.com.