The Summer Video Institute

Design, shoot and edit films of your own creation using the same state-of-the- art tools and tech the pros use.

The days will include lectures on such topics as equipment training, Photoshop, green screen, composition, sound and editing software, and more. You'll produce your own film and contribute to a larger-scale production. 

At the end of the program, the final films are celebrated in a festival screening open to invited guests.

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The Summer Video Institute Information

  • General Information

    About the Institute
    June 19 to June 24
    The Summer Video Institute (SVI) at DeSales offers students an introduction to the theories and techniques of digital movie making. Working with state-of-the-art technology, students will design, shoot and edit films of their own creation. Projects will focus on equipment and video techniques. Each student will produce their own film and contribute to a larger scale production. The days will include lectures on such topics as equipment training, Photoshop, green screen, composition, sound and editing software, to name a few. At the end of the program, the final films are celebrated in a festival screening open to invited guests.

    Students may commute or residence will be provided. If any student is interested in the residential option, the rates are as follows:

    • Six days lodging in an on-campus residence hall, double occupancy - $300 per week
    • Meal plan for six days including breakfast, lunch, and dinner - $200 per week

    Tuition

    • $990 tuition + $100 deposit + $25 application fee = $1,115
    • Room $600 + Board $600 + Residential program fee $200 + Security deposit $100 (+ above total $985)=$2,485

    College Credit

    Upon successful completion of each program, each student with a high school graduation date of 2019 or prior will be eligible to receive three college-level credits.  Those students interested in receiving college credit will need to pay an additional $50 for the 3 credit course.

    Refund Policy

    • Students who withdraw before May 10, 2017 will receive a full refund, less a $25 fee.
    • Students who withdraw between May 11, 2017 and June 17, 2017 will receive a refund less a $125 fee.
    • NO MONEY will be refunded FOR ANY REASON after July 17, 2017

    Mission
    SVI has a dual focus: production techniques and storytelling. It’s our belief that a positive learning environment creates opportunities for exploration and discovery. Our mission is to promote the media arts as a mode of personal expression, as well as a viable professional career option.

    About  DeSales TV/Film 
    The DeSales University Division of Performing Arts is home to a unique program in the media arts. With the benefit of close association with outstanding programs in theatre and dance, the work of our film and television students is both diverse and inventive. The faculty is comprised of dedicated educators with exceptional credits in their respective fields. It is our committed philosophy that the study of historical, aesthetic, and ethical topics are essential companions to acquisition of production skills and techniques. Graduates of the DeSales TV/Film department work in all capacities of the film and television industries.

  • Registration and Payment

    Two ways to enroll and make a payment:

    Register and pay online

    Or, pay by check:

    Download the application form 

    Mail it in with your check to:

    Summer Video Institute
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Ave.
    Center Valley, PA 18034

     

  • Director's Welcome

    It is an extraordinary time in the history of media arts. For those of you who are drawn to the power of this medium for artistic expression, you've come to the right place. SVI is designed to provide an intense and rewarding introduction to the ever-evolving world of digital filmmaking. Our exceptional teaching faculty and staff are very excited to see your creations!

    - Chuck Gloman, Department Chair of TV/Film

  • SVI Faculty

    Chuck Gloman
    Chair, TV/Film Department
    M.A. – Pennsylvania State University
    Mr. Gloman has more than 35 years of experience as a producer and director of photography. He will be teaching shooting, green screen, and editing.

    Mike Wagner

    Faculty, TV/Film Department
    M.F.A. – Florida State University
    Mr. Wagner has served on the crews of more than 60 films. He will be teaching lighting and working together as a crew.

    Karen Ruggles

    Faculty, Digital Arts
    M.F.A. focus in digital cinema and 3D animation – DePaul University
    Ms. Ruggles' work has been seen at 32 Festivals. She was involved in the making of the 3D film Make it a Great Day. She will be teaching CGI and Photoshop.

    Jack Lerch
    Adjunct Faculty and Technician, TV/Film Department
    Mr. Lerch has more than 35 years experience in corporate photography and video. He will be teaching framing, shot composition, and
    equipment operation.

Two ways to enroll and make a payment.

Paying by check

Download the application form

Mail it in with your check to:

Summer Video Institute
DeSales University
2755 Station Ave.
Center Valley, PA 18034

Paying online

Register and pay online.

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SVI REFUND POLICY

Students who withdraw before May 10, 2017 will receive a full refund, less the $25 application fee. Students who withdraw between May 11 and June 16 will receive a refund less the $100 tuition deposit and the $25 application fee.

NO MONEY will be refunded FOR ANY REASON after June 17.