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Summer Video Institute

A total virtual online learning experience.

Video student at DeSales

June 21-25, 2021

During this difficult time, DeSales University is reaching out to educate tomorrow’s filmmakers in the craft of filmmaking using familiar tools, Virtual Technology, and the latest software to strengthen your technical ability to create a marketable product.

The Virtual Summer Video Institute (VSVI) at DeSales offers students an introduction to the theories of techniques of digital movie making using cellular phones. Each student will create a minimum of two short films and potentially collaborate on a larger scale production.

Each morning will begin with lectures delivered via Zoom on how to design, shoot, stabilize, and edit films of your own creation using your personal Android or iPhone. The mornings will include topics such as scriptwriting; Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, and Premiere Rush (editing software for phones); and sound and stabilization techniques.

The remainder of the morning will be spent on collaborating virtually with other students on your script or project footage. In the afternoons, you’ll be going out shooting and editing your film in your home environment. At the end of the program, the final films will be celebrated with an online screening.

Cost: $355 No application fee or deposit required. 

Application Deadline is June 18, 2021

College Credit

At the end of program, each student with a high school graduation date of 2023 or prior will be eligible to receive three college-level credits.


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 the acquisition of production skills and techniques. Graduates of the DeSales TV/Film department work in all capacities of the film and television industries.

Summer Video Institute Information

  • 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. VSVI 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, Director of SVI

  • SVI Faculty

    Chuck Gloman
    Associate Professor
    Director, Summer Video Institute
    Faculty, TV/Film Department

    M.A. – Pennsylvania State University
    Mr. Gloman has more than 40 years of experience as a producer and director of photography. He will be teaching shooting, camera stabilization, and editing. 

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

  • Registration and Payment

    Paying online

    Register and pay online 

    Refund Policy

    • Students who withdraw before May 31, 2021 will receive a full refund.
    • Students who withdraw between May 31, 2021 and June 20, 2021 will receive a refund less a $25 fee.
    • NO MONEY will be refunded FOR ANY REASON after June 21, 2021.

Contact Us

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