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Summer Video Institute


June 19-24, 2023

The Summer Video Institute (SVI) at DeSales offers students an introduction to the theories of techniques of digital movie making. Each student will create a minimum of two short films and potentially collaborate on a larger scale production. Students will hear lectures on how to design, shoot, stabilize, and edit films of your own creation. Other topics will include scriptwriting, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, shooting drone footage, and sound and stabilization techniques. At the end of the program, the final films will be celebrated with a live screening on campus.

Cost: $1,415. No application fee or deposit required.


July 10 – 12, 2023

The Advanced Summer Video Institute (SVI2) offers students already skilled in filmmaking an intensive hands-on course in shooting. Students will work with advanced Digital Cinema Cameras such as the RED, Panasonic EVA, and Blackmagic 6K. Instruction will also include advanced stabilization devices using the Glidecam and Ronin, lighting, and all the grip skills associated with this equipment. Students will begin the Institute with DeSales faculty member Brian McDermott for a screenwriting workshop, then working together to create a film. At the end of this intensive three-day program, the student will leave with the finished group project.

Cost: $975. No application fee or deposit required. 

Application Deadline is June 9, 2023

College Credit

At the end of program, each student with a high school graduation date of 2025 or prior will be eligible to receive three college-level credits for each Institute.


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. SVI is designed to provide an intense and rewarding introduction, and SVI 2 and advanced course to better prepare you for 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, drone usage, and editing. 

    Brian McDermott
    Assistant Professor, TV/Film Department
    M.F.A., Temple University
    M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania
    Mr. McDermott is an award-winning filmmaker committed to human rights and education. He has written three feature screenplays (including an adaptation of a novel) and has also written and produced fiction films and documentaries.

    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, camera and sound specifics.

  • Registration and Payment

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    Refund Policy

    • Students who withdraw before May 19, 2023 will receive a full refund.
    • Students who withdraw between May 19, 2022 and June 9, 2023 will receive a refund less a $25 fee.
    • NO MONEY will be refunded FOR ANY REASON after June 12, 2023.

Contact Us

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