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Summer Video Institute

Working with state-of-the-art technology, students design, shoot and edit films of their own creation.

Interested in making films or videos? Check out the Summer Video Institute at DeSales!

June 24-29

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


  • $990 tuition + $100 deposit + $25 application fee = $1,115
  • Room $300 + Board $200 (+ above total $1,115) = $1,615

June 30 - July 2

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 of the grip skills associated with this equipment. Guest speakers from the Industry will offer three one day, hands-on seminars in: the Grip's role in location and studio lighting techniques; how to use wireless follow focus, moving camera and stabilization equipment; and progressive camera techniques. At the end of this intensive three-day program, the student will leave with footage shot during each seminar. 

Tuition: $600 + $50 Deposit + $25 Application Fee = $675.00 

Residential Option Rates 

  • Three days lodging in an on-campus residence hall, double occupancy = $150 
  • Meal plan for three days including breakfast, lunch, and dinner = $100 

College Credit

Upon successful completion of each program, each student with a high school graduation date of 2021 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. 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, Director of SVI

  • SVI Faculty

    Chuck Gloman
    Director, Summer Video Institute
    Faculty, 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
    Chair, 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.

  • Registration and Payment

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    Refund Policy

    • Students who withdraw before May 11, 2020 will receive a full refund, less a $25 fee.
    • Students who withdraw between May 13, 2020 and June 20, 2020 will receive a refund less a $125 fee.
    • NO MONEY will be refunded FOR ANY REASON after June 20, 2020.

Contact Us

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