The Creative Media Institute is a program dedicated to the inspection, deconstruction, and celebration of moving image, still, and aural media (and all that exists in between). The CMI is deeply inspired by a summer institute that took place on the Hampshire College campus during the 1970s, a summer institute that brought together a different, eclectic cast of filmmakers and photographers each summer.
The CMI will be led entirely by different visiting artists each week.
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Robert Greene is a documentary filmmaker, film editor, and writer. His films include Actress, Fake It So Real, and Kati with an I. He has written on nonfiction film for Sight and Sound Magazine, Filmmaker Magazine, the site Hammer to Nail, and Indiewire's Press Play.
W E E K T W O
Ivy Meeropol produced and directed The Hill, a documentary series that aired on the Sundance Channel. Heir to An Execution, Meeropol’s documentary exploring the legacy of her grandparents Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, was short-listed for an Academy Award. She is currently working on a documentary about the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York.
W E E K T H R E E
A graduate of Hampshire College, Ken Burns has been making films for more than thirty years. Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made.
Ken Burns films include the Civil War (two Emmys, two Grammys, and a Peabody), Baseball, Jazz, The War, National Parks, and The Dust Bowl. In 2008, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Burns with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His recent film, The Central Park Five, won the 2012 New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary).
Charlotte Cook is director of programming for Hot Docs, Canada’s premiere documentary film festival. She served on the U.S. Documentary jury at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
W E E K F O U R
Director, writer, and producer Brett Morgen has been described as the “mad scientist” of documentary film. His credits include The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago 10, and Crossfire Hurricane. He’s currently at work on a film about Kurt Cobain.
Erica Huggins is president of Imagine Entertainment, where she has been a producer and executive for the past 10 years. She has produced film projects such as Rush, J. Edgar, and Restless, and the TV series Parenthood. Most recently, she executive-produced Ron Howard’s Heart of the Sea and produced the upcoming James Brown biopic Get On Up. Prior to becoming a producer she worked as a film editor on John Waters’ classic Hairspray and Crybaby and Michael Cimino’s The Sicilian and Desperate Hours.
Hampshire Alumni Advisors to the CMI
|Michael Peyser 71F||Roger Sherman 73S|
|Jason Cilo 88F||Meghan O’Hara 97F|
|Will Reiser 99S||Brendan Toller 04F|
|Sascha Rice 91F||Connie White 76F|
|Alex Rivera 91F||David Wilson 92F
|Jeffrey Tuchman 73F||Lawrence Blume 81F|
|Gina Angelone 81F||Emily Hubley 76F|
|Rose Vincelli Gustine 98F|
Andrew Hart has spent the last ten years working in film and video education and production. He studied filmmaking at the North Carolina School of the Arts and holds a B.A. in communications from the University of North Carolina Asheville.
Andrew coordinated video production and live video playback at the Berklee College of Music before coming to Hampshire College, where he previously managed campus-wide media services in the Harold F. Johnson Library.
Andrew continues to work as a freelance video editor and cameraperson for projects across New England, including the Provincetown International Film Festival.
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