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Ethan Murphy

Media Production Specialist

 work(802) 443-3395
 Spring term: M-F 8:15-5:00 and by appointment
 Axinn Center 216

Ethan Murphy is the Media Production Specialist in the Film & Media Culture Department at Middlebury College.  Ethan started at Middlebury in 2008 and worked previously at the University of the Arts, College of Media and Communication as Technology Manager.  He received his B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Vermont.

Ethan has worked professionally in many different production roles for broadcast, film, and video.  He has worked on projects for PBS Frontline, MTV, and HGTV and has been involved over the last ten years in the production of webisodes, music videos, shorts, and feature films.



Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
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indicates offered in the upcoming term[s]

FMMC 0105 - Filmmaking      

In this course students will gain a theoretical understanding of the ways moving images and sounds communicate, as well as practical experience creating time-based work. We will study examples of moving images as we use cameras, sound recorders, and non-linear editing software to produce our own series of short works. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the possibilities of the medium through experimentation, analysis, and detailed feedback while exploring different facets of cinematic communication. Open to FMMC majors only. (FMMC 0101, or FMMC 0102, or approval of instructor) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab ART

Spring 2018, Spring 2019

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FMMC 0507 - Independent Project      

Advanced Independent work in Film and Media Culture
Consult with a Film and Media Culture faculty member for guidelines.

Spring 2020

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FMMC 1018 - Cinematography      

Cinematography is an advanced video production course with a focus on narrative film lighting, composition, and camera movement. In this course we will produce 4-5 short video assignments, will complete a research presentation on a cinematographer, will learn lighting and camera movement techniques in a hands-on collaborative environment, and will attend lectures and screenings to develop a better understanding of the art and craft of Cinematography. Each day we will spend the first hour performing increasingly technical lighting and camera setups, the second hour learning about new concepts in a traditional lecture setting, and the third hour screening films. (FMMC 0105 or by approval) ART WTR

Winter 2018

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Department of Film and Media Culture

Axinn Center at Starr Library
15 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
Fax: 802.443.2805