The Center for Digital Art is an educational organization for digital media, art, and film studies, and a resource for digital art and video production in Southern Vermont. With aim to bring an appreciation and an understanding for the rich potential of the film medium to our community, CDA has brought classes, workshops, film festivals and screenings, art exhibits and performances to Brattleboro since it was founded in 1996.
Our staff work to further the opportunities for digital filmmaking and digital art in the Brattleboro area, and create educated and articulate students who are prepared for a career in film, television, video, art, design or arts education.
Film is a window to the world, a way for subject and spectator to share and see different perspectives and experiences. The Center for Digital Art is invested in bringing stories to Brattleboro, and in bringing the techniques and tools of filmmaking and digital media to Brattleboro’s students, artists and teachers.
History of CDA
CDA opened the doors of its 2,000 square-foot loft in Brattleboro in 1997 so local high school students could have a chance to discover two then-very-new filmmaking tools: digital video and computer editing software. This course marked the beginning of a partnership with Brattleboro Union High School and the Windham Regional Career Center that has given generations of students from BUHS and surrounding schools a chance to explore the fundamentals of filmmaking.
Our high school students have worked individually and in groups to create short films, documentaries, and animations. Several of our classes have created feature-length films.
Recently we have added digital media and art courses for local artists, and professional development workshops for educators.
Through the years we have maintained our posture on the cutting edge of digital media tools. Students in our high school courses and participants in our workshops have the opportunity to learn not just digital filmmaking and editing, but computer and graphic animation, graphic design, sound mixing, music production, and interactive media applications. Our students shoot in high-definition video, work on iMacs, and use the highest quality up-to-date software available to us, including Abode Premier, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and MaxMSP Runtime.
Center for Digital Art is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization.
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