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Application Period for VC is Now Closed

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

The VC program application period for fall 2017 has officially closed.
 
We have started a waiting list for fall and will review applications as space becomes available. Please contact Program Chair Peter Hoelter (peter.hoelter@chemeketa.edu) for more information.

Social Media Changes

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

We are pleased to announce some big changes to our social media efforts.

Visual Communications now has a official Facebook page. Like us to get official updates from the program as well as photos and design work from current students. Going forward this will be the official page for announcements, news, and program updates. Like us today — we promise to not flood your Timeline with link bait.

The previous Facebook Group will continue on as before, and faculty and staff will still contribute and moderate the discussions there. However, official posts will now only come from the new page.

Visual Communications has also joined Instagram at @chemeketavc. Follow us for a more visual look at what is happening in the program.

Four Servings of Photo Soup

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

The Line-Up

Wedding Photography and Natural Light–with Erich McVey

Tuesday | April 7th | Building 4, 225 | 11:30am–12:30pm

Welcome to a new term of photography Noodle Soups! This spring we have a lineup of four servings of top-notch professional photographers presenting on a range of topics. If you have even a slight interest in photography–or you are wanting to take you considerable skills to the next level, be sure write down these dates and attend. Oh and don’t forget to bring your lunch–plus any and all questions you may have for the pros.

The first serving of Photo Soup is with Erich McVey. Erich is a wedding, portrait and editorial film photographer with a love for medium format cameras, natural light and incredible scenery.

Using an approach that combines documentary and fine art styles, Erich captures beautiful, honest, and timeless images.

Recently selected as film photographer of the year by Belle Lumiere Magazine, Erich’s work has been featured in top wedding publications; including Brides Magazine, Pacific Weddings Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Weddings Unveiled Magazine, Bella Lumiere Magazine, Magnolia Rouge, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Reverie Magazine, Once Wed, Snippet & Ink, Ruffled, and The Knot, as well as the LA Times, and Design Sponge.

Speed Light Mastery; how to light any situation with flash–Jayesunn Krump

Tuesday | April 14th | Building 4, 225 | 11:30am–12:30pm

Jayesunn Krump is an award winning photographer based in Portland, Oregon. With his extensive experience shooting indoor and out, working with all types of people, models, children, families, celebrities, and more, Jayesunn has become known as one of Portland’s premiere photographers and lighting experts.

Some of his clients include: Jerry Seinfeld, Ice Cube, Adam Carolla, Joshua Jackson, Sam Adams, Mythbusters, KROCK New York, Rick Emerson, Alice in Chains, Danzig, Incubus, Vanilla Ice, The Oregonian, and Willamette Week.

Photojournalism and How to Capture Culture–Brian Wytcherley

Tuesday | April 21st | Building 4, 225 | 11:30am–12:30pm

Brian Wytcherley received his formal education at Brooks Institute of Photography, where he graduated with special recognition. His other education came from Pokemon Snap®, where unfortunately he lost badly to his little sister and received no special recognition.

His experience is from working in remote and troubled regions of the world. Shooting for magazines, newspapers, books, and print exhibitions, Brian’s specialty is building trust with local communities and the organizations that serve them.

RAW Power; shooting in camera RAW, editing in Photoshop–Bret Malley

Tuesday | April 28th | Building 4, 225 | 11:30am–12:30pm

Author and filmmaker Bret Malley is an award winning digital artist who lives in Portland Oregon with his wife, Erin and his toddler son, Kellen. He has an MFA in Computer Art from Syracuse University, and teaches photography, design and Photoshop among other things as a full-time faculty member at Chemeketa Community College. As a computer Artist, he is crazy about digital tools and art making of all kinds and especially working with Photoshop, his ultimate favorite of all applications.

Bret’s book, Adobe Master Class; Advanced Compositing in Photoshop is published through Adobe Press/Peachpit/Pearson and is out in all major bookstores in the US–and is currently being translated for Chinese markets as well.

VC Instructor Bret Malley Publishes Photoshop Compositing Book

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Late June saw the release of full-time VC faculty member Bret Malley’s book Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Photoshop: Bringing the Impossible to Reality. The 360-page book is full of excellent compositing techniques, artist interviews, and artwork by Bret that include his toddle son performing amazing feats. Bret will also be a presenter at the PeachPit Press booth at Photoshop World in Las Vegas in September. Congratulations to Bret on publishing his first (and certainly not last) book!

Part-time Faculty Openings in Visual Communications

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Wanted: Design Instructors

The Visual Communications program at Chemeketa Community College has a number of part-time faculty positions open for the 2014-2015 academic year. There are openings for a Graphic Design instructor, Web Design instructor, and Illustration instructor. Teaching opportunities range from a single-term class to full-year in-depth sequences. Either way, you get to work with amazingly talented students in a newly-remodeled space.

Interested? Apply online through the Chemeketa HR Web site.

Click through for more information on each opening…

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Photography: Forming Style & Starting a Business

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Join Angela Shae on Wednesday, April 23rd from 11:30am – 12:30pm in 4/278 for a Noodle Soup titled “Photography: Forming Style & Starting a Business”. Angela is a former student and currently a professional photographer.

Celebrate 30 Years of Darkroom Photography at the Out of the Dark Party

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Join us as we turn on the lights and commemorate 30 years of darkroom photography at Chemeketa at our Out of the Dark party.

Friday March 14, 3–6pm
Visual Communications Darkroom 4/284

Bring in a negative and make one last print before we close the darkroom. Light refreshments will be provided.

Check the schedule each term for a full listing of all photography courses. VC will continue to offer a full selection of digital photography classes. The college will continue to offer darkroom photography through the Art Program.

February Overview Session Postponed Due to Weather

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Carson and Violet

The Visual Communications Overview Session scheduled for this week (February 11th) has been postponed until Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 from 4:30pm–6:00pm.

If you would like information about the Visual Communication at Chemeketa, we invite you to attend an overview session. In these sessions, we talk about the program, show student work, provide information about the application process, and discuss transfer and career options. You will also be able to meet some of our faculty members and current program students.

For questions, please contact Christine Linder (christine.linder@chemeketa.edu).

PNCA to Visit Chemeketa for Portfolio Reviews

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Representatives from Pacific Northwest College of Art will be on the Chemeketa campus to conduct portfolio reviews. The reviews will take place on Tuesday, January 21st from 1-3:00pm in The Gretchen Shuette Art Gallery. A sign-up sheet is available in the art gallery.

Explore your creativity in new mediums this winter

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Explore your creativity in new mediums this winter! Work with dedicated professional designers, illustrators and photographers in small classes in our Mac lab and other facilities. For more information about these or other classes in graphic design or interactive media, contact Christine Linder at christine.linder@chemeketa.edu or 503.399.6473.

Check the schedule timetable for additional information needed for online registration. All courses listed meet for the full ten-week term.

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