Communities Movies from Marlboro Virtual Welcome Packet
We are looking forward to having you on campus during the spring 2012 semester. Important dates and program details are listed below. Please read carefully, complete the required forms, and watch your email for additional details!
1. Complete required forms by December 1 (Checklist of Required Forms)
Here you will find forms relating to: your role in the Movies from Marlboro program, housing, student billing, health insurance and history, emergency contact and evacuation plan info, and legal waivers.
NOTE: You will need your Marlboro username and password to log in to the checklist page
2. Important Dates (view the Google calendar for more detail)
- November 8 – December 19 – Register for Sundance
- December 21 – Receive your Sundance Ticket Purchase Timeslot
- January 10-13 – Purchase your Advance Tickets for Sundance Films
- January 17– Student Enrollment 8:30-9:30am; Move-In 9:00am-12:00pm; Orientation 12:00-8:00pm
- January 18 – Introductory Class Meetings
- January 19-25 – Sundance Film Festival
- January 26 – March 16 – Academic Classes and Pre-production
- March 11-25 – Spring Break (some students may have the opportunity to stay and help with pre-production; please hold off on making plans for this time just yet)
- March 26-May 8 – Production Period
- May 9-May 12 – Post-production Clean Up
- May 13 – Move Out (dorms vacated by 4:00pm)
When you travel to Marlboro on January 17, please do not follow your GPS. We are in a rural area and the GPS will not always get you here! Please follow these directions to campus instead.
Travel, Lodging and Food: We will travel to and from the festival together on Delta Airlines. In Park City, we will stay at the Chateau Apres Lodge where students will be lodged in single-sex dormitories. You will have access to a continental breakfast at the lodge, and we will come together for a discussion over dinner each evening (meal provided). You should bring money to cover the cost of lunch -- we will not be together as a group mid-day due to screening schedules.
NOTE: Please plan to pack only a carry on bag (Delta carry on regulations). If your bag does not meet carry on regulations, you will be responsible for paying the $25 luggage fee to check it.
Film Tickets: Due to the festival's systems and regulations, and as part of the learning experience of attending, you will be expected to select and purchase your own advance tickets. Please visit the Sundance Film Festival tickets page and click on "Advance Tickets" to see the process and note the following:
- The Movies from Marlboro program will reimburse you for 15 advance tickets ($15 + $1 processing fee each x 15 tickets = $240). You can purchase more than 15 tickets, but will not be reimbursed for extras. If you are not able to pay for your tickets up front and wait for reimbursement, please contact Ariel to make different arrangements.
- Choose screenings January 20 through 24. (We will arrive late the 19th and depart early the 25th, so will not be able to attend any films on those days.)
- Make sure to only choose screenings in Park City (list of theaters). There is no transportation to Salt Lake City, the Sundance Resort or Ogden.
5. On Campus Food and Housing
All visiting Movies from Marlboro students will live together in the Marlboro North dormitory with a Residential Advisor (RA). One of our three Student Life Coordinators (professionals who are on call in case of emergencies) also resides at Marlboro North. Marlboro North is offline as a dorm for regular Marlboro students for the spring semester to allow for Movies from Marlboro group bonding!
A meal plan is included in the program’s tuition and fees. You will eat in the dining hall when possible, and will be provided with food on set during filming.
6. Health Care
Visiting students will have access to our full service Marlboro Total Health Center, which provides basic care and insurance coverage for sickness or accidents, mental health support and up to $500 of prescriptions. Please read the Health Services Information Letter for more details and fill out the relevant forms on the required forms checklist.
7. What to Bring
Please take a look at the general Marlboro list of what to bring. In addition, please bring the following:
- Warm clothes and boots for Sundance and winter in Vermont!
- Additional warm clothes that can get wet/muddy/dirty (if necessary) during filming
- Land-line phone: Marlboro is in a rural area and Marlboro North does not get great cell phone reception. (There is some reception on the main campus for Verizon and AT&T). Please bring a phone to plug into your dorm-room's phone line! Marlboro's phone system has an answering service, so no need for an answering machine.
- (Optional) Any film / video related gear or reference materials you want for the making of short films and sharing with other film students.
- (Optional) A car, if you have one. Again, Marlboro is in a rual area! A car is definitely not necessary -- there are public shuttle busses and the college has vans for "official" film project business -- but a car will give you more flexibility.
If you have questions about forms, other logistics of being on campus as a visiting student, or the Sundance trip please contact Ariel Brooks (email@example.com, 802-451-7118).
If you have questions about Northern Borders film production, and student roles please contact Jay Craven (firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-592-3150).