Screenwriting Software Resources

Hi Everyone,

I just want to provide an overview of some of the writing specific software resources that are available to you as Middlebury students.

Highland 2

Middlebury is already registered for free student accounts so you just need to follow the instructions to sign up.

Final Draft 11 EDU Trial

This is a free trial available for one time use for 18 weeks. This is a great option for installing a temporary personal license on your laptop.

Final Draft – Lab License Access Via Apporto

You can still access Final Draft on our lab computers, but you must access it via Apporto which is a virtual machine.


Log In Using your middlebury username and password.

Click on the final draft icon and you should be able to use the software the same way that you would in the lab. One very important detail is that you should backup and save regularly to your computer and should not rely on saving to the desktop on the virtual machine.

Volunteer for United Way of Addison County

Name: Linnea Oosterman

Email: linnea@unitedwayaddisoncounty.org

Message: We are looking for a volunteer to create a logo (that does not have copyright issues) for a new program we have developed called VT YouthWorks. This is a mentorship program for youth ages 18-24. We need it to say VT YouthWorks and the slogan Connecting Youth and Community. Our idea is to have a tree in the logo. This is a high need and are looking for a logo quickly as this program is growing.

Videographer Wanted

Contact: Joanna Shipley, Biology Coordinator, MBH 375,
Email: shipley@middlebury.edu
WHAT: A paid job to video-record a biology talk on November 8 (Thursday) from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in BiHall (MBH 220), then upload it so it can be viewed by faculty by that weekend. We’ve reserved a camera and tripod at Armstrong Library and will pay for time to practice with the equipment in addition to the actual recording and uploading time.
DATE: Thurs Nov 8, 2018
COMPENSATION: Pays level C ($11.14/hour)

Videographer Wanted

Name: Judy

Email: chaves@gmavt.net

WANTED: Celtic Harp Recording 
DATE: Flexible

A good friend who plays Celtic harp is looking for someone to make a short video of her playing, to put on her website. She doesn’t have a whole lot of money to pay for this, so is wondering if maybe someone could do it as a class project or just to gain experience. She’s happy to bring her harp wherever necessary. 

Volunteer Position

Name: Lara Mones

Contact: lara@scragmountainmusic.org

Description: Scrag Mountain Music will present its last music residency of the year from May 14 – 20 and is looking to record the rehearsals, outreach programs, and concerts to turn into a short “About Scrag Mountain Music” video.

This is a volunteer position, though transportation and meals will be included. There is also the potential to turn this into a longer marketing/media internship, if the student will be around next year.

Crew Call for Feb Break!

Call for Crew

“Blue in Green”

SYNOPSIS: Jenn and Cody are a young Vermont couple who steal car batteries and other parts to pay for their heroin-addiction. Aaron is a struggling jazz musician whose mother is dying of cancer. He is also just getting his license back after getting busted for a DUI. Aaron house-sits for his parents while they are out of town getting his mother surgery, and gets wasted off of red wine and his mother’s medicinal marijuana. He then gets offered a last minute gig opening for a prominent musician, and once again gets behind the wheel in a far-from-sober state. But the car won’t start, and we cut Jenn and Cody, who have stolen its battery and other parts.

DATES: February 2nd-5th, 2018

WHO: Director Hannah Marks (2015.5) needs current Middlebury students who are looking for on-set crew experience! Must be familiar with the FMMC equipment and be available for at least 2 of the shooting days.

WHERE: Burlington and Fairfax, Vermont. Transportation and lodging can be provided if necessary.

CONTACT: Sinead (skeirans@middlebury.edu)

Production Assistants Wanted

Job Description:
Zeno Mountain Farm is currently seeking Production Assistants for a film shooting this September and October in the Bristol, Vermont area. The film is a feature length musical featuring an integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities. The position is a unique opportunity to gain on set experience in Vermont while working on a meaningful and unique project. Specific responsibilities for the position involve driving cast and crew to locations, helping out in the production office, and ensuring the smooth operation of our sets. The only requirements are that you’re enthusiastic about the position, have a valid driver’s license and are comfortable driving, and have a phone you can receive calls and text messages on. 
Please contact Matthew Cherchio (class of 2011) at matthew.cherchio@gmail.com or (973) 943-1657.