With over twenty years of postproduction editing skills and her name still found in credits rolling by on “The Learning Channel”, Darlene Ballou offers EJA students a wealth of experience and knowledge not commonly found in today’s collegiate video production and convergence journalism curricular offerings. As a Certified Avid Editor, Darlene’s commitment to student experiential learning always involves sharing insight and technique she has gained from decades of editing experience. Aspiring student storytellers find her input and guidance invaluable as they prepare to enter the job market as storytellers. One of her greatest pleasures remains catching up with former students who return to campus and share their memories and successes.
Having grown up in southern New Hampshire, the powerhouse Boston news stations could be tuned in with a quick antenna adjustment and a turn of the dial and were an early inspiration for the broadcasting bug that hit her. A desire to find a college out of the urban sprawl led Darlene to Lyndon State.
Darlene began her career attending to the television department’s facility needs and guiding students through the fledgling news operation known as the LINC Project. Shortly thereafter, Darlene became a partner in Lyndon Productions and went on to edit and produce dozens of promotional and educational projects, including content for each of the four “big” networks and National Geographic.