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2016

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Mdocs Postcard-2016-09-01, Storytellers' Institute Seeking Director, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman Sep 2016

Mdocs Postcard-2016-09-01, Storytellers' Institute Seeking Director, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman

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Seeking: MDOCS Storytellers' Institute Director for summer 2017.

Documentary makers, programmers, and leaders ready to help today's documentary creators bring their visions to fruition in a hybrid creative-academic context.


Mdocs Flyer-2016-09-01, Storytellers' Institute Application, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman Sep 2016

Mdocs Flyer-2016-09-01, Storytellers' Institute Application, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman

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Do you have a documentary story to tell?

Join us this summer.

Invitation to students and faculty working on an evidence-based, research-driven, creative project in any medium (audio, video, photo, writing, etc.)- to apply to the Storytellers' Institute for summer 2017, May 30-June 30.


Mdocs Poster-2016-06-09, Festosium 2016, Jesse Wakeman Jun 2016

Mdocs Poster-2016-06-09, Festosium 2016, Jesse Wakeman

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Festosium™ (n). A gathering that combines the best elements of a festival to showcase and a symposium to bring together a small group of scholars and artists to engage with intellectual and creative work.

MDOCS’ inaugural festosium will be held June 10–12, 2016, with filmmakers, audio creators, visual artists, and virtual reality designers presenting recent documentary work that interrogates the division between fact and fiction, truth and reality.

All events are hosted at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum on the Skidmore College campus. Everything is free and open to the public.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 9

8 p.m ...


Mdocs Poster-2016-06-02, Storytellers' Adapting Reality For Stage And Screen, Jesse Wakeman Jun 2016

Mdocs Poster-2016-06-02, Storytellers' Adapting Reality For Stage And Screen, Jesse Wakeman

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Fact or Fiction?: Adapting Reality for Stage and Screen

What is the relationship between truth, or fact, and story? Many documentary storytellers push the boundaries of truth, whether by sins of omission (framing, selection) or commission (reenactment, ordering). Conversely, many works of fiction are “based on a true story” and strive for emotional truth when choosing between art and narrow factuality. In this Point of Departure filmmaker and photographer Chip Duncan, producer of stage and screen Dan Markley, and co-founder and president of the Nantucket Film Festival Jonathan Burkhart talk truth and fiction in storytelling.

5 pm: Keynote: A conversation ...


Mdocs Postcard-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute 2016, Jesse Wakeman Jun 2016

Mdocs Postcard-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute 2016, Jesse Wakeman

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THEME

This June, the MDOCS' Storytellers' Institute explores the theme of "fact and fiction." Documentary works are evidence-based stories, working with facts to render, reveal, and represent truth(s) to inform and, at times, inspire action. Despite relying on real people, depicting real places, and presenting real events, documentaries engage by interpreting and representing reality (Lamarre 2009).

In the words of John Grierson (1926) (considered the father of the term "documentary"), a documentary film is a "creative treatment of actuality." Tools in a documentarian's kit are many -- and many that shape reaction and response are not that different than ...


Mdocs Art Book-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute 2016, Urvi Kalra Jun 2016

Mdocs Art Book-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute 2016, Urvi Kalra

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THEME

This June, the MDOCS' Storytellers' Institute explores the theme of "fact and fiction." Documentary works are evidence-based stories, working with facts to render, reveal, and represent truth(s) to inform and, at times, inspire action. Despite relying on real people, depicting real places, and presenting real events, documentaries engage by interpreting and representing reality (Lamarre 2009).

In the words of John Grierson (1926) (considered the father of the term "documentary"), a documentary film is a "creative treatment of actuality." Tools in a documentarian's kit are many -- and many that shape reaction and response are not that different than ...


Mdocs Postcard-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute Fellows Promotional Postacard, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman Jun 2016

Mdocs Postcard-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute Fellows Promotional Postacard, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman

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Promotional Postcard:

Join us this summer. Seeking creative, collaborative souls ready to bring their visions to fruition in a hybrid creative-academic context that will ignite their passion and share it with the next generation. '16 Storytellers' Institute


Mdocs Program-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute 2016, Jesse Wakeman Jun 2016

Mdocs Program-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute 2016, Jesse Wakeman

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THEME

This June, the MDOCS' Storytellers' Institute explores the theme of "fact and fiction." Documentary works are evidence-based stories, working with facts to render, reveal, and represent truth(s) to inform and, at times, inspire action. Despite relying on real people, depicting real places, and presenting real events, documentaries engage by interpreting and representing reality (Lamarre 2009).

In the words of John Grierson (1926) (considered the father of the term "documentary"), a documentary film is a "creative treatment of actuality." Tools in a documentarian's kit are many -- and many that shape reaction and response are not that different than ...


Mdocs Newsletter-2016-03-01, 2.5 March/April 2016, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman, Liv Fidler, Renato Dornelas, Maria Maybock, Rebecca Stern, Augustus Svikhart, Sam Grant Mar 2016

Mdocs Newsletter-2016-03-01, 2.5 March/April 2016, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman, Liv Fidler, Renato Dornelas, Maria Maybock, Rebecca Stern, Augustus Svikhart, Sam Grant

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Table of Contents with links to live newsletter. Full PDF of the online newsletter available here.

MDOCS Newsletter 2.5, March/April 2016

Director's Note: March, 2016

2016 Storytellers' Institute: Walking the Line

MDOCS 2016 Fall Course List

SSMP Highlight: Skidmore Retiree Project

Doc on Campus: Dave DeSario documents Temp Workers' Issues

Doc off Campus: Youth FX

Faculty Spotlight: Rik Scarce on Video Ethnography and Barefoot Running

MDOCS Picks: "Serial" Reflections