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Mdocs Poster- 2017-12-06, Wspn An Alternative History, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym Dec 2017

Mdocs Poster- 2017-12-06, Wspn An Alternative History, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym

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No abstract provided.


Mdocs Poster-2017-11-12, Pass The Mic, Op Excellence: Stories In Color, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym Nov 2017

Mdocs Poster-2017-11-12, Pass The Mic, Op Excellence: Stories In Color, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym

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Join Pass the Mic as we dedicate a night to celebrate the excellence and talent of documentary storytellers who are also shining members of the Opportunity Program community. In honor of their powerful work as filmmakers and photographers, there will be a screening of their pieces and a discussion afterwards, led by our very own co-hosts, Cristal and Bri. We hope to see you there!

Featured works of the night:

A Black Womyns’ self-esteem is terrorized before she is even made aware that she has one. "The Miseducation of the Black Womyn", directed by Maryam Dewitt '18, is a three-part ...


Mdocs Poster-2017-10-24, Hi-Phi Nation With Barry Lam, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym Oct 2017

Mdocs Poster-2017-10-24, Hi-Phi Nation With Barry Lam, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym

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Philosophy through Sound and Story: Hi-Phi Nation with Barry Lam

Tue, October 24 @ 7pm, Davis Aud

Hi-Phi Nation is the first sound and story-driven show about philosophy, weaving philosophy with narrative storytelling, investigative journalism, and sound design. The first season was produced out of Duke University on the Humanities Writ-Large Fellowship by Barry Lam, associate professor of Philosophy at Vassar College. Now in its second season, Every Hi-Phi Nation episode begins with a story from everyday life, current events, the law, history, science, or the arts, and pulls the big ideas of philosophy out of the story.

Barry Lam is ...


Mdocs Poster-2017-10-10, Untouchable, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym Oct 2017

Mdocs Poster-2017-10-10, Untouchable, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym

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"Untouchable" Film Screening with Meerkat Media

Tue, October 10 @ 6:30pm, Emerson Aud

Followed by a panel discussion led by Meerkat Media

ABOUT THE FILM:

When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000 people forced to live under the kinds of laws he has championed.


Mdocs Poster-2017-10-05, States Of Incarceration Poetry Lab, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman Oct 2017

Mdocs Poster-2017-10-05, States Of Incarceration Poetry Lab, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman

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POETRY LAB with Cara Benson, Sean Dalpiaz, and Johnny Perez Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m., Atrium

Join Cara Benson, a Skidmore graduate who offered poetry classes at Mount McGregor for eight years, for an evening of poetry-making and sharing. Former students Sean Dalpiaz and Johnny Perez join her.

Benson earned an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and teaches creative writing in the graduate program at Prescott College and is program manager for the Millay Colony for the Arts. She has been a visiting writer for the New York State Writers Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Evergreen ...


Mdocs Poster-2017-09-18, Stories That Speak To Us, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym Sep 2017

Mdocs Poster-2017-09-18, Stories That Speak To Us, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym

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Mass Story Lab with Piper Anderson September 28–30

September 28, 2017, 7 p.m., Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall

DISCUSSION: Stories That Speak to Us: Piper Anderson and Sylvia Ryerson

Join Piper Anderson, founder of the Mass Story Lab, and documentarian Sylvia Ryerson as they discuss the power of storytelling as an instrument of justice.

Piper Anderson is a writer, educator, and cultural worker who has spent more than 16 years leveraging the tools of art-making and community engagement to create social impact. Her work has taken her to over 30 U.S cities, Mexico, and Rwanda delivering creative ...


Mdocs Postcard-2017-09-02, States Of Incarceration, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym Sep 2017

Mdocs Postcard-2017-09-02, States Of Incarceration, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym

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States of Incarceration at Skidmore College

Sep 2 - Oct 11, Exhibition: Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room

A “National Dialogue of Local Stories” developed by the New School's Humanities Action Lab, States of Incarceration is the first national traveling exhibition and coordinated public dialogue to explore the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States. The exhibition and project, the culmination of two years of planning and discussion engaging 20 campuses and communities, is a national public reckoning with one of the most pressing issues facing our country. At Skidmore College, Eric Morser (History) and students draw our ...


Mdocs Postcard- Summer 2017, Storytellers' Institute, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym Jul 2017

Mdocs Postcard- Summer 2017, Storytellers' Institute, Jesse Wakeman, Jordana Dym

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2017 Storytellers’ Institute

Each year the MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute celebrates documentary work and practice around a centralized theme. For the inaugural Institute in 2015 we explored whose stories get told, delving into family and storytelling. In 2016, the Institute considered what constitutes documentary, considering the lines between fact and fiction. For the third Institute in June 2017, MDOCS invited documentary creators whose work engages with the where of documentary, the operation of SPACE & PLACE.

Spaces matter: streets, kitchens, forests, schools, offices, hospitals, mountaintops, ocean floors. Anywhere that people live, work, play, worship, create, and cross provides the context of our experience. Through human activity these spaces become places, rich with memory and meaning. Physical and human geographies establish boundaries, promoting or limiting access to individuals, inclusion and exclusion.

“People think that geography is about capitals, land forms, and so on. But it is also about place —
its emotional tone, social meaning, and generative potential.”

— Yi-Fu Tuan, Professor Emeritus of Geography, U-W Madison

Communicating the understanding of space, place, and spatial relationships is a fundamental part of documentary work. Documentary interprets, navigates and represents unmediated spaces and constructed places, evoking them as claustrophobic and expansive, natural and built, accessible and forbidden, privileged and marginalized, permeable and bounded. From the expansive beauty of Yosemite to the constrained lives of Japanese Americans in the Manzanar Relocation Center photographed by Ansel Adams, to Jacques Cousteau’s underwater explorations in film to The Pulse of the Planet radio series placing its listeners in natural environments.

The 2017 Storytellers’ Fellows and visitors guided audiences through places they have never been or could experience anew through the eyes, ears, and work of others; who map and remap paths taken and avoided, borders made and transgressed; who refocus our gaze or open our ears to provide new understanding and insights into ...


Mdocs Program-2016-06-16, Storytellers' Spring St. Gallery, Nicky Tavares Jun 2016

Mdocs Program-2016-06-16, Storytellers' Spring St. Gallery, Nicky Tavares

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No abstract provided.


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 Flyer-2016-06-01, Summer 2016 Courses, Jesse Wakeman Jun 2016

Mdocs Flyer-2016-06-01, Summer 2016 Courses, Jesse Wakeman

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2016 Summer Courses

Both courses are Session 1 (May 31-July 1)

The Essay Film

DS-251C, Joanna McKone, MTWR 1:15-3:30pm

3 cr

An Essay Film looks for answers, truths or moments of reflection in all sorts of places: memory, personal experience, travel and more. This course will consist of small projects leading up to a final project of an essay film.

Intro to Audio Doc, DS-251D, Eileen McAdam, MTWR 9-11am

4cr

This class will focus on the art of storytelling through sound. With an emphasis on the production process, you'll learn how to turn an idea into a ...


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 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 Poster-2016-04-20, Student Showcases 2015-16, Jesse Wakeman Apr 2016

Mdocs Poster-2016-04-20, Student Showcases 2015-16, Jesse Wakeman

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Wed Apr 20: Video Projects 6:30-8pm, Emerson Auditorium

Fri Apr 29, Tang Art Party 8pm-midnight, Tang Museum

Contemporary Time-Based Media: presenting media installations

Intro to Audio: live on air via FM transmitter 2-5:30pm

Tue May 3, Video Storytelling 5-7pm, Somers Room, Tang Museum

Wed May 4, Academic Festival 3-4:20pm, Palamountain 300

Evidence-based audio, video, and exhibit projects from Doc Studies

Wed May 11, Audio Doc 1:30-4:30pm, LI 113


Mdocs Poster-2016-03-31, Virgin Blacktop Screening, Sam Marks Mar 2016

Mdocs Poster-2016-03-31, Virgin Blacktop Screening, Sam Marks

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Test Screening of Virgin Blacktop with local filmmaker Charlie Samuels.

Thu March 31 @ 7pm, Palamountain 202

This sneak peek screening of a feature length hybrid documentary 21 years in the making is to provide the director with audience critique and feedback. A personal coming-of-age story made with real film reel about a crew of wildly diverse kids from the suburbs of New York City in the 1970's who had nothing in common but skateboarding yet forged lifelong friendships.


Mdocs Banner-2016-02-16, Feb/March Events, Michael Zhou Feb 2016

Mdocs Banner-2016-02-16, Feb/March Events, Michael Zhou

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February/March Events 2016

Brian Murphy

Is This a Lynching Photo? Forgotten Archives of White Supremacist Violence

March 22, 7pm

Payne Room, Tang Museum

Award Winning YOUTH FX Program with Bhawin Suchak

March 1, 6-8 pm, Davis Auditorium

Meet the Youth FX filmmakers and see their films. This Albany-based digital film and media arts program for young people (14-19) is showing award-winning films, nationally (think Sundance and beyond).

Ethics Bowl: Media Production Ethics and Morals

Febraury 16, 6-8 pm, Emerson Auditorim

This training session tackles issues facing today's non--fiction storytellers. Get some tips, grapple with real-world cases.

Exploremore: MFS ...


Mdocs Poster-2016-01-01, Student Showcase Event List, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman Jan 2016

Mdocs Poster-2016-01-01, Student Showcase Event List, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman

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MDOCS Student Work Showcases

Details listed below:

Wed Apr 20: Video Projects 6:30-8pm, Emerson Auditorium

Fri Apr 29, Tang Art Party 8pm-midnight, Tang Museum

Contemporary Time-Based Media: presenting media installations

Intro to Audio: live on air via FM transmitter 2-5:30pm

Tue May 3, Video Storytelling 5-7pm, Somers Room, Tang Museum

Wed May 4, Academic Festival 3-4:20pm, Palamountain 300

Evidence-based audio, video, and exhibit projects from Doc Studies

Wed May 11, Audio Doc 1:30-4:30pm, LI 11