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John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative


Veterans' Stories: An interview with filmmaker Michael King

Veterans' health and well-being were front and center as MDOCS partnered with the NYS Military Museum and Latham Joint Force Headquarters to host a special screening of "When War Comes Home" and discussion about PTS and the realities of post-war integration with award-winning filmmaker Michael King.

Documenting Music: Rock and Roll Photography of Jay Blakesberg

On November 1, MDOCS hosted legendary rock and roll photographer (and Skidmore parent) Jay Blakesberg. Davis Auditorium was standing room only as campus and community gathered to be regaled with illustrated tales from 35 years of behind the scenes time spent with bands from the Grateful Dead to Jefferson Airplane, the Flaming Lips, and beyond.

MDOCS Picks: What docs are students checking out?

An MDOCS student reporter hit the campus to find out what documentaries students are watching, listening to, and experiencing. See what the next generation of doc-enthusiasts finds worth checking out.

New Course: Story to Screen

Each semester MDOCS introduces new courses that further the development of students' documentary and storytelling skills. This fall, Story to Screen was the first crew-based production class to run as part of the DS program with production teams of writer, director, cinematographer, and sound engineer. Writer/director Sam Grant, '18, reports.

2016 Fall Networking Night: Photo Highlights

MDOCS, Arts Administration and Media and Film Studies hosted the second annual networking night in October. Students, faculty and community professionals mingled and connections ensued.

Director's Note: Nov/Dec 2016

As we take a moment to reflect on the fall, MDOCS offers a sneak peek into the Spring semester.

Documentary Work Across Campus

MDOCS isn't the only program encouraging students to tell research-driven stories in new and creative ways. Departments including sociology, anthropology, and music are sharing their analysis in compelling ways. Here are a few courses drawing on multimedia to tell their stories.

Doc off Campus: CDC media networking trip to NYC

On October 21, the Career Development Center organized a trip for students to visit some big names in the arts and media world of NYC. The itinerary included stops at ABC News, The New York Times, Sesame Street, and a theatrical studio where professionals generously shared their career path experiences and tips for students entering the job circuit.

Director's Note: October 2016

MDOCS students and faculty hone storytelling and production skills off campus from Oregon to London, showcase their work in area and San Francisco festivals, connect with documentarians in class visits and networking nights, and explore festival culture in Saratoga Springs and beyond. Coming soon: seven new courses for Spring 2017 and a showcase of student work in mid-December.
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