John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative
Documentary Studies Faculty Update
MDOCS takes a moment to share the creative work their faculty are doing inside and outside of the classroom.
Director's Note: Jan/Feb 2017
Research-driven documentary storytelling makes a difference, locally and globally. MDOCS confirms its commitment to excellence in meaningful storytelling with the hire of a Storytellers' Institute Director and to the importance of fact with courses and programming highlighting the power of the archive to shape, reveal and challenge.
Storytellers' Faculty Scholar: Amber Wiley
Introducing Amber Wiley, American Studies -- the first of two Faculty Scholars joining MDOCS this June for the 2017 Storytellers' Institute. Read the recent Skidmore homepage article about Amber's work in exploring places and their defining cultural characteristics in an increasingly homogenized United States of America.
Saratoga Flurry Festival Presents Standing Rock Doc Film
Each winter, close to 5,000 people flock to Saratoga Main St. for the Flurry Festival. This year Saratoga Arts featured a documentary film screening which offered a glimpse at the Dakota Pipeline controversy and highlighted the voices taken from 33 interviews of the First Nation people at Standing Rock.
Alumni Spotlight: Filmmaker Gaëlle Mourre
MDOCS student Yasmin Kudsi, ‘17 connected with Skidmore College alumna Gaëlle Mourre to learn how she applies her Art History and Spanish literature major to her career in journalism and filmmaking.
Call for Entries: Student Documentary Festival
Seeking student documentary submissions of all mediums (video, audio, photo, exhibit, archive, etc.) for entry to the 2017 MDOCS Student Documentary Festival! Deadline for submissions: March 26, 2017. Spread the word!
2017 MDOCS Summer Courses
Didn’t have time to take an MDOCS course during the academic year? Attending a college without a doc program? Interested in doc film, sound and producing? You’re in luck! Four amazing documentarians will be in residence on campus. Work with an audio documentarian, producer, filmmaker, and screenwriter while immersing yourself in all that goes on at Skidmore in Summer, including the Storytellers' Institute and Festosium!
MDOCS Bundles up for Sundance
This January, MDOCS hit the slopes for some off-campus inspiration and networking with independent filmmakers and documentary creators at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
MDOCS Welcomes New Storytellers' Institute Director
MDOCS' in-house team launched an annual summer documentary program for students, faculty and professionals in 2015. In June 2017, the Storytellers' Institute welcomes a full-time Director to lead us to the next stage. Filmmaker and educator Sarah Friedland joins Skidmore College this May from Wagner College to direct her first Storytellers' Institute this June.Story Archive