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Sunday Night at the Forum: River Monsters


Ah, Animal Planet documentaries. Join Mario in the Viva Doc forum on Sunday Night so we can talk about what crazy Jeremy Wade is up to.

June 4, 2009 0
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Sony’s DSR-300 vs. PD-170

If you’re a Doc student taking a production class beyond Doc I, you have two camera options: the Sony DSR-300 series and the PD-150/170. They are both rock solid cameras in their class, and deciding between the two isn’t always easy. I’ll gloss over the differences in each camera line since they are relatively minute […]

June 1, 2009 0
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“Life Or Obama?” Documentary Shoot a Success

About two weeks ago, I organized the production of Life or Obama?, a film which focused on Notre Dame University’s invitation to have Obama speak at the school’s commencement. From Friday to Sunday, I was on campus filming anti-abortion protesters, trucks with anti-Obama slogans next to graphic photos of aborted baby fetuses, and what came […]

May 29, 2009 0
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Want to Learn About Documentary Fundraising?

Groundswell Films is looking for an intern this summer to help research philanthropic and sponsorship leads for The Robben Island Singers, a 360 Media Project. Fundraising is not the most glamorous part of filmmaking, but it is an absolute necessity if you want to make independent work. We are looking for a mature student, with […]

May 27, 2009 0
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June 18th Screening of The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

Synopsis: Shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006, this film breaks the silence surrounding the tens of thousands of women and girls who have been kidnapped, raped and sexually tortured in that country’s intractable civil war. The filmmaker, herself a survivor of gang rape, talks with activists, peacekeepers, physicians […]

May 24, 2009 0
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New Doc Classes for the Fall!!!!

Check out the selection of new courses for the Documentary Program. 24 – 2806 Documentary Research Comprehensive overview of documentary research and pragmatic documentary writing. Critically analyze and evaluate sources and evidence. Develop research protocols and methodology. Conduct primary research resulting in a working hypothesis and leading to a proposal premise. Apply legal and ethical […]

May 14, 2009 1
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Thurs, 5/14: Trouble the Water screening with Q&A

This Thursday, May 14th, come join us for the free screening/discussion of the Oscar nominated documentary, “Trouble the Water” at Columbia College Chicago. “Trouble the Water”, is the story that was never told about Hurricane Katrina. The producers Tia Lessin and Carl Dean will be at the screening to answer questions and raise awareness. Check […]

May 12, 2009 2
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A night of unseen Maysles Brothers work

SNAPSHOTS Rare Cinematic Shorts, Out-takes and Commercial Work by THE MAYSLES BROTHERS A special program curated for STOP SMILING STOP SMILING presents a selection of work by the documentary pioneers behind Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens and Salesman. This one-night-only program of Direct Cinema portraits and explorations will span both the myriad subjects that have caught […]

May 8, 2009 0
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Watch: “Audio on Two Channels”


Doc Center nostalgia: watch Chris Nelson’s short found footage film, made up of old test tapes from the Michael Rabiger Center for Documentary Film.

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