April 29, 2009 0
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20th Anniversary of the Doc Center

Join us for The Doc Center's 20th Anniversary Bash! Wednesday, April 29th, 4:00pm – 7:00pm 1104 S Wabash Ave, Rm 407, The Michael Rabiger Center for Documentary Come celebrate the past, present and future of Columbia's innovative center for documentary filmmaking! 4:00pm: Food, games, friends, and fun! 5:00pm: A Panel Discussion with Michael Rabiger, Russell […]

April 25, 2009 0
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Bob Seger Rocks Big Screen!!!

Timothy Tamisiea will represent the Viva Doc this Thursday with the only documentary to be accepted into Big Screen 13. Timmy was kind enough to share a rough cut with us at the end of last semester and, just like in real life, everyone there was touched by little Luke Casey. Come show support for […]

April 21, 2009 1
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Viva Doc Presents: O’er the Land By Deborah Stratman

Wednesday, April 15th. The event is presented by the Columbia student organization Viva Documentary, and admission is open to anyone with a strong interest in documentary filmmaking…

April 12, 2009 0
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Absorb All-Star Knowledge from the Pros

Starting tomorrow, for two weekends only, the wizards, masters, and warriors of documentary will come out and play. At the 2009 Producers’ Series Eye-Witness – Focus On Documentaries April 4-5 & 18-19 Film Row Cinema Columbia College Chicago 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor Two full weekend sessions that cover the nuts and bolts of developing, […]

April 3, 2009 0
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7 Questions with Jonathan Olsheski

Johnathan Olsheski, an up-and-coming Philadelphian filmmaker, hit the streets during the midnight hours to follow and film the nightly routine of a “scrapper” ― you may know them as those drifting individuals who push shopping carts filled with metal scraps ― these vagabonds forage around searching for discarded waste, collecting junk with little to no value, in hopes to sell it and turn a profit. The result of Jonathan’s followings is The Scrapper, a 32 minute doc

March 12, 2009 1
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8 Interview Tactics to Borrow From Oral History

I thought I’d share some of the lessons I’ve learned from Oral History (49-3672). Here are 8 ideas to keep in mind for your next documentary interview.

March 5, 2009 1
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Notes from Fredrick Wiseman’s lecture at DePaul

Photo: Diana Gabriel. Frederick Wiseman has made over 30 full-length documentaries, but says he doesn’t think about his art. He came from a law background and examines institutions across the nation, but says he never does research. The ironies you find in Frederick Wiseman’s films come across when you listen to him speak. Sometimes I […]

March 5, 2009 1
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In Order Not to Be Here (2002)

In Order Not to Be Here is the inspired, award-winning vision from Chicago-based experimental filmmaker and artist Deborah Stratman. Rife with creepiness, In Order feels like a bad-dream—or a leaked surveillance video from a lurking shadow government—it’s a dreamy, objectively-haunting, quasi-surveillance video. It’s also a film that poses many questions, one being the inevitable query […]

March 2, 2009 0
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Ask a Filmmaker: An Unfinished Dream

My thesis project, Untitled DREAM Act Film, is transitioning from casual pre-production to real pre-production. What does that mean? It means that it’s time to stop playing around and start working on this film. One way that I thought of to do this was to talk to someone who has done or is doing what […]

March 1, 2009 1
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