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Christo’s Valley Curtain (1974)

Two years ago, a Christmas gift introduced me to a photograph of a giant, orange curtain: The curtain spoke to me with its warm aura and summery temper, seducing me, raising questions, generating fantasies, and leaving me wanting more.

November 20, 2008 0
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Who do you admire? Viva Docsters tell us


Tell us who you admire: email vivadocumentary@gmail.com!

November 19, 2008 2
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How did your registration process go? Doc students weigh in

Ah, registration for classes next semester. Columbia students’ experiences range from fun to stressful, and that’s when Oasis is up and working properly, which isn’t often. Here are what some docsters had to say about their experience this year: Viva Docster Mary H. said: “I think my registration process went well… I can’t really say […]

November 19, 2008 0
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Columbia Grad Student Screening!!!

Our very own Linda Garcia-Merchant is screening her feature documentary, Las Mujeres De La Caucus Chicana on Wednesday, November 12 at 6-8 PM at Loyola College’s Sullivan Student Center, Glavin Auditorium 6239 N Sheridan Road (Granville exit on RedLine is closer than Loyola Stop) Please show your support by attending the screening and make sure […]

November 7, 2008 0
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Tip of the Day 13

Sometimes the best research comes not from a book or news article but instead from an off-camera background interview.

October 28, 2008 0
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Video the Vote: Volunteers Wanted!

The Doc Center’s Jeff Spitz writes… Volunteer camera people, tech people and drivers YOU Can Help Protect Voter’s Rights On Election Day With Your Video Camera WHEN: November 1, 9:30 -11:30AM – Training, Columbia College 1104 S. Wabash, 4th Floor November 4, all day, Hammond & Gary, IN; Milwaukee, WI November 11, 7PM, Public screening […]

October 28, 2008 0
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Archival Storytelling with Kenn Rabin

Thursday, October 30th, 4:00pm,: Kenn Rabin, author of Archival Storytelling will discuss his work. Kenn Rabin microsoft office 2013 cheapest price Two time Emmy™ nominee and award-winning playwright, screenwriter, audiovisual researcher and archivist KENN RABIN provides a wide range of services for your documentary, fiction film, proposal, manuscript, or educational project.  From the writing and […]

October 28, 2008 0
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Spring 2009 Documentary Course List

Columbia has just updated its course catalog to include classes offered in the spring 2009 semester. A bunch of documentary classes are among them, and spring is shaping up to be a great time to do documentary at Columbia…

October 27, 2008 0
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Eye for an Eye

Since Larry Charles and Bill Maher’s new “documentary” about religion is so shamelessly polemical, I think it’s fitting for my review to match its pitiless contempt.  Make no mistake, Religulous is an ill-conceived, poorly crafted film through and through.  There are scenes when the film lives up to its promise of satisfying humor, but these […]

October 27, 2008 2
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Doc Center Alums: What are they up to now?

Are you a doc center alum or do you know one? Shoot us an email with what you’re up to these days (vivadocumentary@gmail.com) and we’ll post it the next time we do one of these posts…

October 27, 2008 0
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