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The Scoop on Viva Doc Small Groups

VivaDocsters, doc lovers, filmmakers, Columbia students, staff, faculty and alumni: VivaDoc is thrilled to announce the formation of Small Groups for people interested in making, screening, and talking about docs within the context of small groups. Whether you’re looking for support in completing your own project, want to collaborate on making a group doc, or […]

January 25, 2009 0
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January 17th, 2009, at 8:00 pm, Chicago Filmmakers Proudly Presents: SENATOR OBAMA GOES TO AFRICA THE MAN WHO WOULD BE PRESIDENT RETURNS TO HIS AFRICAN ROOTS Director Bob Hercules, Director of Photography Keith Walker, and Editor Melissa Sterne in Person! Located at 5243 N. Clark St. in Andersonville. Single admission prices are as follows: $8 […]

January 15, 2009 0
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Shifting Focus: Doc Distribution in a Digital Age

An exclusive Viva Doc interview with filmmaker Tami Yeager, now working with The Tribeca Film Institute’s Reframe distribution initiative.

January 8, 2009 1
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What Netflixes are collecting dust on your DVD player?

We’ve all been there. With no late fees, it’s wayyyyyyyy too easy to keep a Netflixed documentary for far too long without watching it.

December 6, 2008 3
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Doc-makers should take a cue from "28 Days Later"

Personally, I’m a big fan of using “relative time,” in other words, using titles or narration or lower thirds or what-have-you to convey that time has passed in a relative sense rather than an absolute one (i.e. “6 months later…” instead of “June 24th, 2008…”).

December 6, 2008 0
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Film Review: Free Voice of Labor

In the late 1970s and early 1980s two documentary filmmakers Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher exploring the history of Jewish Anarchism in the United States made the film Free Voice of Labor – The Jewish Anarchists.

November 29, 2008 0
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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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