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  • The MDOCS line-up of courses bring documentary skills, theory, and practice to Skidmore students of all disciplines. For those that just want to learn a new skill to those looking to take a deep dive into documentary production, there's something for everyone!
    Mar 29 2018
  • With the hopes of warmer weather comes MDOCS Spring programming - new and innovative projects, Fall course listings, documentary events, Storytellers' Institute announcements, and more!
    Mar 29 2018
  • MDOCS Storytellers' Institute is pleased to announce the 2018 documentary practitioners and Skidmore faculty and students participating in the 2018 Storytellers' Institute. Learn more about the documentary projects they will be tackling during the 5-week residency and find out who will be the keynote presenters during the MDOCS Forum weekend, June 7-10, 2018.
    Mar 25 2018
  • Skidmore alumni Jasmyn Story, '15 and Noah Kernis, '15 bring a passion for social justice to a short course in which students gain hands-on experience as they contribute to a non-profit mobile app to connect marginalized communities to local resources.
    Mar 25 2018
  • Harry Sultan ('17, Psychology) follows his love for podcasts and passion for a good mystery from the 2017 Storytellers' Institute to an audio documentary project about the gritty, swept-under-the-rug, history of the prohibition era in Saratoga Springs, NY.
    Mar 25 2018
  • MDOCS student reporter Emily Rizzo sits down with Patrick Morelli - local artist and creator of the "Behold" monument in the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site.
    Oct 28 2017
  • MDOCS kicked off this semester by turning an eye and an ear towards mass incarceration and its ramifications on our local region and around the nation. Learn more and hear about what's coming up.
    Oct 28 2017
  • This summer Skidmore senior, Ele Martinez travelled to his home state of Oaxaca Mexico to lead a series of photography workshops for the kids from his childhood school. See some of their photographs featured in his culminating exhibit in Case Gallery this month.
    Oct 27 2017
  • From Doc film production to participatory community projects to photogrammetery and more - see what courses MDOCS is offering for Spring 2018.
    Oct 27 2017
  • We are thrilled to begin planning for next year’s Storytellers’ Institute and are excited to share the 2018 theme with you: Surveil/Surveilled.
    Sep 9 2017
  • The first annual Student Documentary Festival ran this past June during the Storytellers' Institute Festosium weekend. Organized by MDOCS' first offered Festival Programming course taught by Tom Yoshikami, the event featured a screening of short documentary films.
    Sep 8 2017
  • This summer a student research collaboration project brought young voices on the air in a community radio collaboration designed by MDOCS faculty member Adam Tinkle and Skidmore junior Adam Simon.
    Sep 8 2017
  • MDOCS' lab is located on the library's first floor and has an array of resources available to students, faculty and staff from student media assistants to project support to specialty production gear, workshops, and more.
    Sep 6 2017
  • Documentary storytelling doesn't stop with the academic year, MDOCS continues to support students, faculty and practitioners throughout the summer with internship support and the Storytellers' Institute. Hear more about summer project work and what we have planned for this coming Fall!
    Sep 6 2017
  • Students across academic disciplines explored evidence driven stories this summer both independently and through the Storytellers' Institute. Learn about their experiences and what stories matter to them.
    Sep 6 2017
  • Immigrant stories, personal memoirs, and ... were just a few of the documentary projects pursued this summer by Skidmore students and faculty, and doc practitioners in the Storytellers' Institute. Learn more about their projects and next year's theme!
    Sep 6 2017
  • Find out what MDOCS has planned for the Fall semester - take a deeper look into what happens when a prison closes in "States of Incarceration" and experience the work from student and faculty documentarians in a Storytellers' Institute showcase - all coming this September.
    Aug 30 2017
  • Daphne Feller, '17, reviews One Mind, a film seeking showcase Buddhist philosophy. Asian Studies hosted filmmaker Edward A. Burger and sound designer Douglas Quin in February.
    Apr 28 2017
  • Jill Moossman, '18, reviews the four Middle Eastern films screened to showcase a different perspective on the region in spring 2017.
    Apr 28 2017
  • In Spring 2017, Skidmore hosted a Middle Eastern Film series that drew attention to unexpected stories, a film that asked viewers to consider what a "Buddhist documentary" was, a community history of the Great Migration and Rapp Road in Albany. Students respond.
    Apr 28 2017
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