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  • This past weekend, the MDOCS team headed to Glens Falls for the Adirondack Film Festival where four MDOCS-affiliated films premiered.
    Oct 24 2019
  • 2016 Storytellers' Visiting Fellow and 2019 Institute Faculty - Daesha Devon Harris - returns to Skidmore to mentor Amanda Peckler '20 and give her the invaluable experience of learning the ins and outs of being an independent artist, photographer and creator.
    Oct 24 2019
  • Every summer, students take the skills and craft they learn in MDOCS and practice them far beyond campus -- Skidmore students are working on documentary crews from New Orleans to New York, with many projects bound for major festivals or set to screen on PBS.
    Sep 26 2019
  • This past month, MDOCS headed to Montreal to the annual Oral History Association conference. Documentary students from WSPN learned the importance of recorded oral histories as well as had the opportunity to tour CKUT on the McGill campus.
    Nov 5 2018
  • MDOCS welcomes its fourth group of Institute Fellows this coming Tuesday - 8 students, 2 Skidmore Faculty, and 5 documentary practitioners will get to work on their documentary projects while partaking in collaborative, community-building, and inspiring activities and events throughout the month of June.
    May 29 2018
  • Behind the scenes, MDOCS is constantly working to serve as an open campus resource used in many different capacities. Learn more about development opportunities and direct support the program provides to faculty, staff, and students on campus.
    May 29 2018
  • This end of year Director's Note welcomes MDOCS Summer, looks back on the semester we just concluded, and reflects on the graduations and transitions ahead for a four-year old program which, like the students who started with us in 2014-2015, is looking forward to a 'post-grad' experience.
    May 16 2018
  • As MDOCS closes out its fourth year, we face the difficult task of saying good bye to students who started taking courses, attending events, and developing projects in 2014-2015, the first year for them and for the program.
    May 16 2018
  • Storytellers' Institute 2015 Visiting Fellow Jonna McKone worked with MDOCS' Adam Tinkle to organize a spring break visit to the Capital Districtor Rutgers University students, including a workshop at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY, and stops in Saratoga and at Skidmore.
    May 16 2018
  • 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
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