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Skidmore College
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Enriching the liberal arts through media and storytelling

The MDOCS DOCLab brings the tools of audiovisual media and documentary storytelling into the Skidmore curriculum and the local community. Directed by Jesse O'Connell and staffed by a  selected team of students with key media competencies and specialties, DOCLab emphasizes learning to use cutting-edge media, storytelling, and documentary tools in a collaborative, peer supported, hands-on and project-based environment.

We invite all members of the Skidmore community to stop by and develop their storytelling tools here. Through staffed lab hours and private consultations you can learn a new software, brush up on preexisting skills or get feedback on work already under way. We also partner one-on-one with Skidmore faculty to embed media-rich experiences and assignments into their courses and scholarship to encourage the transformation of content from across the disciplines into compelling and creative stories. 

DOCLab is headquartered on the main floor of Scribner Library in Library #113, where we maintain a state-of-the-art Mac Pro computer lab, sound recording booth and modular virtual reality setup as well as an annex in Filene (“the Attic”), a 16mm post-production lab.

STAFFED HOURS: Sun-Thu (4-10pm)

Click here for full staff lab schedule