Media Communication Arts Student Productions
by Pace University
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In the “Producing the Documentary” course, created in 2003 by Pace communications professor Maria Luskay, Ph.D., Program Chair of the Master of Arts in Media and Communication Arts, a mix of graduate and undergraduate students produce awarding-winnning short films each spring, spending January and February reporting and planning the shoot – which consumes much of their March spring “break” — and then editing and producing the final product.
|1||Video¡Viva la Tortuga! Meshing Conservation and Culture in Magdalena Bay||A short documentary, produced by the Media, Communications and Visual Arts students, about the residents of Magdalena Bay, Mexico, working to balance economic advancement with environmental protection and striving to create a better life both for the community and endangered sea turtles.||7 5 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoBattle Behind the Bottle||In the film students in the award-winning Pace University course "Producing the Documentary" highlight the unseen issues within the cork industry in Portugal. The students wrote, filmed and produced the entire project, traveling to Porto, Coruche & Lisbon to research and film. The film makes the connection between cork harvested for wine bottles, a source of livelihood for 100,000 people, and the forests that are repositories for wildlife across Southern Europe and parts of North Africa. For more on the making of the film, visit http://pacecork.blogspot.com.||2 5 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoLinda Thornton Seeking Sustainability, One Shrimp at a Time||In this documentary, "Linda Thornton: Seeking Sustainability, One Shrimp at a Time," a team of Pace University student filmmakers explore the life of a resilient, pioneering aquaculture entrepreneur as she pushes the frontiers of sustainable shrimp farming in Belize. This new short film, shot by a team of undergraduate and graduate students in Dr. Maria Luskay's award-winning "Producing the Documentary" course, explores the life of a resilient, pioneering aquaculture entrepreneur as she pushes the frontiers of sustainable shrimp farming in Belize. Helping with this year's production was New York Times Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. This documentary won Best Shorts Competition for Best Short Documentary Award of Merit. For more on the making of the film, visit http://sustainableshrimp.blogspot.com.||13 5 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoThe Life of an American Ambassador||A video on the life of U.S. President Obama's appointee and U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Fay Hartog-Levin. This documentary is the recipient of Best in Category Award for the “Documentary” category of the 2010 Indie Short Film Competition. More info about the making of the documentary can be found on the class blog: http://hollanddocumentary.blogspot.com.||10 5 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoSocial Media: Redefining Communication||--||1 5 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoPace University Centennial Celebration||--||1 5 2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoWe the People: The Constitution Comes Alive||A video produced by Pace University students in observance of Constitution Day. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.||1 5 2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoMugello: One Step Closer to Sustainability||--||1 5 2007||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoEcotourism: The Double Edged Sword in Costa Rica||--||1 5 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||VideoMarch of Time: The History of Pace University||A student-produced video screened at Pace University's Centennial kick-off event with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. This documentary won the North Castle Community Television Best Documentary Award.||5 3 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||VideoGreen vs. Gold: Brazil's Race to Balance Its Sports-Fueled Tourism Boom||Will the tourism boom accompanying the back-to-back 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics be too much of a good thing for Brazil to bear? From an emerald tropical isle to an ancient port to the hillside favelas and spectacular stadiums of Rio, citizens and experts describe the environmental and social challenges and opportunities in balancing green and gold.||13 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|