Graduate Students Showcase Documentaries
Event Details: 12 p.m., April 19, Xavier Hall, 3733 West Pine Mall St. Louis, MO, 63108
|Students work together on the meticulous task of editing an audio piece. (Photo by Mary Gould)|
Students enrolled in SLU's digital storytelling graduate course are hosting a brown bag luncheon to showcase the documentaries they created through a collaborative assignment with students at DePaul University. The event will be held from 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Xavier Hall, Room 332. All members of the SLU community are invited to attend.
In February, SLU students traveled to Chicago where they paired with students from DePaul to create an audio documentary in 24 hours. In March, SLU played host to DePaul with the task of creating both an audio piece and a visual essay on a topic in St. Louis.
The unique assignment is a reflection of the department of communication's commitment to holistic learning. Through hands-on learning experiences students learn valuable skills that improve both their academic and professional credentials.
"A 24-hour documentary project is intense, but it is an opportunity to gain valuable research and production experience in a condensed time frame," said Mary Gould, Ph.D., who teaches SLU's digital storytelling course. "The groups worked hard--some into the early hours of the morning--and produced high-quality stories."
The documentaries to be presented at the brown bag luncheon range from stories about Chicago street musicians to St. Louis's obsession with provel cheese. Those in attendance will be invited to ask questions about the content of the documentaries, as well as the production process that went into them.
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