Student Presentations – 12/9/16

Friday evening the students in CI245 and AM266 presented their final semester projects to fellow students, faculty, and friends.  Use the links below to learn more about these amazing class projects.

IMG_61941-300x225CI245 Documentary Production: A Editor’s Perspective was a course offered during the Fall of 2016 at Colby College.

A documentary comes to life in the editing room. In this course the students engage with various forms of documentary storytelling from an editor’s perspective. In addition to watching documentary films, students produced and edited three documentary video projects. While attention was paid to developing ideas and production, the class focused most heavily on the editing phase of production. Time was given to refine, recut and reedit. Students learned the art of process, of revision and reimagining, as well as learning valuable technical skills such as using a camera, shooting a scene, and interviewing techniques.


Allen IslandTracing the Midcoast was built by members of “The Cultural Geography of Allen Island,” an American Studies course at Colby College in Fall 2016. We explored how people have created and recreated Maine’s Allen Island—as a material place and an idea—and how those material and cultural constructions reflect beliefs about Midcoast Maine, nature, the past, modernity, community, and the individual.