Missouri School of Journalism students Varun Bajaj, Adam Dietrich and Kellan Marvin premiered their short film Concerned Student 1950 in front of an audience of True/False festival-goers in the Missouri Theatre. Original members of Concerned Student 1950 joined the directors on stage before the screening. Filmmaker Spike Lee was also in attendance for the showing….

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In late February or early March of each year, the True/False Film Fest brings to Columbia the most talented filmmakers and industry leaders in the documentary filmmaking field. The reputation of the fest–and of Columbia itself –reach furthest corners of the world year after year. True/False has critically become one of the best festivals  exclusively…

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It may come as a surprise to some, but there are opportunities in film for individuals to move from one career path to another, all while maintaining an involved role in this industry outside of Hollywood. This has been the case for Abigail Disney, a world-renowned producer who has had executive positions with documentaries such…

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Internship state of mind

The humidity hit me like one of those speeding taxis. With a crumpled map my mother had given me and an important-looking manila envelope, I stumbled out of the subway station and found myself directly in Times Square, New York City. Completely alone and slightly directionally challenged, I began my first day. Just how did…

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In March of 2013, Canon replaced its EOS 60D model with the EOS 70D, establishing a new line of midlevel cameras between the Rebel series and the EOS 7D. The 70D and the 60D look almost identical at first glance. They have the same weight, screen size and similar control configuration. Aesthetically, the cameras are…

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Over the last year, true crime has made a thundering return to the proverbial water cooler. A genre previously dominated by sensationalized TV news programs like NBC’s Dateline has found new life in streaming form–and as documentaries. Instead of taking on a new murder every week, this new family of programs focuses on one case…

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