Telling the stories of the most storied place

They Didn't Get Famous (but Camilla might!)

Camilla Ann Aikin just completed an independent study with MDP’s Andy Harper on the Southern independent music scene in the 1980s.  The class, which consisted of research, writing, and oral history interviews culminates with a short film.  And here it is! Please note that this is the earlier class version. The finished version is here.

End of the Semester Projects

It’s been a very busy semester for MDP Student Projects.  Included here are the films created by the Southern Studies 534 course that we teach with Dr. David Wharton.  Enjoy the films! The Beacon. A film by Camilla Ann Aikin, Aristide LeFeve, and Abby Olivier.

Let's Break it Down

It’s been a while since I’ve posted so I wanted to come back with a bang. Micah and I recently wrapped up the 2010 Summer Film Workshop where 12 high school and college age kids put up with us for a week of film theory lectures, tutorials, and film screenings. As part of the class […]

SST in the NYT!

Congrats to Tyler Keith, Eric Griffis, and Meghan Leonard–Southern Studies grad. students whose film on the Brown Family Dairy was featured in the New York Times today with a wonderful article on the Brown family.  This film came out of the Documentary Fieldwork class that we taught last spring with David Wharton at the Center […]

Post Time

It’s Post Time for the students in the Documentary Projects Class.  They have been working hard this semester putting together short films.  Here, Jake Fussell and Novelette Brown work on their film featuring Reverend John Wilkins. Check back in a few weeks for the finished films.

Rock It!

As a part of the week of service leading up to the inauguration of Chancellor Jones, we will be producing a retrospective look at the variety of service projects that are happening on campus. One of the events that happened last night was the “Rock the Bus” where Graduate School members collected school supplies for […]

Campus Connection Followup

Earlier we posted about student intern Alyssa Manhold’s profile of UM Senior Daverin Geralds featured on ESPNU (see Making a Campus Connection).  Below is the finished piece which broadcast on national television.  Nice job Alyssa and Daverin.

Making a Campus Connection

MDP intern Alyssa Manhold interviewed Ole Miss starting center Daverin Geralds this week for a segment that will run later on the  ESPNU Campus Connection.   Alyssa spoke with Daverin, an SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree, about the challenges of maintaining high academic standards while playing for a top 10 football team. ESPNU’s Campus Connection is part […]