Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Fellowship

Call For Applications. Offers up to four students the opportunity to envision and produce a short documentary film in collaboration with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Helen White on the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico coast. DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5:00pm

The Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center, the John B. Hurford ‘60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship are pleased to announce a new Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Fellowship to take place during summer 2014. The fellowship will offer up to four students with media-making experience the opportunity to envision and produce a short documentary film in collaboration with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Helen White and her students, engaging with their ongoing research into the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico coast.

WHAT THE FELLOWSHIP ENTAILS

  • The Documentary Fellows will develop, produce, and edit the documentary between May 19th - August 1st, 2014.
  • The Documentary Fellows’ work will be carried out both on the Gulf Coast and on the Haverford campus. In June, Prof. White and her students will collect samples from Gulf Coast beaches for later analysis at her lab at Haverford. Documentary Fellows will make up to two production trips to the Gulf Coast: the first one accompanying Prof. White’s group on their research trip and, if necessary, a second trip in July to gather more documentation. Editing will take place at Haverford College.
  • Prof. Helen White and Artist-in-Residence Vicky Funari will advise on the project.
  • The specific form and content of the documentary will be determined by the Documentary Fellows, in consultation with Profs. White and Funari. They may choose to explore changing environmental and human conditions on the Gulf Coast, the impact of the Deepwater Horizon spill, the relationship of scientific research to local communities, or they may develop other related approaches.
  • Travel expenses will be covered and students will be provided with a small stipend to cover housing and other living expenses.
  • Haverford College will provide the necessary production and post-production equipment.

 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled or majoring at Haverford College; and they must have taken at least two courses involving production of digital media (e.g., documentary production, visual anthropology, photography, data visualization, etc.). Students should apply as individuals, not as a group.

TO APPLY

Please email Emily Cronin, ecronin@haverford.edu, with:

  1. A one-paragraph proposal on the piece you envision producing; how your idea connects with your academic and/or professional goals; and how you would approach an interdisciplinary project involving both environmental science and documentary film.
  2. A list of media production courses you have taken.
  3. A resume with any previous film, video, web, or data visualization production work.

Please copy your application to vfunari@haverford.edu and hwhite@haverford.edu.

 

DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5:00pm.