Luke Malone, CUJ ’13, is an Australian journalist based in New York City, and the producer of “Secrets of the Living Dolls,” a documentary that features men who dress up in elaborate latex female bodysuits.
We spoke to two members of the team behind the interactive documentary Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt. Josh Davis and Kainaz Amaria told us about the conceptualization and production of this beautifully executed piece.
A week after graduating from Columbia Journalism School, David P. Alexander made his way into a Cambodian jungle to shoot a story about illegal poaching for an non-governmental organization (NGO). Though he was not there for a traditional news outlet, he was doing exactly what he wanted to do: he was producing compelling videos about important subjects. (more…)
In October of 2012, Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach travelled to Kabul thinking they would make a short film about freedom of press (or lack thereof) in Afghanistan.
They were only there for two weeks, but “The story blew up in our faces,” said Scarpelli. What they saw was an emerging free press in the war-torn country, and a handful of Afghan journalists behind it. (more…)
Lauren Betesh, CUJ '13, was new to video when she started at the journalism school last fall. By the end of the year, she had produced (and has now published) a poignant documentary on autism and the difficulty of finding housing for autistic adults. The most inspiring part? She did it by herself.
Columbia J-School alums Alexander Hotz and Kristofer Ríos recently published a story about Puerto Rico’s drug addicts, a hugely ignored public health crisis on the island. The team spoke to Columbia Visuals about their process: from finding the story to teaming up, and getting it published. (more…)