Communication


Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds 95 min.

This feature documentary takes a candid look at the interconnected lives of two movie icons, who sadly and unexpectedly died one day apart this past December: Star Wars actress/author Carrie Fisher and her mother, Singin’ in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds. Shot mainly inside the Beverly Hills compound where both Fisher and Reynolds lived (their two houses were connected by one walkway), the film ca...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Beware The Slender Man 116 min.

It was a local story that horrified the nation: two 12-year-old girls lured a friend into the Waukesha woods, where they proceeded to stab her 19 times in an effort to appease a faceless mythical entity known online as “Slenderman.” But there’s more to the story than the dark headlines it generated. A sobering documentary that delves deep into the story behind this shocking crime, Beware the Slend...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Truth Underground: Three Poets Discover the Power of the Spoken Word 69 min.

The lives of three outspoken poets intersect as they harness the power of the word. CJ Suitt confronts the racial injustice of a Southern black male. Kamaya Truitt-Martin competes in poetry slams across the country to heal a broken home. Jeremy Berggren employs art and poetry to cope with PTSD and to bear witness to the suffering of veterans. The 19th-century poet John Keats said, “Truth is beauty...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Rise Of The Trolls 53 min.

Has internet anonymity unleashed a ‘dark demon’ lurking in all of us? This film reveals the hard truths surrounding anonymity, dark instincts and freedom on the internet. Smartphones have put the internet into our pockets and billions of people around the world are now connected online. Our lives have improved greatly, but this “freedom” has also made us vulnerable to a new kind of predator – the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Cinematographer: Documentary & News Estel Dillon—How to Make It In Film 29 min.

Estel Dillon is a photographer and editor with over 30 year's experience working at NBC, NBC News, NBC Universal, NBC News Washington, D.C., and WWBT-TV. His awards include a National Emmy, several first place awards from the White House News Photographer's Association, NPPA awards, regional Emmy awards and, the NBC Ovation award.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Cinematographer: Documentary, Comedy & News Cuong LeNguyen—How to Make It In Film 29 min.

Cuong Lenguyen was the cinematographer, producer, and director for Arlington Public Schools in Virginia, co-producing and editing the series, Claro! English for Parents. LeNguyen is Senior Motion Graphics Designer at Home Front Communications in Washington, D.C. creating commercials, PSAs, and high-end videos for a wide range of commercial, non-profit, and government organizations (Animal Planet,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Cinematographer: Documentary, Comedy & News Tom Kaufman—How to Make It In Film 28 min.

Tom Kaufman is the cinematographer for NOVA Series and Fahrenheit 9/11. He has worked for National Geographic, Discovery Channels, British Broadcasting Corporation, WGBH, WNET and Academy Award-winners Mark Jonathan Harris, Charles Guggenheim, and Barbara Kopple. Kaufman has twice won the Gordon Parks Award for Cinematography and an Emmy for the 1994 documentary about deaf children, See What I’m S...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Aviva Kempner—How to Make It In Film 30 min.

In this video, Rick Davis interviewsAviva Kempner, a long-time documentary filmmaker whose works covera broad range of issues, such as homelessness, civil rights, and the Holocaust. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg is one of her most noted works. The film won many awards, including the Peabody Award and awards from the National Board of Review, the New York Film Critics Circle and the Broadcas...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Caren Cross—How to Make It In Film 28 min.

Caren Cross began her filmmaking career as writer/director of the Gracie award winning documentary Lost and Found in Mexico. The film focuses on the reasons why U.S. citizens move to Mexico. Covering all aspects of the filmmaking process, this program is designed to teach students what it takes to make it in the business.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Christian D’Andrea—How to Make It In Film 30 min.

In this video, Rick Davis interviews Christian D’Andrea, a documentary television producer whose credits include HALO: Freefall Warriors and Searching for God in Iraq. He co-developed an energy bar for soldiers and civilians called SoldierFuel™. Topics include D'Andrea's background, working in a talent agency, producing military documentaries, and advice for students.Learn how industry professiona...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016