Introducing the 2019 team for new documentary Hawaii: Living on the Edge in Paradise. Do you know anyone from the Big Island? Let us know!
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This is the question we are going to be asking as we prepare to make a documentary on residents of Hawaii. What is it like to live amongst an active volcano? Let’s find out.

If you have been following the coverage of the active volcano situation in Hawaii you have probably heard much of the science data behind the eruption.  PaceDocs goal is to humanize the story to show the local culture and emotion behind the devastations of this natural disaster. With an extensive list of contacts, we are excited to begin a conversation with residents of Hawaii or more specifically, the Puna District!

Do you feel safe where you live?

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Post Production, Pre Editing… Storyboarding

Post Production, Pre Editing… Storyboarding

Now that all of the interviews have been transcribed, we are now focusing on finding individual sound bites and placing them in our story accordingly. We spent the class physically cutting out people’s quotes from their interviews and placing them on a...

Getting into the Flow of Post Production

Getting into the Flow of Post Production

As soon as our plane landed back in Newark, the post production process began. Leading up to our Tuesday class, each student had to go through their photos individually and upload them into the appropriate folders that were made online. By the time class...

The Final Day in Paradise

The Final Day in Paradise

In the blink of an eye, we have approached our final day on the Big Island. It has been a bittersweet moment, as we are preparing to pack and travel back home to New York. Today, the class had a choice as to what they wanted to do. Some decided to explore...

Last Full Day of Production

Last Full Day of Production

Today was bittersweet as it marked our last full day of production. One crew stayed in Hilo, where they had a lighter day conducting the last needed series of interviews. They started at a beautiful park where they talked to a couple who lost their beach...

Fissure Eight, Supermoon, and Night Market

Fissure Eight, Supermoon, and Night Market

Today marked an enormous step in our production process. It was one of those days where nothing went as planned. We had interviews cancelled on us and rain downpouring on us in the middle of interviews. However, as a result of this chaos, we gained...

Volcano Day: Volcano National Park

Volcano Day: Volcano National Park

The longest day of production, the day we have been preparing for all semester, has come to a close. Our experience at Volcano National Park was well worth the sunburn and exhaustion felt by the entire crew. We were finally able to sightsee and hike around...

And so it begins: Production Day 1

And so it begins: Production Day 1

For our first day of production, the two teams split off into assigned groups to tackle numerous interviews throughout the day. Professor Lou Guarneri’s group left early to visit Isaac Hale Beach Park. To start, the group interviewed Scott Cate and Crystal...

The Longest Day of Our Lives

The Longest Day of Our Lives

The Pace Docs team has been on an intense journey since our meeting time at 4:00 a.m. in Newark Airport. We traveled for a total of 18 hours, making it one of the longest days of our lives. We landed in San Francisco at 9:30 a.m., where we stayed in the...

Final Stages of Pre-Production

Final Stages of Pre-Production

Tonight was all about the logistics and getting ready for the trip. Our class began with Kristina Bryne, the Assistant Director of Education Abroad, leading our class through pre-departure orientation. By the time she finished her presentation, we all felt...

Building Relationships

Building Relationships

Since our virtual interview with Tom Peek, we have been creating relationships with numerous people from Hawaii to help us finalize our schedule. We started off this week’s class by meeting a fellow Pace student who is a native Hawaiian from the island...

HAWAII: LIVING on the edge in paradise

During the summer of 2018, hundreds of earthquakes shook the summit of Kīlauea, leading to the active volcano’s largest eruption in 200 years.

Surviving Maria

In 2018 Pace University’s groundbreaking documentary series focused on the island of Puerto Rico.

Our Team

As soon as the team met, we began delegating jobs and getting to know each other’s roles. We will all be wearing many hats throughout the semester, not limited to filming, interviewing, and researching.

Do you know anyone from the Big Island?

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