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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Weekly Beesearch: France’s Neonicotinoid Ban

Weekly Beesearch: France’s Neonicotinoid Ban

In the summer of 2018, France made the revolutionary step to ban all Neonicotinoids. This coming on the heels of a recent EU decision to ban 3 neonicotinoids, clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam, for outdoor use. France takes this a step further by also...

Week 3: Structure and Interviews

Week 3: Structure and Interviews

Structure is everything in a documentary. In this week’s meeting, the production team learned the importance of documentary structure and how to conduct an interview. Like with any story, documentaries have a simple structure. There is a beginning, a middle, and an...

Weekly Beesearch: What is Colony Collapse Disorder?

Weekly Beesearch: What is Colony Collapse Disorder?

Every once in a while, stories pop up in the news cycle about honey bees dying or disappearing mysteriously. Often, this is attributed to something called Colony Collapse Disorder. We have no idea what causes it yet, or how to prevent it, but here’s what we do know. ...

Week 2: Research and Contacts

Week 2: Research and Contacts

The backbone of every documentary is the quality of its research, as every aspect of the subject must be professionals without prior research into their fields. This also means that we can hold high-level conversations and understand what is being said to us, leading...

Bee Aware: Meet the Colony

Bee Aware: Meet the Colony

Our colony is a BUZZ with excitement because today was the first official, face to face meeting with the entire crew! So, the focus for this documentary will be about Urban Beekeeping and raising awareness around the critical role this little creature has in our...

‘HAWAII: LIVING ON THE EDGE IN PARADISE?’ PREMIERE

‘HAWAII: LIVING ON THE EDGE IN PARADISE?’ PREMIERE

I am filled with nostalgia to report that the 2019 Producing a Documentary course has come to a close. 14 weeks worth of hard work and dedication finally paid off as we showcased our documentary over two days in two different theaters. We are lucky to have a...

Final Countdown

Final Countdown

Tuesday, April 30th, marked our last time meeting in a classroom setting. Although this was a bittersweet feeling, there was hardly time to dwell on it as there was still so much to do. We watched the documentary in its entirety and took notes of any last...

Crunch Time

Crunch Time

The premiere date for our documentary has officially been published on the Jacob Burns website Tuesday evening. This is super exciting for us to see, however, this does not mean that our video is close to being finalized. There are still a number of jobs...

Editing & Sweating the Deadline

Editing & Sweating the Deadline

We are less than a month away from our premiere date at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY. There is no longer a set class time, as students have been in and out of the editing room throughout the week. Students have been spending a...

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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