CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION AND STUDY

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Center for Documentary Production and Study
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Nadine Patterson, M.A.
Documentary Film Strategist
patterson@rmu.edu



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About the Center for Documentary Production and Study

The Center for Documentary Production and Study is dedicated to the advancement and production of documentary work completed on video, film and digital media. It is one of eight academic centers at Robert Morris University.

The Center was founded in 2002 upon release of the acclaimed RMU student documentary "America Talks", a snapshot of citizens’ reaction to the September 11th attacks. Since then, the Center has grown into a vibrant workshop designed to encourage study of all aspects of documentary filmmaking, including research, historical appreciation, and cultural relevance.

Each year since 2012, the Center has hosted a visiting documentary filmmaker. Through teaching, lectures and screenings, the filmmakers bring unique vision and expertise to RMU students and faculty as well as to the larger Pittsburgh-area filmmaking scene. Past filmmakers include Dustin Zemel (USA), Robert Fiveson (Canada/USA/Panama), and Greta Schiller (USA), Penny Vozniak (Australia), Ferenc Moldoványi (Hungary), and Nadine Patterson (USA).

The Center encourages and oversees student-produced documentary programs, and provides hands-on experience in the planning, filming, writing, editing and promoting of documentaries. Students draw upon Robert Morris University’s strengths in business, communications, and media arts, including expertise in digital cinema and television, graphic design, interaction design and photography.

The Center closely collaborates with the Media Arts Department and the Academic Media Center at Robert Morris University’s Moon Township campus.