Ten Things for Your Sunday

Ten Things for Your Sunday

  1. Our six-minute documentary “Souriyat” has been nominated for the best short film in PBS’s Reel 13 contest! The winning film gets a cash prize and is broadcast on Reel 13, the nation’s most-watched public television station.
  2. Did I mention our film “Songs from the Street” had this excellent write up in the local paper? Read about the Springfield Street Choir walking the red carpet.
  3. We are looking for new team members for this semester! Join us. More information is HERE.
  4. Did you know that the city of Springfield didn’t get its first black female police officer until 2015? Harrison Kegan from the Springfield News-Leader has this great write up.
  5. Help stop a deadly virus (kind of)–but make it fashion.
  6. It’s that time of year again! The First Friday Art Walk’s Annual Art Contest is now open and ready for submissions.
  7. HBO’s “The Vow” is undoubtedly an intriguing documentary about the modern cult —NXIVM.
  8. We have been watching as COVID cases rise at the Greene County Jail,  Missouri State University, and all over America.
  9.  On a brighter note: this film.  It isn’t intended for a specific genre, medium, trade, or denomination; it is only intended for the courageous.
  10. Catch up with everything Carbon Trace with our monthly newsletter!

    Support Nonprofit Documentary Filmmaking

    Check out our Patreon memberships. At the $5 per month level of support, you get free VIP codes for all Carbon Trace pay-per-view movies, including the right to download a copy to keep! It’s a great way to watch our documentary films while supporting our nonprofit mission of documentary education and humanitarian service.

    Carbon Trace can provide significant guidance in developing, funding, producing, and distributing a documentary film. For high school students wishing to learn more about documentary filmmaking, Missouri State University offers degrees in digital filmmaking, media production, journalism, and other associated areas.

    To take part in the documentary education provided through the Carbon Trace Team, we encourage you to apply for a filmmaking internship, submit a documentary idea, or apply to become a volunteer using the forms below.

    Join the Carbon Trace as a student volunteer

    Apply for an internship

    Submit a documentary idea

Welcome Leslie Seawright to the Carbon Trace B.O.D.

Welcome Leslie Seawright to the Carbon Trace B.O.D.

The entire Carbon Trace leadership team welcomes Leslie Seawright as the newest member of our Board of Directors!

Dr. Seawright officially became a member-at-large on the Carbon Trace Board of Directors after being unanimously approved at a special B.O.D. meeting on July 13, 2020, at 05:00 P.M.

“I am looking forward to working on the board and helping Carbon Trace Productions obtain grant funding.  Students under my supervision have applied for nearly half a million dollars in grants.”

Portraits from Fall photo days, September 4, 2019. Visual Media/Missouri State University

Seawright joined the faculty of Missouri State University in 2016. She is currently an associate professor of English in the Technical and Professional Writing Program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in grant writing, intercultural writing, legal writing, and technical writing theory.  A native Sooner, Leslie attended the University of Oklahoma and majored in Communication. After marrying her husband, the pair moved to Rogers, Arkansas, where she obtained her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Arkansas.

Leslie lived for four years in Doha, Qatar, as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University in Qatar.  Her adventures in the Middle East included travel to countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa.  Travel remains her passion, and as a faculty member at MSU, she has lead study away programs to the United Arab Emirates and Austria.  Her most recent study away trip to Argentina was canceled due to COVID-19.

In addition to her work teaching, she has served on the board of a large rehabilitation center and has experience working for several nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma and Arkansas

 

Support Nonprofit Documentary Filmmaking

Check out our Patreon memberships. At the $5 per month level of support, you get free VIP codes for all Carbon Trace pay-per-view movies, including the right to download a copy to keep! It’s a great way to watch our documentary films while supporting our nonprofit mission of documentary education and humanitarian service.

Carbon Trace can provide significant guidance in developing, funding, producing, and distributing a documentary film. For high school students wishing to learn more about documentary filmmaking, Missouri State University offers degrees in digital filmmaking, media production, journalism, and other associated areas.

To take part in the documentary education provided through the Carbon Trace Team, we encourage you to apply for a filmmaking internship, submit a documentary idea, or apply to become a volunteer using the forms below.

Join the Carbon Trace as a student volunteer

Apply for an internship

Submit a documentary idea

Meet the Intern: Chris Gawat

Meet the Intern: Chris Gawat

Documentary education is one half of our dual non-profit mission here at Carbon Trace. 

Carbon Trace Productions is dedicated to educating students in the diverse skills required for the art of documentary filmmaking. Our non-profit film studio in Springfield, Missouri works primarily with students at Missouri State University, but we will work with any student anywhere with an important story to tell.

Carbon Trace is excited to introduce our summer intern, Chris Gawat. This is Chris’s second semester interning with us.

He’s completing his final semester at Missouri State University, and has previously worked as a videographer for M.S.U. and interned at Daugherty Business Solutions.

You may have seen his work editing the trailer for Witness at the Border as well as his videography and editing of our recent video on the Springfield, Missouri, Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

This summer semester, Chris will be writing social media content for our current films, as well as editing for Witness at the Border and All of a Sudden

 

 

Be sure to check out his film reel and be sure to take a look at his personal photography business. Chris is a real catch for us as he is extremely talented and driven to tell meaningful stories. We are thankful for his hard work. The entire team is looking forward to helping him hone-in and show-off his diverse skills. 

 

To take part in the documentary education provided through the Carbon Trace Team we encourage you to apply for a filmmaking internship, submit a documentary idea, or apply to become a volunteer using the forms below.

Join Carbon Trace as a student volunteer

Apply for an internship

Submit a documentary idea

Support Nonprofit Documentary Filmmaking

Check out our Patreon memberships. At the $5 per month level of support, you get free VIP codes for all Carbon Trace pay-per-view movies, including the right to download a copy to keep! It’s a great way to watch our documentary films while supporting our nonprofit mission of documentary education and humanitarian service.