In case you didn’t know, one half of our dual mission as a not for profit company is documentary education.

Carbon Trace Productions is dedicated to educating students to learn the diverse skills required for the art of documentary filmmaking. Our nonprofit 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.

We had two interns last semester and will be working on different projects for us here at Carbon Trace moving forward.

Michael Mayrand
Pictured: Michael Mayrand

Michael Mayrand is the Lead Producer on Songs from the Street. He has experience in screenwriting, editing software, visual awareness. He also helps us tend to some administrative duties, overseeing production, research, and communicating with business partners, staff, other interns, and volunteers.

Currently, he is majoring in Digital TV and Film Production with a minor in Design at Missouri State University. Additionally, Michael has been enjoying attempting to learn guitar, writing scripts, and enjoying fresh-baked memes with a friend.

Grant Schwarz
Pictured: Grant Schwarz

Grant Schwarz is the lead editor of The Flying Greek, as well as his own personal project we are helping him with currently titled ENBY. They is skilled in multiple editing software, file organization, visual awareness, and communicating with staff, other interns, and volunteers. Currently, Grant is majoring in Electronic Arts: Video Studies at Missouri State University and also works as a video editor/animator for the Springfield Little Theatre.

Additionally, Grant enjoys watching anime, drawing, and making people laugh.

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 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.

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