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Comfort for the Lovelorn

Categories: Midd Blogosphere, video

Before the meteoric rise of her second-ever short film, “The Scared is Scared” (which just passed a half million views on Vimeo), Bianca Giaever ’12.5 had already established herself as a multimedia storyteller to watch. Her first film, “Holy Cow Lisa” was a Vimeo staff pick. MiddMag sat down with Bianca and asked about the inspiration for “Holy Cow Lisa,” a short thoughtful and funny reflection on love and heartbreak, narrated by Professor Gregg Humphrey, senior lecturer in education studies. Humphrey’s own story of heartache during his years as a Middlebury student provided the narrative for the film.

More on Bianca’s second film later, but we thought this would be a fitting post for Valentine’s Day.

What Did You Do On Your “Febmester”?

Categories: Midd Blogosphere, video

Last week Middlebury welcomed the latest group of Febs to campus, and here’s what some of them had to say about their semester off. From delivering pizzas and teaching children to saving endangered birds and unicycling over mountains, each and every one of them has a great story to share.

Feb Cam!

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This year MiddMag wanted to get a Feb’s eye view of the storied ski-down celebration at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. So we recruited intrepid Feb (and awesome skier) Hanna Howell ’12.5 to be our photographer. Take a look at some of the things she saw today.

To read more about the Feb celebration weekend, click here.

What’s Happening at Old Stone Mill?

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It may boast a stoic and traditional exterior, but behind the doors of Old Stone Mill, all kinds of crazy things are happening. Crickets are a nutritional snack, origami makes great jewelry, and ten strangers get together monthly for a dinner party.

Based on the premise that students need space to explore their ideas, the OSM, as it’s known, is a hub of student-driven activity. Interested students can present their non-academic and self-designed project ideas to the all-student board, who then select tenants for each semester.

Middmag went to OSM’s fall showcase and met up with some of the current tenants, including an app developer, a clothes designer, a group opening a beauty salon for women of color, and many other creative and ambitious young folks.

A Special Look at the Dalai Lama’s Return to Middlebury

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When the 14th Dalai Lama visited campus for two days in October
, our digital media producer Brendan Mahoney ’11 was afforded special access to His Holiness. This insightful, touching video is the result.

Capturing Creativity

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Erik Greenberg Anjou ’83 always knew he wanted to be a writer. But it wasn’t until senior year at Middlebury when he took an American film genres course with Prof. Ted Perry that he began to realize his career path would be in filmmaking. The producer and director of several documentaries, he recently talked to MiddMag about the making of his latest endeavor, a full-length documentary entitled The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground. For over three years he and his crew traveled alongside this klezmer band, invading their private lives, filming their band tours, and documenting their conflicts and joys during the creative process. It was a journey of ups and downs with a fascinating group of people who have kept alive a klezmer and Yiddish heritage and who make what he calls “heavenly music.”

Riding the Rails Through Small-Town America

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Throughout the summer, we posted Dispatches from Ryan Kim’s remarkable cross-country rail tour of small towns in the U.S. Now that he’s back at Middlebury, we caught up with Ryan and asked him a few questions about what prompted him to make such an ambitious journey. Here’s what he had to tell us: