Persistence is paying off. Four students in last year’s HIST 4302 –– Making Documentary History –– with instructor Michael Ostroff were not disheartened when access to the editing suite was disrupted by the month-long strike of the Carleton support staff, for with the help of the staff of the Media Production Centre, they have just completed their documentary production of “Prosser – Portrait of a Small Town.”
They are now preparing for the premiere screening at the Arthur Child Heritage Museum in Gananoque on Saturday July 28th in conjunction with the Museum’s Heritage Day, and for the premiere broadcast later this summer, on CBC Ottawa, as part of the program Ottawa Docs,
This delightful new documentary examines the value of a small town photographer in Gananoque. It features some of the most treasured and cherished photographs that Prosser took of the people and the town over his 62-year career. It was said that nobody lived in Gan, in that period, that hadn’t had their portrait taken by Lorne Prosser.
“Prosser” features interviews with former colleagues and protégés, as well as Professor Carol Payne of Carleton’s Art History Department.
The production team includes graduating History students Christine Smith and André Bourbeau, graduating Journalism students Heather Keary and Carly Pickett, and music student Garrett Warner, who wrote the score.
It’s especially cool to note that the CBC Ottawa will pay the students a handsome sum for the right to broadcast “Prosser” on CBC Ottawa.
There are still a few spots left in this year’s HIST 4302. Register soon to secure your spot!
Below is a production picture.