Carbon Trace Productions is a documentary project associated with Dr. Andrew Cline's Carbon Trace weblog -- about the future of urban life -- and the Media, Journalism & Film Department at Missouri State University. The production crew is currently working on its first project -- Downtown -- a documentary film reporting on the emerging trend of Americans choosing to move away from the suburbs in search of a new American Dream in re-developing downtowns. While the reporting will be national in scope, Springfield, Missouri will be the setting of the stories we tell about urban living and its challenges in a city working to build its place in the 21st century.
Andy Cline: Producer, Writer, Director | Chelsea Eichholz: Producer | Erin Rains: Producer | Tyler Beck: Editor, Cinematographer | Shane Franklin: Research, Talent | Shannon Bowers: Research, Talent | Phoenix Jiang: Research | Isaac Wetzel: Audio | Ken Wagoner: Audio, Music | Taye Taye: Art Designer, Cinematographer | Clint Lowrance: Cinematographer
Please share your thoughts and suggestions about our project. And share your home movies! We're looking for 8mm home movies from the 50s and 60s depicting life in the suburbs.
Carbon Trace Productions is a multimedia, documentary organization dedicated to telling compelling stories about people living sustainable lives in an emerging era of resource limits. CTP adheres to journalistic standards in research and reporting in its quest to inform its audience about the contextual complexities of the stories it tells, including: climate change, energy use, urbanism, environmentalism, and sustainability.
Downtown | Currently reporting and filming | Post-production begins 1 September 2015 | Project completion by January 2016
Riding the Trans-Siberian Railroad | Pre-production begins January 2016 | Project pending MSU study-away approval
You can help turn ideas into films by making a tax-deductible donation to the documentary film fund with the Missouri State University Foundation.