Salt Institute for Documentary Studies

Located in Portland, Maine, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies offers a 15-week immersion program for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in documentary writing, photography, or radio.
This blog is an update of current Salt students insights and musings.


Another late night

It's 1:40am and there's probably half a dozen of us between the writing and photography class rooms (can't tell with radio, because those doors have been closed for a while). Deadlines loom--for the writers, our long story is due 9am on Friday with no room for wiggling, because they will immediately be plopped into InDesign for the semester's chapbook. The writers had a crash course on InDesign yesterday. Between that and having possible format, story order and cover photos for the chapbook on the whiteboard and helping carry in the stage for graduation earlier tonight, the fact that things are coming to an end here at Salt for the Spring 09 semester is just beginning to come into focus. Wild!

Back to it being 1:40am: this is the second all-nighter I've pulled since college (the last one was last night), and I don't think I've felt this good for a while. There is something energizing, free and inspiring about having something to do that is so important that your body and mind have the capability of staying awake that long.

Writing student

1 comment:

Alix said...

Just want to give a shout-out that us radio kids, YES are here, and YES we are working crazy. Our deadline is next Wednesday at 5pm so we've got all nighters for the massive amounts of audio work coming up for the next six days. Just cause our doors are closed don't doubt that there are audio zombies inside! So while you live the good life in the sun when your deadlines come and go, think good thoughts for us.