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Rob Tate

Article: Rob Tate

Rob Tate was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from Yale with a degree in music. While he never pursued music as a career, it plays an important role in his film and editorial work. On ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL [www.sundance.tv] Tate served in three key roles: senior producer, director of photography and lead editor. As…

Michael Selditch

Article: Michael Selditch

Documentary filmmaker Michael Selditch created and produced Sundance Channel’s ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL [www.sundance.tv], a 6-part series that follows Tulane Architecture students as they compete to have their designs chosen and built in Louisiana. 1. What’s your favorite political movie? My favorite movie of all time is actually quite political at its core — Chinatown. Corruption, conspiracy…

EP 06 – ENTRY 04: BETWEEN THE LINES

Article: EP 06 – ENTRY 04: BETWEEN THE LINES

Flying above New Orleans, I’m only just beginning to understand how lucky I’ve been. Years ago, had you told me I’d be coming here to help produce a documentary series, I would have rolled my eyes and said “I wish.” In 2005, I would have imagined the city only through Katrina’s lens and its devastating…

EP: 05 – NEW KID IN TOWN BY  STAN BERTHEAUD

Article: EP: 05 – NEW KID IN TOWN BY STAN BERTHEAUD

The TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, US of A took place a few weeks before “Architecture School” hit the airwaves. It was a classic LA industry event; chock full of agents, industry execs and talent… very organized and very cool. We unveiled “Architecture School”, our Sundance Channel series,…

EP 04 – ENTRY 05: THE GODS OF TV

Article: EP 04 – ENTRY 05: THE GODS OF TV

While the students have remained loyal to their labor of love despite the violence, a prospective homebuyer who fell head over heels for the second URBANbuild house now has misgivings. Discrepancies are emerging between those who can afford the URBANbuild homes, those who can appreciate their architectural design, and those who are willing to live…

EP 03 – ENTRY 01: GET YOUR BUILD ON

Article: EP 03 – ENTRY 01: GET YOUR BUILD ON

Happy New Year! 2008 brings your dedicated Crew back to the streets of “NOLA” for ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL, Spring Semester: THE BUILD! I don’t know about y’all, but we’re ready to put on some serious hard hats. While purple-clad, victorious, and hungover LSU (Louisiana State University) football fans stumbled home Monday morning after a winning championship…

EP: 03 – DOCUMENTARY vs. REALITY   BY MICHAEL SELDITCH

Article: EP: 03 – DOCUMENTARY vs. REALITY BY MICHAEL SELDITCH

“It’s not a reality show–it’s a documentary series,” I’ve heard myself say on countless occasions. Press, students, faculty, crew, have all at some point uttered the baggage-laden phrase “reality show,” and I am always compelled to clarify. “What’s the difference?” asked a journalist, who rolled her eyes when I made the distinction. “Style and purpose…”…

Green Architecture Everywhere

Article: Green Architecture Everywhere

As recently as THE GREEN [www.sundance.tv] and THE GOOD FIGHT [www.sundance.tv], Sundance Channel has covered environmental architecture in its myriad forms and projects. This important topic deserves a lot more attention. For that reason, Sundance Channel created a new original series called ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL [www.sundance.tv]. What better way to introduce you to the series than…

EP 01 – ENTRY 04: LOWER NINTH

Article: EP 01 – ENTRY 04: LOWER NINTH

“Katrina taught us much about ourselves here in southeast Louisiana. It taught the rest of America a bit about Louisiana.” – Jed Horne, Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City I don’t mean to be a downer. As you know by now, this isn’t a show about Katrina.…