building a house

EP 05 – ENTRY 04: KEEPING THE FAITH

EP 05 – ENTRY 04: KEEPING THE FAITH

Casey isn’t the only one feeling down. Despite their stoic appearance, the rest of the group has been pretty low on fuel. Byron’s never-ending “Punch List” (the final To-Do’s) is written on a wooden slab that leans against an unfinished living room wall. Every time they cross off a task, two more appear. The students…

EP: 03 – DOCUMENTARY vs. REALITY   BY MICHAEL SELDITCH

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…”…