Students in MUSC-270 spent the Spring semester holed up in the New South Film Screening Room taking on the music documentary as a genre. They watched as Beatlemania swept America and Bob Dylan and D.A. Pennebaker teamed up to paint a twisted picture of truth. They argued whether or not rock and roll was to blame for disaster at the Stones’ infamous Altamont Free Concert and collectively wondered what exactly happened in Shirley Clark’s Ornette: Made In America (I mean, really. What was going on?). But they also worked over the course of the semester to create their own short films, finding their own subjects and approaching them with a mixture of techniques and influences from the many documentaries they studied and their own unique vision. This week, Mike Shanahan (COL ’11) shares his final project which follows Rich Daniel (COL ’10) and Avi Asher-Schapiro (SFS ’10) as they hit the streets of Takoma Park with instruments in hand.