Video Catalog

“The Beauty and The Beast: A Tale of Two Lakes.”

beautyandthebeastThis is an environmental documentary that tells the story of two tragically different Central New York lakes. In 1885 Onondaga and Skaneateles lakes were both pristine bodies of water. A single political decision led to the demise of Onondaga Lake, but allowed Skaneateles Lake to remain unspoiled. Today, Onondaga Lake is a toxic waste site, while Skaneateles provides some of the world’s purest unfiltered drinking water. “A Tale of Two Lakes” tells the story of the hidden connection between the two lakes, the political decision that placed them on such divergent paths and explains how they became so drastically different over the course of 100 years.
A Tale of Two Lakes – DVD
A Tale of two Lakes – Download

“Please Pass the Salt Potatoes: The Video Guide to Great Original Foods of Upstate New York.”

PleasePassUpstate New York is the home of some great food. Some of the dishes, such as “Buffalo wings,” have become popular throughout the world. Others, like “grape pie,” “salt potatoes,” and “spiedies,” have remained regional specialties unknown outside the area. Student producers traveled throughout the region sampling its “anything-but-delicate” delicacies. The documentary examines the origination of each of the specialties, the unique establishments that sell them, and the people who make them. The program is more than just a documentary about food. It’s also a journey through one of the most picturesque regions in the United States.
Please Pass the Salt Potatoes – DVD
Please Pass the Salt Potatoes – Download

Please Pass The Salt Potatoes… Again!: The Video Guide to More Great Original Foods of Upstate New York

passpotatoesiiUpstate New York is the home of some great foods and unique dining establishments. In this second installment of “Please Pass The Salt Potatoes,” student producers from C3 Video at Cayuga Community College traveled throughout the region sampling it’s “anything but delicate” delicacies. This program continues their journey to find the origination of Upstate New York’s original foods, the unique establishments that sell them, and the people who make them. “Please Pass the Salt Potatoes… Again!” is more than a program about food, it’s also a journey through one of the most picturesque region of the United States.
Please Pass the Salt Potatoes Again – DVD
Please Pass the Salt Potatoes Again – Download

“Duct Tape and High Heels: Confessions of a Teenage Drag Queen.”

duct-tapeThis is the story of a young man’s journey through the female impersonation performance scene in Syracuse, NY. Unlike the glamorized Hollywood versions of drag performance portrayed in films like “Birdcage,” the Syracuse scene is decidedly “low rent.” Performers have few resources and work for little or no pay. They have to rely on each other and on their own ingenuity to create the illusion of glamour. In doing so, the performers create a community that provides them with a refuge and helps the subject of the documentary, Tim, come to terms with his identity as a gay man. As he narrates his story, we go inside the clubs and watch some astounding performances.
Duct Tape and High Heels – DVD

The Sweet Treat Trail – new video from C3 Video

sweettreatC3 Video (one of SOMA’s student-run enterprises) worked with the Cayuga County Office of Tourism to create a series of short videos for the new Finger Lakes Sweet Treat trail that opened this summer. The students created 10 videos featuring various stops on the trail. The trail is a “foodie” trail that was very popular this summer.

The videos are available using the links below. They are available on a DVD that is also being given to tour operators. Videos are also featured on the Office of Tourism website.

C3 Video is SOMA’s student-run video and film production company dedicated to teaching media production and entrepreneurship skills to Media/Telcom students at Cayuga Community College. It was started, in part, by grants from the Kauffman and Stardust Foundations.

For a copy of this video, please contact C3Video

Grill Tech 101

grilltech101Grill Tech 101- Better Grillin’ and BBQ with The Dean of Sauces. Learn the secrets of grilling and barbecue from Dean Jones, award winning bbq chef and brewmaster. In ten short lessons, Dean will have you grilling like professional grillmaster.
Grill Tech 101 – DVD
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“When Chocolate Filled the Air”

chocolateThis historical documentary tells the story of the greatest chocolate makers in North America – the workers at the Nestle plant in Fulton NY. For 100 years the plant and its workers invented and made the chocolate products that made Nestle famous world-wide. When the plant closed, for many in Fulton, it was like a death in the family. This documentary tells the story of the plant – the history, the people, the impact on the City of Fulton, and the continuing aftermath of its loss. 20 minutes.

The documentary is available on DVD. For a copy of this video, please contact C3Video

Cayuga Eats!

cayugaeatsThe Auburn/Cayuga County region has great places to eat and drink. C3 Video’s student producers traveled throughout this beautiful region, talked to chefs and owners, visited their kitchens, and sampled delicious food and drink in unique establishments.

This video features eight local restaurants, shops, and wineries in Auburn, Fair Haven, Aurora and King Ferry, covering the Central, North, and South areas of Cayuga County. Visitors and residents alike will have fun exploring Cayuga County and eating and drinking at these incomparable locations.

The videos are available using the links below. They are available on a DVD that is also being given to tour operators. Videos are also featured on the Office of Tourism website.

For a copy of this video, please contact C3Video

Thy Daughters Ever Sing – The Story of Wells College and the Decision to Go Co-Ed

wellsAfter 136 years as a single-gender institution of higher education, in 2004 Wells College made the emotional and controversial decision to admit male students. This documentary explores the reasoning behind that decision and the effects on students, staff and alumni. 21 minutes.

For a copy of this video, please contact C3Video