“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

“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