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"Melody Gilbert is the type of teacher that makes you question what you want to be when you grow up. After taking a class with her I fell in love with documentaries and forgot all about my Business Administration major."

- Rafie Drencheva, American University in Bulgaria class of 2014 & Northwestern University MFA in Documentary Filmmaking 2016

"Melody's teaching is infectious and her approach to documentary, from first idea to distribution, is a winner."  

 -John Schott, Chair of Cinema and Media Studies, Carleton College



"Melody's hands-on teaching style allowed me to instantly put her teachings into practice. "

  -Mitchell Lundin, Carleton College student


"Our audience loved Melody as our Guest Filmmaker. Her enthusiasm lit up the place" 

 -David Siegler, Big Water Film Festival