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Short Takes is a new documentary web series produced by Via Studios Global. Featuring topics ranging from dramatic and edgy to cute, quirky, thrilling and more, VSG’s “Short Takes” aims to provide an entertaining look at the people and places that make Pennsylvania (and beyond) so unique. This bi-weekly web series is created by VSG’s award-winning team of producer/directors, offering fresh insights and engaging content in a cinematic indie-documentary style. 

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Mark Jury: Part 2 – Battling Demons

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Veteran Mark Jury couldn't keep the demons of undiagnosed PTSD at bay forever. After decades of alcoholism, suicide attempts and madness, Mark finally takes steps toward long-term treatment and a way to move past his pain.

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Mark Jury: Part 1 – Rock & Roll War Photographer

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Go behind the lens of Vietnam War photographer Mark Jury

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Jane Alexander: Saving Our Wildlife

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The Oscar-nominated star opens up about her passion for conservation

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A View from Apollo 11 Mission Control

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NASA flight director and Old Forge Native Glynn Lunney shares firsthand experiences

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Dianne Modestini: Exhuming History With Every Brushstroke

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Discover the craft, work ethic and philosophy that drives the art conservator responsible for restoring the world’s most expensive painting.

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DJs Helping Students Make the Right Choices

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DJ Choices spread the message of hope, fighting the Opioid epidemic with A/V flair.

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For This Motorcycle Collector, The Ride Never Ends

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It started as a simple storage facility for collectible motorcycle parts. Now it’s a town.

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Take To The Sky

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Fly along with pilot Austin Shartle, one of the youngest airline captains in the world

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American Icon: Mack Trucks Historical Museum

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Commemorating the legendary brand that literally helped build our nation

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Jim Cara: Guitar Builder to the Stars

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Jim Cara is a custom guitar builder starting the Original Cara Hot Rod Guitars.

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