Catherine Orr and Elena Rue will be teaching Beginning Multimedia Storytelling in the fall 2011 term for the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies. To learn more about the course and to register, please visit the Continuing Education registration site.
Catherine Orr is a multimedia storyteller who enjoys nearly all aspects of visual communication but is most drawn to telling stories through documentary-style video and photography projects. She is a 2011 graduate of the master’s program in the UNC–Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she was a Park Fellow and a 2011 Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow. She received her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, and she worked as the communications coordinator for the Office of International Education at the University of Richmond. View more of her work on her website: http://catherineorr.com
Elena Rue is a multimedia storyteller who uses the camera as a tool for exploration and learning. As a 2006 Lewis Hine Fellow, Elena spent ten months working with a non-governmental organization, Hope for Children, in Ethiopia. For three years she coordinated the Literacy Through Photography program at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She is a 2011 graduate of the master’s program at the UNC–Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she was a 2010 Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow and a 2010–11 Reese Felts Digital Newsroom Fellow. View more of her work on her website: http://elenarue.com
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Beginning Multimedia Storytelling
All Levels | Taught by Catherine Orr and Elena Rue
September 12–November 7, 2011
Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University
Course fee: $270
What is multimedia? Through a combination of hands-on learning and critiques, students will gain an understanding of what multimedia is, where it is going, and how it can be used for powerful storytelling. Students will be exposed to cutting-edge work and engage in critical discussions about what elements make for effective multimedia storytelling. The course will provide students with a foundation in gathering high-quality audio and visuals as well as the skills to produce their own multimedia piece. A background in either photography or audio is helpful but not required. Students will need a digital SLR camera and audio recorder and will learn the basics of using Final Cut Pro.