Archive for August, 2017

Watch: Short Docs from the 2017 Documentary Video Institute

Watch: Short Docs from the 2017 Documentary Video Institute

The 2017 Documentary Video Institute brought 24 students from around the country for an immersive, weeklong training in video documentary. Led by six instructors, students worked in groups of four to produce short documentaries centered on the Hayti neighborhood, a historically African-American community near downtown Durham. The topics were pre-produced by CDS intern Autavius Smith, […]


Listen: Short Audio Docs from the 2017 Hearing Is Believing Audio Institute

Listen: Short Audio Docs from the 2017 Hearing Is Believing Audio Institute

In July 2017, the fourteenth annual Hearing Is Believing audio institute took place at the Center for Documentary Studies. In this weeklong, intensive bootcamp, run by CDS Continuing Education, students learned the basics of creating short audio documentaries. They chose from a list of interview subjects who’d been contacted in advance (thanks to the work […]