Posts Tagged ‘“Anytown USA” Course’

June 2: Anytown, USA Students Screen Their Films About a Small North Carolina Town

June 2: Anytown, USA Students Screen Their Films About a Small North Carolina Town

Now in its eighth year, a continuing education course at the Center for Documentary Studies taught by veteran instructor and filmmaker Randy Benson, Anytown, USA, has once again spotlighted a small town in North Carolina. Over an eight-week period, ten students traveled two hours south of the Triangle to Roseboro  (pop. 1,191), to seek out […]


CDS Student Work Gains National Recognition

CDS Student Work Gains National Recognition

Congratulations are in order to several students and instructors of CDS continuing education programs have gained national recognition this week for their documentary projects. Lisa Morehouse, a CDS summer institute star alumni and independent radio journalist, has been awarded an Arts and Culture Excellence in Journalism Award from the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists […]


Watch: “Anytown USA” Student Videos on Robbins, North Carolina

Watch: “Anytown USA” Student Videos on Robbins, North Carolina

One small town. Seven stories. Seven filmmakers. Despite popular misconceptions, the overwhelming majority of North Carolinians live in towns of 5,000 people or less. We are a state of small towns. In fact, NC has the second-most number of small towns in the country. But all is not well. The mass exodus of manufacturing abroad […]


“Anytown USA”: Screening of Student Documentary Video Projects on Robbins, North Carolina on May 22 and May 26

“Anytown USA”: Screening of Student Documentary Video Projects on Robbins, North Carolina on May 22 and May 26

One small town. Seven stories. Seven filmmakers. Despite popular misconceptions, the overwhelming majority of North Carolinians live in towns of 5,000 people or less. We are a state of small towns. In fact, NC has the second-most number of small towns in the country. But all is not well. The mass exodus of manufacturing abroad […]


Watch: “Anytown, USA” Student Videos on Scotland Neck, North Carolina

Watch: "Anytown, USA" Student Videos on Scotland Neck, North Carolina

Anytown, USA is a class at the Center for Documentary Studies offered annually through our Continuing Education program, in which students produce and edit videos related to a small town in North Carolina. This year’s class, taught by filmmaker Randolph Benson, focused on the town of Scotland Neck, and each of the students created a short […]


Screenings of Student Documentary Video Projects From Scotland Neck, North Carolina, May 24

Screenings of Student Documentary Video Projects From Scotland Neck, North Carolina, May 24

Anytown, USA is a class at the Center for Documentary Studies offered annually through our Continuing Education program, in which students produce and edit videos related to a small town in North Carolina. This year’s class, taught by filmmaker Randolph Benson, focused on the town of Scotland Neck, and each of the eleven students created a […]


Register Now: Multimedia Storytelling Workshop and Short-Doc Class Anytown, USA

Register Now: Multimedia Storytelling Workshop and Short-Doc Class Anytown, USA

There are a few spots left in two upcoming CDS Continuing Education classes: Multimedia Storytelling Workshop Thursday, March 7: 6–9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 8–9: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, March 10: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Instructors Catherine Orr and Elena Rue, founders of the visual storytelling company StoryMineMedia, use a combination of critiques, hands-on learning, […]


Watch Films: “Anytown USA” Student Video Projects on Star, North Carolina

Watch Films: "Anytown USA" Student Video Projects on Star, North Carolina

Anytown USA is a documentary video production and editing class at the Center for Documentary Studies, in which continuing education students produce and edit videos related to a small town in North Carolina. This year’s class, taught by filmmaker Randolph Benson, focused on the town of Star, and each of the eleven students created a […]


“Anytown USA”: Screening of Student Documentary Video Projects on Star, North Carolina Thursday, May 24

“Anytown USA”: Screening of Student Documentary Video Projects on Star, North Carolina Thursday, May 24

Anytown, USA is a documentary video production and editing class at the Center for Documentary Studies, in which continuing education students produce and edit videos related to a small town in North Carolina. This year’s class, taught by filmmaker Randolph Benson, focused on the town of Star, and each of the eleven students created a […]


Watch Student Video Projects from “Anytown USA: Smithfield”

Watch Student Video Projects from “Anytown USA: Smithfield”

Anytown, USA is a documentary video production and editing class at the Center for Documentary Studies taught by Randy Benson, in which students produce and edit a short documentary video on a topic of choice related to a small town in North Carolina. This year, students focused on the town of Smithfield, and created six […]


“Anytown USA: Smithfield” Screening of Student Documentary Video Projects

“Anytown USA: Smithfield” Screening of Student Documentary Video Projects

Anytown, USA is a documentary video production and editing class at the Center for Documentary Studies, in which students produce and edit a short documentary video on a topic of choice related to a small town in North Carolina. This year, students focused on the town of Smithfield, and created six short films. PUBLIC SCREENINGS […]