Posts Tagged ‘Audio Institute’

Listen: Student Documentary Projects from the 2012 Summer Audio Institute

Listen: Student Documentary Projects from the 2012 Summer Audio Institute

Hearing is Believing I: An Audio Documentary Institute is an annual weeklong immersion in making audio documentaries offered by the CDS Continuing Education program. Students learn hands-on skills in recording and digital audio mixing, discuss issues like the ethics of documentary work, hear accomplished producers talk about their work, and create a short piece. The 2012 institute […]


Listen: “Southern Slices: Summer Institute Stories from CDS” Purchased by WGBH Boston

Listen: "Southern Slices: Summer Institute Stories from CDS" Purchased by WGBH Boston

Radio-making isn’t just for professionals. Every summer, several dozen people from across the country converge on the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to learn the skills of audio documentary work—recording, shaping and crafting a piece, and mixing it on the computer. They get guidance and inspiration from seasoned producers. (They also tend to […]


Register Now for CDS Summer Institutes and Workshops—and Watch and Listen to Projects from Summer 2011

Register Now for CDS Summer Institutes and Workshops—and Watch and Listen to Projects from Summer 2011

From the Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies to Digging In: An Audio Retreat with Big Shed, the Center for Documentary Studies is offering seven summer learning opportunities through its continuing education program. These intensive sessions, lasting from two to eight days, are open to the general public (and their completion counts as credit toward the […]


Podcasts Available: Projects from the 2011 Summer Audio Institute

Podcasts Available: Projects from the 2011 Summer Audio Institute

“Hearing Is Believing” is a one-week continuing-education course offered every summer at the Center for Documentary Studies. Each July, 24 people come from across the country to learn the basics of audio documentary-making and to collaborate with a fellow participant in producing a short piece. This year the stories emerged from a collaboration between CDS […]


“Southern Slices” CDS Audio Projects Being Aired on Radio Stations Nationwide

"Southern Slices" CDS Audio Projects Being Aired on Radio Stations Nationwide

A collection of student pieces from the summer Audio Institute at CDS have been broadcast on radio stations nationwide. The collection, “Southern Slices,” features student work from 2003–2007, and is hosted by CDS audio program director John Biewen. “Southern Slices” was featured on a summer playlist on the Public Radio Exchange, and has recently aired […]


“The Journey of a Storyteller,” Talk by Al Letson at the Center for Documentary Studies July 18

"The Journey of a Storyteller," Talk by Al Letson at the Center for Documentary Studies July 18

Al Letson, poet, playwright, and host of NPR’s State of the Re:Union, will present a talk at the Center for Documentary Studies on Monday, July 18. Letson is in Durham as a special guest instructor at CDS’s summer audio institute, “Hearing is Believing,” which brings 24 participants from across the country to learn the craft of […]


Photographs from the 2010 Summer Audio Institute

Photographs from the 2010 Summer Audio Institute

In this weeklong, morning-till-night immersion in audio documentary work, students learn hands-on skills in recording and digital audio mixing, discuss issues such as the ethics of documentary work, explore varied uses for audio documentaries, and hear accomplished producers play and talk about their work in evening presentations. Final projects can be found on the CDS […]