Posts Tagged ‘Big Shed’

CDS Meet Up Group: Audio Guru Shea Shackelford Talks Equipment and Software, April 22

CDS Meet Up Group: Audio Guru Shea Shackelford Talks Equipment and Software, April 22

The CDS Meet Up Group, organized and run on a volunteer basis, provides a monthly forum for students at the Center for Documentary Studies and others doing documentary work to network, talk shop, and learn. The next meeting will be led by Shea Shackelford, a documentary producer and a founder of the award-winning production company Big […]


Listen: Big Shed/CDS Audio Documentary “The Great Moonshine Conspiracy”

Listen: Big Shed/CDS Audio Documentary "The Great Moonshine Conspiracy"

In his 2011 book Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World (University of Illinois Press), Charlie Thompson chronicles Virginia’s Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935, which made national news and exposed the far-reaching and pervasive tendrils of Appalachia’s local moonshine economy. The folks at the audio and […]


The Time is Now: Register for CDS’s Acclaimed Summer Audio Institutes and Retreat

The Time is Now: Register for CDS's Acclaimed Summer Audio Institutes and Retreat

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) is offering three summer audio documentary 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 Certificate in Documentary Arts for those working toward a certificate). Information about the courses […]


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 […]


Learn to Write a Documentary Proposal, Create an Audio Postcard, and Tell a Multimedia Story at Upcoming CDS Workshops

Learn to Write a Documentary Proposal,  Create an Audio Postcard, and Tell a Multimedia Story at Upcoming CDS Workshops

Register now for one of these three upcoming continuing education workshops on writing successful documentary proposals, creating audio postcards, and exploring multimedia storytelling. How to Write a Winning Documentary Proposal Saturday, March 3, 1–4:30 p.m. With instructor Judith Van Wyk, an independent writer/producer and project-committee chair for the Southern Documentary Fund, students will examine the essential […]


Register Now for Digging In: An Audio Retreat with Big Shed, July 24–29, 2011

Register Now for Digging In: An Audio Retreat with Big Shed, July 24–29, 2011

This five-day creative retreat is designed to bring together audio producers (other media producers are welcome, too) in a lightly structured environment to work on individual projects. Whether it’s a story you’re trying to finish, a proposal you’re trying to write, or maybe you just need space and community to think about your creative trajectory—Shea […]


Photographs from Show+Tell: Multimedia Cross Training with Big Shed

Photographs from Show+Tell: Multimedia Cross Training with Big Shed

Show + Tell is an intensive three-day institute for photographers, writers, radio producers, editors, publishers and other media makers who want to improve their ability to make gripping multimedia content. This cross training is designed for those with experience in field documentation (audio, photo, or writing), digital editing, and story construction. Participants learn fundamental skills […]


Show + Tell: Multimedia Cross Training from Big Shed

Show + Tell: Multimedia Cross Training from Big Shed

“The View from the Field,” the featured public event of Show + Tell, will take place this Friday, March 4, 6–8 p.m. Screening of Danny Wilcox Frazier’s Driftless, nominated for an Emmy for “New Approaches to News and Documentary,” and new multimedia work by Maisie Crow and Jesse Dukes Panel discussion moderated by Amy O’Leary, news […]


Strange Beauty Film Festival

Strange Beauty Film Festival

The second annual Strange Beauty Film Festival will take place in Durham’s Manbites Dog Theater February 17–19, 2011. The Festival, organized by CDS instructor Jm Haverkamp along with Joyce Ventimiglia, showcases strange and beautiful films from around the world and the Triangle, and this year will also feature musical performances and an audio documentary listening session, […]