Posts Tagged ‘Continuing Education Course’

Listen: Short Audio Docs from the 2016 Hearing Is Believing Audio Institute

Listen: Short Audio Docs from the 2016 Hearing Is Believing Audio Institute

In July 2016, CDS Continuing Education held the thirteenth annual Hearing Is Believing audio institute, a weeklong, immersive audio boot camp. 25 students from around the country were guided by CDS audio program director John Biewen and visiting instructor Shea Shackelford, with presentations by guest speakers Tina Antolini, creator of the Southern Foodways Alliance’s Gravy podcast, and John […]


Register Now! Harvey Stein to Teach Documentary Street Photography Course at CDS

Register Now! Harvey Stein to Teach Documentary Street Photography Course at CDS

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to welcome back acclaimed documentary photographer Harvey Stein, who will again teach his popular Documentary Street Photography workshop, September 23–25, 2016.  The class, offered through our Continuing Education program, will consist of lectures, demonstrations, slide presentations, critiques, and photographic field trips. Topics will include photographing strangers, strategies of approach and interaction, methods […]


June 25: Free Screenings of Students’ Short Docs, “East Durham Stories”

June 25: Free Screenings of Students’ Short Docs, “East Durham Stories”

Enjoy a free upcoming screening of the twelve short videos that make up this year’s “East Durham Stories.” Each summer, participants from around the country attend the Center for Documentary Studies‘ Documentary Video Institute, offered through CDS’s Continuing Education program, to learn to scout, shoot, and edit short documentaries on pre-selected topics. As they have for the the […]


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 […]


Register Now for “The Art of Memoir,” a CDS Continuing Ed Class with Krista Bremer

Register Now for “The Art of Memoir,” a CDS Continuing Ed Class with Krista Bremer

The hallmark of the personal essay or memoir is intimacy—the way a writer seems to whisper directly into the reader’s ear, conveying everything from gossip to wisdom. How does the memoirist build a relationship with her reader, establishing herself as a trustworthy companion worth sticking with until the last page? Join instructor and author Krista Bremer […]


Listen: Short Audio Docs from the 2015 Hearing Is Believing Audio Institute

Listen: Short Audio Docs from the 2015 Hearing Is Believing Audio Institute

In July 2015, the Hearing Is Believing audio institute brought 25 students from around the country for a weeklong immersion in the art of audio documentary. The institute was led by CDS audio program director John Biewen and visiting instructor Shea Shackelford, and featured presentations by guest speaker Glynn Washington, host of NPR’s Snap Judgment, […]


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 […]


Register Now for CDS Summer Course: One-Week Documentary Video Institute

Register Now for CDS Summer Course: One-Week Documentary Video Institute

This summer the Center for Documentary Studies will offer its twelfth annual Documentary Video Institute, our one-week video boot camp that has turned out over two hundred full-fledged documentarians. From June 6 through June 13, with expert guidance from multiple instructors, students will learn all aspects of video production: pre-production and scouting locations, camera operation, lighting and sound, […]


“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 […]


May 13: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects

May 13: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects

At a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, six Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects to the public and receive their Certificate in Documentary Arts, having completed a structured sequence of courses culminating with a Final Seminar taught by filmmaker and CDS instructor Nancy Kalow. During the course, students finish a […]


June 13 & 16: Free Screenings of Students’ Short Docs, “East Durham Stories”

June 13 & 16: Free Screenings of Students' Short Docs, "East Durham Stories"

Each summer, participants from around the country attend the Center for Documentary Studies‘ Documentary Video Institute, offered through CDS’s Continuing Education program, to learn to scout, shoot, and edit short documentaries on pre-selected topics. For the past two years, topics have centered on the neighborhoods of East Durham, North Carolina, resulting in a multifaceted portrait of the […]


Register Now for “Women With a Movie Camera,” a New CDS Continuing Ed Class

Register Now for "Women With a Movie Camera," a New CDS Continuing Ed Class

Of all the film genres, documentary is the one in which women have achieved the greatest success as directors, editors, producers, writers, and gatekeepers. Is there such thing as a “female gaze”? Does gender matter? Join instructor Danielle Beverly in a new survey class from the Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education program, Women With a Movie Camera, […]


Registration Open for Spring 2015 Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

Registration Open for Spring 2015 Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

The Center for Documentary Studies offers Continuing Education classes year-round—in photography, video, audio, narrative writing, and other creative media—for adults who are interested in learning or continuing to do their own documentary work. Registration is now open for Spring 2015 classes and workshops (and upcoming summer institutes), with a host of established, new, and online classes on […]


Register Now! Upcoming Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

Register Now! Upcoming Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

Spaces remain in several upcoming Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education classes, all with start dates in October. Classes are either held at the CDS or online through a virtual session. For more information, class details, and to register, click the class links below. Story Collecting: Methods and Practices in Modern History (Nora Wheatherby) Friday, October 17, […]


Listen: Student Work from the 2014 Making It Sing Audio Institute

Listen: Student Work from the 2014 Making It Sing Audio Institute

This summer, nine producers from across the country came to the Center for Documentary Studies for the Making It Sing Audio Institute, an intensive annual weeklong course offered through our Continuing Education program. Open to audio producers of all levels of experience, from beginners to accomplished industry professionals, the workshop helps them boil down their […]


Listen: “East Durham/Cleveland Holloway Stories” from the 2014 Hearing Is Believing Audio Institute

Listen: "East Durham/Cleveland Holloway Stories" from the 2014 Hearing Is Believing Audio Institute

At the Center for Documentary Studies‘ twelfth annual introductory audio institute, Hearing is Believing, offered each summer through our Continuing Education program, eighteen students came from around the world to learn the art of audio storytelling. Under the tutelage of CDS audio program director John Biewen and visiting instructor Shea Shackelford, with guest lecturers Lulu Miller of NPR and John Barth […]


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

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

Anytown, USA is a class offered once a year through the Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education program, in which students produce and edit short videos related to a small town in North Carolina. Developed by longtime CDS instructor Randy Benson, previous Anytown courses focused on the towns of Pittsboro, Bladenboro, Smithfield, Star, and Scotland […]


Enjoy: Final Projects by Spring 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

Enjoy: Final Projects by Spring 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

On the evening of April 25th, six Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education students received their Certificates in the Documentary Arts at the Full Frame Theater. The presented work included four videos, one audio piece, and one dramatic reading with multimedia accompaniment. Their projects reflected many years of study at the Center, culminating in the Final […]


Registration Open for Fall 2014 Continuing Ed Classes in the Documentary Arts

Registration Open for Fall 2014 Continuing Ed Classes in the Documentary Arts

The Center for Documentary Studies offers Continuing Education classes year-round—in photography, video, audio, narrative writing, and other creative media—for adults who are interested in learning or continuing to do their own documentary work. Registration is now open for Fall 2014 classes and workshops (and a few remaining summer institutes), with a host of established, new, and […]


Student Films from Anytown, USA Class Screen in Liberty, North Carolina, and the Full Frame Theater

Student Films from Anytown, USA Class Screen in Liberty, North Carolina, and the Full Frame Theater

May 16 in Liberty; May 23 at the Full Frame Theater: Anytown, USA is an advanced seminar at the Center for Documentary Studies offered annually through our Continuing Education program in which each student produces and edits an eight- to twelve-minute video related to a small town in North Carolina. This year’s class, taught by filmmaker Randolph Benson, […]


Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects, April 25

Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects, April 25

Six Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies will graduate this spring from the Certificate in Documentary Arts program, having completed a structured sequence of courses culminating with a Final Seminar taught by folklorist and filmmaker Nancy Kalow. They will present their final projects and receive their certificates at a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, […]


Online Workshops and Courses in the Documentary Arts

Online Workshops and Courses in the Documentary Arts

The Center for Documentary Studies is offering a growing roster of online classes through our Continuing Education program. Many classes—which meet at scheduled times via video conferencing—also involve a blog or discussion forum where students can contribute, ask questions, and solicit feedback between sessions. (We’ve also instituted a distance track for the Certificate in Documentary […]


Register Now! The Art of Documentary Photography and Writing the Documentary Script

Register Now! The Art of Documentary Photography and Writing the Documentary Script

  Spaces remain in several upcoming Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education classes. For more information, and to register, click the class links below; classes are held at CDS. Writing the Documentary Script (Joshua Dasal) Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. To create a documentary that’s coherent in post-production, you need a coherent pre-production process. One of […]


Upcoming Classes Explore Audio Documentary and Writing Memoir

Upcoming Classes Explore  Audio Documentary and Writing Memoir

Spaces remain in three Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education classes. For more information, and to register, click the class links below. Other than One Voice, which will be held online, classes are at CDS; for directions, click here. One Voice: Constructing a Narrative (Phoebe Judge) Wednesdays, March 5–April 9, 7–9 p.m. NOTE: This is an online class. […]