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Posts Tagged ‘Continuing Education Course’

Register Now for Continuing Ed Classes: The Elements of Effective Photographs and Introduction to Audio Documentary Workshop

Register Now for Continuing Ed Classes: The Elements of Effective Photographs and Introduction to Audio Documentary Workshop

The Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education program offers a full range of multi-week courses, weekend workshops, online courses, and summer institutes. These two classes are starting soon and filling up fast. For more information on the classes and instructors, and to register, click the class links below; classes are held at the Center for Documentary Studies: […]


Register Now for Upcoming Continuing Ed Classes in the Documentary Arts

Register Now for Upcoming Continuing Ed Classes in the Documentary Arts

The Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education program offers a full range of multi-week courses, weekend workshops, online courses, and summer institutes. The upcoming spring classes are filling up fast! For more information on the classes and instructors, and to register, click the class links below: Documentary and the Three-Act Structure (also offered online) (Joshua Dasal) Saturday, February […]


View Student Photos from “The Enduring Image: Defining Your Personal Style and Vision”

View Student Photos from "The Enduring Image: Defining Your Personal Style and Vision"

Students in a recent online photography course offered through the Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education program, “The Enduring Image: Defining Your Personal Style and Vision,” created a twelve- to twenty-image portfolio that embodies the student’s singular vision. Scroll down for a slideshow of selected images. Instructor Bryce Lankard writes: “The goal of the course […]


Spotlight on Upcoming Continuing Education Class: Two-Weekend “Audio Slideshows” Workshop

Spotlight on Upcoming Continuing Education Class: Two-Weekend "Audio Slideshows" Workshop

Register now for the two-weekend “Audio Slideshows” class offered through our Continuing Education program. Students will learn best practices for gathering original audio and taking compelling photographs in order to construct a 5- to 6-minute audio slideshow. With instructors Phoebe Judge and Indaia Whitcombe, the class will examine collaborations between photographers and audio producers, as […]


Upcoming Continuing Ed Classes: Intros to Video Field Production, Video Editing, and Audio Documentary

These upcoming classes offered by our Continuing Education program are filling up! For more information on the classes and instructors, and to register, click the class links: Introduction to Documentary Video Field Production (Simone Keith) 
Mondays, September 16 to November 4, 6:30–9 p.m. Learn how to plan and organize a project, choose the best location […]


CDS Alums Rake in Audio Docs Awards with “Blackbird Pot Pie” and Other Savory Stories

CDS Alums Rake in Audio Docs Awards with "Blackbird Pot Pie" and Other Savory Stories

Have you heard? Three Center for Documentary Studies summer audio institute alums crowded the awards field in the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s recent ShortDocs Challenge. Out of five overall winners, Mary T. Diorio Schilling walked off with the first-ever People’s Choice honors for Blackbird Pot Pie: Not the Pie Umami Made, and Alix Blair […]


Listen: Short Food-Themed Docs from Our 2013 Summer Audio Institute

Listen: Short Food-Themed Docs from Our 2013 Summer Audio Institute

Our eleventh annual introductory summer audio institute, Hearing is Believing, wrapped up on July 20 with a celebratory listening event here at the Center for Documentary Studies. Fifteen short documentaries were produced by a record twenty-six participants, who came to Durham from across the country. During the intensive seven-day course, offered through our Continuing Education […]


Documentary Video Institute Students to Screen Food-Themed Films on June 22

Documentary Video Institute Students to Screen Food-Themed Films on June 22

Students in the annual Documentary Video Institute, offered every summer through our Continuing Education program, will be screening their short films at the new Full Frame Theater in downtown Durham.; this year’s theme—food. Saturday, June 22, 10:30 a.m. Full Frame Theater, Power Plant building American Tobacco Campus 320 Blackwell St., Durham, North Carolina Directions The perenially-popular one-week […]


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 […]


Register Now: Second Session Added for “Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies”

Register Now: Second Session Added for "Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies"

Due to demand, our Continuing Education program  is offering a second session of the Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies course this summer. This intensive, weeklong class—led by oral historian and folklorist Michelle Lanier—fulfills the introductory course requirement for a Certificate in Documentary Arts, but is also ideal for those who simply want to learn the basic history and […]


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 […]


Upcoming Continuing Ed Classes Explore Copyright, Animation, and Creative Nonfiction

Upcoming Continuing Ed Classes Explore Copyright, Animation, and Creative Nonfiction

Check out these three great offerings from our Continuing Education program—one- and two-day workshops and an online class: Copyright Issues for Documentarians Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Copyright is an increasingly important—and sometimes treacherous—subject for documentarians, who are both owners and users of copyrighted works. Learn about issues of copyright, fair use, and how the law […]


Register Now for Summer Course: One-Week Doc Filmmaking Boot Camp

This summer CDS will offer its tenth annual Documentary Video Institute, our one-week video boot camp that has turned out over two hundred full-fledged documentarians. From June 15 through June 22, with expert guidance from multiple instructors, students will learn all aspects of video production: pre-production and scouting locations, camera operation, lighting and sound, editing […]


Register Now for New Workshops: “Writing About Nature” and “Animation in Documentary”

Register Now for New Workshops: "Writing About Nature" and "Animation in Documentary"

We’re pleased to offer these two new additions to our lineup of CDS Continuing Education classes. Both courses will be held here at the Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina. Directions Writing About Nature Thursdays, April 11 to May 16, 7–9 p.m. This six-week workshop led by writer Belle Boggs (fiction and nonfiction in The Paris […]


Ramble and Write with Duncan Murrell, Collect Community Stories with Barbara Lau: Register Now!

Ramble and Write with Duncan Murrell, Collect Community Stories with Barbara Lau: Register Now!

Excited about these two upcoming CDS Continuing Education classes; some spots left, register now. Both courses will be held here at the Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina. Directions The Flâneur and the Writer: Documentary Writing and the Psychogeography of Place Saturdays, March 23 to April 20, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. In […]


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, […]


Register Now for Continuing Ed Classes: Documentary and the Three-Act Structure, Intro to Audio Docs, Online Photo Course

Register Now for Continuing Ed Classes: Documentary and the Three-Act Structure, Intro to Audio Docs, Online Photo Course

The Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies offers classes in photography, video, audio, narrative writing, multimedia, and other creative media for adults who are interested in learning or continuing to do their own documentary work. Register now for these upcoming courses and workshops.  Documentary and the Three-Act Structure Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Center for Documentary […]


Acclaimed Playwright to Teach “Creating Drama from Community Stories and Oral Histories”: Register Now

Acclaimed Playwright to Teach "Creating Drama from Community Stories and Oral Histories": Register Now

In a new CDS Continuing Education class, Creating Drama from Community Stories and Oral Histories, students will draw on interesting characters and stories from their research or family histories to create short plays and performance pieces. Poet and playwright Howard L. Craft will offer instruction in writing authentic dialogue, developing complex characters, and creating engaging […]


Introductory Seminar in Documentary Studies: Register Now for This Continuing Education Class

Introductory Seminar in Documentary Studies: Register Now for This Continuing Education Class

Due to strong demand the CDS Continuing Education program will offer an additional section of the Introductory Seminar in Documentary Studies. Led by folklorist Joy Salyers, the class is designed for students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program or those who plan to enroll. The documentary arts encompass many genres and numerous means of interacting with the world, […]


CDS Courses Focus on the Craft of Storytelling in Any Medium: Register Now

CDS Courses Focus on the Craft of Storytelling in Any Medium: Register Now

The CDS Continuing Education program is offering several classes specifically designed to help aspiring storytellers craft their work from the moments they’ve captured in various media. All classes are held at the Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina. Email cdscourses.org with questions. NOTE: Duke students, faculty, and staff receive a […]


Focus is on the Blogosphere in “Documentary Writing for the Web” Course: Register Now

Focus is on the Blogosphere in "Documentary Writing for the Web" Course: Register Now

A new CDS Continuing Education course, Documentary Writing for the Web, is designed to explore a system of writing from a documentary foundation, especially crafted for students who wish to disseminate information through the blogosphere and develop a written body of work. Instructor Carl W. Kenney II will focus on the local community for material: “I’m sending forth folks […]


Workshop Almost Full: Register Now for “Beginning Multimedia Storytelling”

Workshop Almost Full: Register Now for "Beginning Multimedia Storytelling"

In the Beginning Multimedia Storytelling Workshop (a four-day class taught over the course of two consecutive weekends) students will gain an understanding of what multimedia is, where it is going, and how it can be used for powerful storytelling. Students will be exposed to cutting-edge work and engage in critical discussions about what elements make for effective […]


Register Now for “Documenting Trauma,” a New Continuing Ed Course with Distinguished Scholar Sharon Raynor

Register Now for "Documenting Trauma," a New Continuing Ed Course with Distinguished Scholar Sharon Raynor

A unique new CDS Continuing Education course, Documenting Trauma, “will ignite conversations about survival after a trauma,” says instructor Sharon Raynor. “Students will become witnesses to events that drastically affect individual and collective lives and learn how those experiences become stories of redemption, renewal, and healing.” The class will focus on the evolution of “narratives of struggle,” […]


Online Catalog: Fall 2012 Continuing Education Classes

Online Catalog: Fall 2012 Continuing Education Classes

Browse through our online course listings for a wide range of classes for adults interested in the documentary arts—photography, film/video, audio, writing, and other creative media. Courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. The following designations assist students in determining the most appropriate course in which to enroll: 1. All Levels: Open to […]