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Posts Tagged ‘Continuing Education Student Work’

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 […]


Final Project Presentations by Fall 2013 Certificate in Documentary Arts Students, December 12

Final Project Presentations by Fall 2013 Certificate in Documentary Arts Students, December 12

People of all ages and backgrounds enroll in the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies. Some choose to pursue a Certificate in Documentary Arts, which culminates in a substantial documentary project—photography, film and video, audio, multimedia, and writing works. Six students in the Fall 2013 Final Seminar in Documentary Studies, taught by filmmaker and longtime CDS instructor […]


Enjoy!: Student Work from Harvey Stein’s Documentary Street Photography Workshop

Enjoy!: Student Work from Harvey Stein's Documentary Street Photography Workshop

On September 27-29, the Center for Documentary Studies hosted renowned photographer Harvey Stein for a repeat performance of his popular three-day Documentary Street Photography workshop, first offered through our Continuing Education program in 2012. Again, Stein explained his approach, describing a set of very specific aesthetic and interpersonal methods for capturing glowing, revealing portraits of complete […]


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 […]


Watch: Final Projects by Documentary Video Institute Students Cover the Local Food Scene

Watch: Final Projects by Documentary Video Institute Students Cover the Local Food Scene

In the 2013 version of our Documentary Video Institute, offered every summer through our Continuing Education program, each student produced a video on the local food scene—that year’s theme. At this perenially-popular one-week video boot camp, students learn all aspects of documentary filmmaking: pre-production and scouting locations, camera operation, lighting and sound, editing and post-production, and finally, […]


Final Projects: Spring 2013 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

Eleven students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program at the Center for Documentary Studies presented their final projects to the public and received their certificates at an event in May, followed by a reception at CDS. Offered through our Continuing Education program, the certificate program culminates in a Final Seminar in Documentary Studies, in which students finish and […]


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 […]


Join the CDS Meet-Up Group to Discuss “Documenting Your Documentary,” June 24

Join the CDS Meet-Up Group to Discuss "Documenting Your Documentary," June 24

At the next CDS Meet-Up Group, Leanora Minai will cover using a journalistic approach through field reporting to share progress on documentary projects and pique community interest. Leanora will provide examples from her Certificate in Documentary Arts project—her short documentary The Mothers—as well as an overview of various digital platforms (website, social media, etc.) and strategies […]


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 […]


One-Night Only Screening of Acclaimed “Granny’s Got Game” in Raleigh, NC, May 20

One-Night Only Screening of Acclaimed "Granny's Got Game" in Raleigh, NC, May 20

First-time filmmaker Angela Alford has been garnering lots of praise (ESPN.com and Huffington Post, among many other admirers) for the documentary that she started as her final project in our Certificate in Documentary Arts program. Granny’s Got Game follows a senior women’s basketball team in North Carolina—seven fiercely competitive women in their seventies who battle physical limitations and skepticism to keep […]


Spring 2013 Certificate in Documentary Arts Students Present Final Projects on Friday, May 17

Eleven continuing education students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects to the public and receive their certificates. A reception will follow at the Center for Documentary Studies. The students and their projects are described below. Certificate in Documentary Arts Project Presentations Friday, May 17, […]


Enjoy! Student Work From Harvey Stein’s Documentary Street Photography Workshop

Enjoy! Student Work From Harvey Stein's Documentary Street Photography Workshop

Acclaimed documentary photographer Harvey Stein visited the Center for Documentary Studies in the fall of 2012 to give a talk related to an exhibit of his photographs then on view, Coney Island 40 Years, and to teach a documentary street photography workshop in our Continuing Education program. The nineteen fortunate participants—the class was wait-listed in […]


Fresh Docs Film Screening Features Work-in-Progress “Bringing It Home”

Fresh Docs Film Screening Features Work-in-Progress "Bringing It Home"

Fresh Docs is a works-in-progress film series presented by the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) and the Southern Documentary Fund. The idea is to watch these not-quite-finished films as a community, and then give constructive feedback to the filmmakers. Next up in the series is Bringing It Home, codirected by Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson, both CDS Certificate in Documentary Arts graduates. The filmmakers […]


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 […]


Register Now: Acclaimed Audio Institute, “Hearing Is Believing II: Making It Sing,” Starts August 6

Register Now: Acclaimed Audio Institute, "Hearing Is Believing II: Making It Sing," Starts August 6

The second CDS summer audio institute, Hearing is Believing II: Making it Sing, starts August 6; click on the link to register.  An intensive six-day workshop for students who’ve recorded interviews and gathered sound and are ready to construct a six-to twelve-minute audio documentary. This course is designed for those who have a basic grasp […]


Watch Student Films from the 2012 Summer Video Institute

Watch Student Films from the 2012 Summer Video Institute

Every summer the Center for Documentary Studies holds a series of Documentary Institutes. The Documentary Video Institute is an eight-day intensive where students are fully immersed in the process of documentary filmmaking. Working in small production teams (one instructor for every four students) led by experienced documentary filmmakers, students are introduced to an array of […]


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 […]


Look and Listen: Final Projects of Spring 2012 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

Look and Listen: Final Projects of Spring 2012 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

Throughout the year, CDS offers continuing education courses in the documentary arts to people of all ages and backgrounds. Some choose to enroll in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program, which offers a more structured sequence of courses culminating in the Final Seminar in Documentary Studies, where students finish and present a substantial documentary work—photography, […]


“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 […]


CDS Students Help Curate a New Photo Exhibit on Traditional Labor in North Carolina

CDS Students Help Curate a New Photo Exhibit on Traditional Labor in North Carolina

Students in a recent Center for Documentary Studies continuing education class helped curate an exhibit of renowned photographer Cedric Chatterley’s work, which will open on April 29 at the Durham County Library. “We wanted to raise the curtain on the practical, hands-on tasks of creating and mounting an exhibit,” says folklorist and curator Liz Lindsey. […]


Register Now for the 2012 Summer Documentary Video Institute, and Watch Last Summer’s Projects

Register Now for the 2012 Summer Documentary Video Institute, and Watch Last Summer's Projects

  Every summer the Center for Documentary Studies holds a series of Documentary Institutes. The Documentary Video Institute is an eight-day intensive where students are fully immersed in the process of documentary filmmaking. Working in small production teams (one instructor for every four students) led by experienced documentary filmmakers, students will be introduced to an array […]


Watch Videos: Final Projects of Fall 2011 Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates

Watch Videos: Final Projects of Fall 2011 Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates

Throughout the year, CDS offers continuing education courses in the documentary arts to people of all ages and backgrounds. Some choose to enroll in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program, which offers a more structured sequence of courses culminating in the Final Seminar in Documentary Studies, where students finish and present a substantial documentary work—photography, […]