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Posts Tagged ‘Continuing Education’

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 for 2015 Summer Institutes in the Documentary Arts

Register Now for 2015 Summer Institutes in the Documentary Arts

The Center for Documentary Studies is offering seven summer learning opportunities in 2015 through our Continuing Education program. These intensive Summer Institute sessions, lasting from two to eight days, are open to the general public. Their completion counts as credit toward the Certificate in Documentary Arts for those students working toward a certificate. Registration is now open for the […]


December 12: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects

December 12: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects

At a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, eleven 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 Randolph Benson. During the course, students finish a substantial […]


CDS Meet Up Group: Documentary Filmmaker Carol Thomson Discusses “Liberty Warehouse” November 24

CDS Meet Up Group: Documentary Filmmaker Carol Thomson Discusses "Liberty Warehouse" November 24

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 Carol Thomson, director of the upcoming Southern Documentary Fund film project Liberty Warehouse; Thomson will show sample clips […]


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 […]


Learn More About Our Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

Learn More About Our Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

Join us at the Center for Documentary Studies on September 8: Prospective and current students are invited to an information session on our  Continuing Education classes in the documentary arts—photography, video, audio, writing, multimedia, and special topics. Continuing Ed instructors and program director April Walton will answer questions, provide recommendations and advice, and discuss the Certificate in […]


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. […]


Upcoming Continuing Education Classes: Toy Camera and Hindenburg Workshops

Upcoming Continuing Education Classes: Toy Camera and Hindenburg Workshops

Spaces remain in two unique CDS Continuing Education workshops. For more information, and to register, click the class links below; classes are held at the Center for Documentary Studies: Toy Camera Workshop (Bryce Lankard) Saturdays, March 1 & 8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mondays, March 3 & 10, from 7–9 p.m. Toy cameras are simple and […]


Apply Now for Upcoming Weekend Workshops: Sonic ID and DSLR Video

Apply Now for Upcoming Weekend Workshops: Sonic ID and DSLR Video

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: Sonic […]


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/Listen: Final Projects from Fall 2013 Continuing Education Certificate Recipients

Jim Adams | Gaining Balance | Audio Jim Adams’ audio project was born out of his struggle to make sense of a deep personal loss. The piece was created from interviews with his brother,  father, and his own audio journals. Adams grew up in a small town in Indiana, and studied at the University of Indianapolis and Purdue University. […]


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 […]


Registration Opens for Spring/Summer 2014 Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

The Center for Documentary Studies offers Continuing Education classes year-round—in photography, film/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 2014 classes and workshops and summer institutes, with a host of established, new, and online classes […]