Posts Tagged ‘Documentary Video Institute’

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 […]


Watch: “East Durham/Cleveland-Holloway Stories,” from the 2014 Documentary Video Institute

Watch: "East Durham/Cleveland-Holloway Stories," from the 2014 Documentary Video Institute

2014 marked the eleventh year of the CDS Documentary Video Institute, offered each summer through the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies. In response to strong demand it drew twenty-eight students—up from the usual twenty-four—for an intense week of “boot camp”–style doc training. In one week, they went from setting up interviews to showing their work […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 CDS Summer Classes and Institutes

Register Now For CDS Summer Classes and Institutes

The Center for Documentary Studies is offering seven summer learning opportunities in 2013 through our Continuing Education program; registration is now open for: Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies, Documentary Video Institute, Digging In: An Artists’ Retreat with Big Shed, Literacy Through Photography Workshop, Master Class in Nonfiction Writing, Hearing is Believing I: An Audio Documentary Institute, and Hearing is Believing II: Making It Sing. These […]


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 […]