Posts Tagged ‘Elena Rue’

CDS Instructors Elena Rue and Tim Tyson Receive Teaching Accolades

CDS Instructors Elena Rue and Tim Tyson Receive Teaching Accolades

Congratulations to Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) undergraduate instructors Elena Rue and Tim Tyson, who were recently recognized for their teaching excellence at Duke University. During the 2015 fall semester, both instructors’ course evaluations were among the top 5 percent of all undergraduate instructors at Duke. Rue was recognized for her course Multimedia Documentary, while Tyson received the distinction […]


2015 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Lauren Henschel

2015 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Lauren Henschel

The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies in 1992 in memory of the young woman who was the CDS’s first staff member, a writer and photographer of real accomplishment. This $500 award goes to a graduating Duke University senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies and contributed significantly […]


Free Fresh Docs Screening: “Overburden” Depicts a Coal Industry in Peril

Free Fresh Docs Screening: "Overburden" Depicts a Coal Industry in Peril

On July 25, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of director Chad Stevens’ coal country documentary, Overburden, as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features works-in-progress and recently completed films. Screenings are followed by a moderated conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates.  Friday, July 25, 7 p.m.Full Frame […]


CDS Instructors Sims and Rue Help Create “Inspired by Nature,” a Video Project Featured in the iPad Issue of “National Geographic Kids”

CDS Instructors Sims and Rue Help Create "Inspired by Nature," a Video Project Featured in the iPad Issue of "National Geographic Kids"

Christopher Sims and Elena Rue, both instructors at the Center for Documentary Studies, were commissioned by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation to collect audio and video material for a collaborative storytelling project that aimed to capture stories about our connection with nature, and how we are inspired and transformed by this connection. The first short […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


IN FOCUS: Two-Month-Long Photography Festival in Chapel Hill, NC

IN FOCUS: Two-Month-Long Photography Festival in Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s Frank Gallery invites the public to enjoy a celebration of all things photography during the months of September and October—the IN FOCUS festival will feature exhibits, panel discussions, lectures, an outdoor public slideshow, a photo scavenger hunt, and more. Several Center for Documentary Studies instructors will be participating: Wednesday, September 5: A reception for Beijing Impressions, […]


Learn to Write a Documentary Proposal, Create an Audio Postcard, and Tell a Multimedia Story at Upcoming CDS Workshops

Learn to Write a Documentary Proposal,  Create an Audio Postcard, and Tell a Multimedia Story at Upcoming CDS Workshops

Register now for one of these three upcoming continuing education workshops on writing successful documentary proposals, creating audio postcards, and exploring multimedia storytelling. How to Write a Winning Documentary Proposal Saturday, March 3, 1–4:30 p.m. With instructor Judith Van Wyk, an independent writer/producer and project-committee chair for the Southern Documentary Fund, students will examine the essential […]


Undergraduate Documentaries: Stories of Homelessness and Finding Home Again, December 5 at the Durham County Library

Undergraduate Documentaries: Stories of Homelessness and Finding Home Again, December 5 at the Durham County Library

Eleven Duke undergraduates from the Center for Documentary Studies and the Hart Leadership Program will present their short documentaries on homelessness or formerly homeless individuals living in the Triangle at an event hosted by Housing for New Hope, an organization that has been working for almost twenty years to prevent and end homelessness in Durham […]


Catherine Orr and Elena Rue: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructors

Catherine Orr and Elena Rue: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructors

Catherine Orr and Elena Rue will be teaching Beginning Multimedia Storytelling in the fall 2011 term for the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies. To learn more about the course and to register, please visit the Continuing Education registration site. Catherine Orr is a multimedia storyteller who enjoys nearly all aspects of […]


Show + Tell: Multimedia Cross Training from Big Shed

Show + Tell: Multimedia Cross Training from Big Shed

“The View from the Field,” the featured public event of Show + Tell, will take place this Friday, March 4, 6–8 p.m. Screening of Danny Wilcox Frazier’s Driftless, nominated for an Emmy for “New Approaches to News and Documentary,” and new multimedia work by Maisie Crow and Jesse Dukes Panel discussion moderated by Amy O’Leary, news […]


Review of “Shared Origins” in the Herald-Sun

Review of “Shared Origins” in the Herald-Sun

Shared Origins: An Adoptive Family’s Journey Back to Ethiopia is on view at CDS through September 3, 2010. Read the recent review of the exhibit by Blue Greenberg in Herald-Sun.


Shared Origins: An Adoptive Family’s Journey Back to Ethiopia

Shared Origins: An Adoptive Family's Journey Back to Ethiopia

Shared Origins: An Adoptive Family’s Journey Back to Ethiopia Photographs by Elena Rue July 19–September 3, 2010 CDS Porch and University Galleries Reception: Tuesday, August 3, 5-8 p.m. Elena Rue is a documentary photographer who explores issues associated with international adoption and orphaned children. As a 2006 Hine Fellow, a program of the Center for […]


“Five Farms”: Web Extras

"Five Farms”: Web Extras

Five Farms Web Extras Listen to behind-the-scenes interviews with the Five Farms producer and executive producer; view an interactive map of the Five Farms families; listen to Five Farms feature stories from the PRI program “Here and Now” and the BBC program “Outlook;” view additional behind-the-scenes photographs; and listen to the original theme music composed […]


Five Farms: Iowa

Five Farms: Iowa

Five Farms: Stories of American Farm Families Ankeny, Iowa Photographs by Elena Rue, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University


Undergraduate Documentaries: Stories of Homelessness and Finding Home Again, December 5 at the Durham County Library

Eleven Duke undergraduates from the Center for Documentary Studies and the Hart Leadership Program at Duke University will present their short documentaries on homelessness or formerly homeless individuals living in the Triangle at an event hosted by Housing for New Hope, an organization that has been working for almost twenty years to prevent and end […]