Posts Tagged ‘Randy Benson’

November 17: “East Durham Stories” From CDS’s 2016 Documentary Video Institute Screen at Durham Public Library

November 17: "East Durham Stories" From CDS's 2016 Documentary Video Institute Screen at Durham Public Library

In June 2016, the thirteenth edition of the Center for Documentary Studies‘ Documentary Video Institute, offered each summer through our Continuing Education program, once again focused on the East Durham area. Twenty-four students from across the nation were guided through a week-long course in all aspects of documentary filmmaking. Their interview subjects were a pre-selected cross-section of […]


June 2: Anytown, USA Students Screen Their Films About a Small North Carolina Town

June 2: Anytown, USA Students Screen Their Films About a Small North Carolina Town

Now in its eighth year, a continuing education course at the Center for Documentary Studies taught by veteran instructor and filmmaker Randy Benson, Anytown, USA, has once again spotlighted a small town in North Carolina. Over an eight-week period, ten students traveled two hours south of the Triangle to Roseboro  (pop. 1,191), to seek out […]


May 13: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Liberty Warehouse”

May 13: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Liberty Warehouse”

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Carol Thomson’s Liberty Warehouse, which explores the history of an iconic tobacco auction warehouse in Durham, North Carolina. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) will be held, during which the audience provides […]


Watch: “East Durham Stories,” From the 2015 Documentary Video Institute

Watch: “East Durham Stories,” From the 2015 Documentary Video Institute

2015 marked the twelfth year of the Center for Documentary Studies‘ Documentary Video Institute, offered each summer through our Continuing Education program. In early June, students in the Documentary Video Institute returned to the East Durham, North Carolina, neighborhood for the second year of a planned three-year collaboration with this dynamic and diverse part of the city. Sixteen students […]


Graduation and Final Project Presentations by Fall 2012 Certificate in Documentary Arts Students

Graduation and Final Project Presentations by Fall 2012 Certificate in Documentary Arts Students

Five continuing education students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects and receive their certificates at an event that is free and open to the public. A reception will follow at the Center for Documentary Studies. The students and their projects are listed below. Final Documentary […]


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 […]


“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 […]


Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates, Fall 2011: Final Project Presentations, December 9, Nasher Museum of Art

Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates, Fall 2011: Final Project Presentations, December 9, Nasher Museum of Art

Nine graduating students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects at 6 p.m. on December 9 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The event is free and open to the public. The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University offers continuing […]


Watch Student Video Projects from “Anytown USA: Smithfield”

Watch Student Video Projects from “Anytown USA: Smithfield”

Anytown, USA is a documentary video production and editing class at the Center for Documentary Studies taught by Randy Benson, in which students produce and edit a short documentary video on a topic of choice related to a small town in North Carolina. This year, students focused on the town of Smithfield, and created six […]


“Anytown USA: Smithfield” Screening of Student Documentary Video Projects

“Anytown USA: Smithfield” Screening of Student Documentary Video Projects

Anytown, USA is a documentary video production and editing class at the Center for Documentary Studies, in which students produce and edit a short documentary video on a topic of choice related to a small town in North Carolina. This year, students focused on the town of Smithfield, and created six short films. PUBLIC SCREENINGS […]