Posts Tagged ‘Shea Shackelford’

July 12: “The Sound of Place” with Tina Antolini

July 12: "The Sound of Place" with Tina Antolini

Each summer, the Hearing Is Believing audio institute—offered through the Center for Documentary Studies‘ Continuing Education program—draws students from around the country for a weeklong immersion in the art of audio documentary. The institute is led each year by CDS audio program director John Biewen and visiting instructor Shea Shackelford. The 2016 institute will feature […]


Listen: Student Work from the 2016 Making It Sing Audio Institute

Listen: Student Work from the 2016 Making It Sing Audio Institute

In the first week of August 2016, eleven audio producers took part in the Making It Sing audio institute at the Center for Documentary Studies. Offered through the Continuing Education program, the institute was led by CDS audio program director John Biewen, longtime visiting instructor Shea Shackelford, and guest instructor Devon Taylor, producer of Radiotopia’s […]


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 […]


CDS Meet Up Group: Audio Guru Shea Shackelford Talks Equipment and Software, April 22

CDS Meet Up Group: Audio Guru Shea Shackelford Talks Equipment and Software, April 22

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 Shea Shackelford, a documentary producer and a founder of the award-winning production company Big […]


Listen: Big Shed/CDS Audio Documentary “The Great Moonshine Conspiracy”

Listen: Big Shed/CDS Audio Documentary "The Great Moonshine Conspiracy"

In his 2011 book Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World (University of Illinois Press), Charlie Thompson chronicles Virginia’s Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935, which made national news and exposed the far-reaching and pervasive tendrils of Appalachia’s local moonshine economy. The folks at the audio and […]


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 […]


The Time is Now: Register for CDS’s Acclaimed Summer Audio Institutes and Retreat

The Time is Now: Register for CDS's Acclaimed Summer Audio Institutes and Retreat

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) is offering three summer audio documentary learning opportunities through its Continuing Education program. These intensive sessions, lasting from two to eight days, are open to the general public (and their completion counts as credit toward the Certificate in Documentary Arts for those working toward a certificate). Information about the courses […]


Register Now for Digging In: An Audio Retreat with Big Shed, July 24–29, 2011

Register Now for Digging In: An Audio Retreat with Big Shed, July 24–29, 2011

This five-day creative retreat is designed to bring together audio producers (other media producers are welcome, too) in a lightly structured environment to work on individual projects. Whether it’s a story you’re trying to finish, a proposal you’re trying to write, or maybe you just need space and community to think about your creative trajectory—Shea […]


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 […]


Photographs from the 2010 Summer Audio Institute

Photographs from the 2010 Summer Audio Institute

In this weeklong, morning-till-night immersion in audio documentary work, students learn hands-on skills in recording and digital audio mixing, discuss issues such as the ethics of documentary work, explore varied uses for audio documentaries, and hear accomplished producers play and talk about their work in evening presentations. Final projects can be found on the CDS […]