Advanced Project Seminars



Audio Projects
 


The Audio, Photography, and Video Projects courses provide documentary artists the opportunity to work with award-winning professionals in small group settings. Each term, CDS invites three established artists to teach the Projects courses, which are designed for individuals who are working on projects in a particular medium and seeking creative guidance. The courses are designed around the specific needs of participants, who share excerpts from their works-in-progress.


Students may take the course for credit more than once. Certificate students are required to take a Projects course in their chosen concentration before enrolling in the Final Project Seminar; in this case, the objective is to emerge with a nearly finished version of their project, ready for a final polish. (12 hours / Advanced)


Aaron Smithers is a folklorist living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was chief audio engineer for the Austin Music Network before continuing his studies in folklore at UNC–Chapel Hill. Since 2002, Aaron has worked as an engineer and archivist on numerous digitization projects at the Southern Folklife Collection, and currently serves as assistant to the curator. He is the music editor for Southern Cultures, the journal for the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC.



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AU301SP20
Center for Documentary Studies
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Smithers 2/3 - 3/9 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $368.00 View

Photography Projects
 

©Bryce Lankard


The Audio, Photography, and Video Projects courses provide documentary artists the opportunity to work with award-winning professionals in small group settings. Each term, CDS invites three established artists to teach the Projects courses, which are designed for individuals who are working on projects and seeking creative guidance. The courses are designed around the specific needs of participants, who share excerpts from their works-in-progress.

Students may take the course for credit more than once. Certificate students are required to take a Projects course in their chosen concentration before enrolling in the Final Project Seminar; in this case, the objective is to emerge with a nearly finished version of their project, ready for a final polish. (12 hours/All Levels)

Bryce Lankard is a North Carolina native and graduate of UNC–Chapel Hill. His work has been published in numerous magazines, including the Village Voice and the New York Times Magazine. In 1995 he co-founded Tribe Magazine in New Orleans, serving as creative director. After Hurricane Katrina he cofounded the nonprofit New Orleans Photo Alliance. Since returning to North Carolina, he has helped develop and coordinate what is now the Click! Triangle Photography Festival. His most recent project, “Drawn to Water,” debuted as a solo exhibition at Flanders Gallery in Raleigh in October 2016.



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PH300SP20
Center for Documentary Studies
Room 211
Lankard 2/20 - 3/26 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $368.00 View

Video Projects
 


The Audio, Photography, and Video Projects courses provide documentary artists the opportunity to work with award-winning professionals in small group settings. Each term, CDS invites three established artists to teach the Projects courses, which are designed for individuals who are working on projects in a particular medium and seeking creative guidance. The courses are designed around the specific needs of participants, who share excerpts from their works-in-progress.


Students may take the course for credit more than once. Certificate students are required to take a Projects course in their chosen concentration before enrolling in the Final Project Seminar; in this case, the objective is to emerge with a nearly finished version of their project, ready for a final polish. (12 hours / Advanced)


For the last sixteen years, Sowjanya Kudva has written, produced, directed, shot and/or edited for corporate clients, nonprofits, independent filmmakers, and their own passion projects. Over the years, they have worked in Los Angeles, New York City, Durham, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, cultivating a robust network of filmmakers, freelancers, activists, and all around amazing people. About five years ago, Sowj started mentoring youth in filmmaking practice and theory, and quickly learned that they loved teaching. They recently completed a three-year MFA in Film & Media Arts at Temple University to pursue teaching in academia and deepen their writing practice of visual narratives (film and comics), and also created and taught a course on comics at Temple. They identify as a non-binary, queer South Asian. Their website: sowjfilms.com



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VI300SP20
Center for Documentary Studies
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Kudva 2/4 - 3/10 Tu 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $368.00 View