Multimedia



Anytown, USA
 


Anytown, USA is an advanced seminar in which each student produces and edits an eight- to twelve-minute video on a topic of their choice based in an interesting small town, village, or community. Students will be encouraged to explore genre, technique, form, and their personal artistic vision in creating their short documentary. The instructor will pre-produce a number of potential topics within the community to be profiled. While students will be encouraged to focus their films on one of the pre-produced topics, they won’t be limited to those topics—they may “find” their own documentary within the community.

We’ll start production the third week. Each week, students will review each other’s footage, story structure, and edits. At the end of the course the films will be screened in the community. Previous Anytown courses have been profiled on WUNC’s The State of Things. Last year's Anytown videos can be seen here. This class is ideal for students who have taken or are taking introductory production and editing courses and would like to apply their knowledge, or for those with basic production skills seeking more experience. Students must have access to a video camera, tripod, and a lavalier microphone. (20 hours/Advanced)

Randolph Benson is a graduate of Wake Forest University and of the North Carolina School of the Arts’ School of Filmmaking. His film Man and Dog has appeared in film festivals worldwide and has garnered numerous awards, most notably a Gold Medal in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards. His work has been featured on HBO, Bravo, the Independent Film Channel, numerous public television stations, Canal Plus–France, Telewizja Polska S.A.–Poland, and KBS-Korea. Benson received an Eastman Kodak Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the Cannes Film Festival and a First Appearance Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

Additional information:
Instructor permission is required to register. Send request to [email protected] Participants must provide their own video camera with external microphone input. Participants will be responsible for some personal costs while on location: food, lodging, travel, etc. Some videomaking experience is highly recommended.

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VI515
Center for Documentary Studies
Room 001
Benson 3/16 - 5/4 Mo 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $300.00 View

Creating Compelling Content (Online)
 

 

This course introduces students to the audio- and video-editing tools they need to become versatile multimedia producers and to create compelling content for clients or their online portfolios. Through a series of eight sessions, students will gain rigorous practice in industry-standard software tools, namely Adobe Audition, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. Virtual step-by-step tutorials will guide students through crafting an audio story and producing a video project made with a DSLR camera or smartphone. Through completing two multimedia lab projects as well as curating a final digital portfolio, students will learn how to keep audiences engaged by producing compelling narratives on multiple platforms, as well as what it means to tell stories with impact, intention, and authenticity.

There will be no class on 3/9/2020.



Summer Dunsmore is a documentary artist and filmmaker from San Diego, California. A recent graduate of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke University, her portfolio includes producing multimedia content for Marketplace-APM, Duke University’s Campus Center, Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke, Consequence of Sound, Project Concern International, and more. In May 2018, Summer collaborated with other video artists, performers and faculty from Duke’s SLIPPAGE! Lab on an hour-long installation utilizing audio and video documentary, performance, and live-interfacing sound technologies for Durham’s Moogfest. She is currently a videographer and video editor at Marketplace, the business and economic news program featured on NPR, as well as a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism.



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CONT100
Center for Documentary Studies
Virtual Classroom
Dunsmore 2/17 - 4/13 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $300.00 View

Digging In: An Artists' Retreat
 


This retreat brings together documentary makers and storytellers of all stripes for a productive, invigorating, and rejuvenating week of digging deep and making meaningful progress on individual projects. For audio producers, writers, photographers, filmmakers, multimedia creators, et al., this retreat will help you delve into the work that’s most important to you (work that’s often hard to make time for). If you have a story you’re trying to finish, a project you’re researching or developing, a proposal you need to write, or maybe you just want space to think about your creative trajectory; spend a week as part of a great group of creatives, all of whom are doing the same thing! Guiding the way will be instructors to be named later. And in case you need more convincing, course fees include tasty lunches throughout the week. (40 hours)

Additional information:
Enrollment fee includes dinner the first night and lunches throughout the week. Students are responsible for housing and transportation.

Hours for the retreat are:
Sunday, July 26: 3 p.m.–9 p.m.
Monday–Friday, July 27–31: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday, August 1: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.




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AU537SU20
Center for Documentary Studies
CDS Auditorium
Shackelford 7/26 - 8/1 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Varied $750.00 View

Documenting the Culture
 

This course is for people looking to tell a story about their community—more specifically, about a movement or a cultural moment that is happening within their community. Students will explore using cultural organizing as a way to ensure their community is able to determine its own narrative. Students will examine their own subjectivity in approaching a documentary project and create a blueprint to execute the project ethically. Each student will create a map of their project and workshop it with the class, leaving with tools for successfully workshopping future projects.

 



Derrick Beasley is a visual artist and cultural organizer who uses art and culture to help people, particularly Black folks, imagine and create new worlds. His experience organizing people and shaping equitable civic infrastructure in a municipal context inform his cultural work as much as his passion for science and science fiction. Beasley believes that we have a duty to ethically acknowledge the subjectivity of our perspective when telling stories and creating narratives that people will experience, and that this enhances the quality of our stories. He currently serves as a mentor in the Documentary Diversity Project at the Center for Documentary Studies.



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DCUL
Center for Documentary Studies
CDS Library
Beasley 3/7 - 3/8 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $290.00 View

Social Media for Change, Advocacy, and Education (Online)
 

 

In this online course, students will utilize social media platforms to discuss and share information around a controversial, trending, or historical event or topic that they believe at least 80 percent of their followers are unaware of or misinformed about. The goal for the students is to take significant information that they have researched and share it in a compelling manner with a medium of their choice in order to gain the attention and curiosity of their followers. This course will create social media influencers for change. The ultimate goal of the course is to help students fully realize the power and uses of social media as a tool for change, advocacy, and education.


Destiny Owens (founder of DDO PRODUCTIONS LLC and cofounder of the Free Media Collective) is a North Carolina native who seeks to raise awareness on systemic injustices and social inequalities as well as change the minds and hearts of others through filmmaking. Owens is extremely passionate about Black history, visual storytelling and the lives, rights and overall well-being of those in communities of color. She is a 2016 graduate of North Carolina Central University, where she double majored in history and mass communication with a focus in journalism/media studies. Owens went on to earn an MFA in film and electronic media from American University. After graduating a year early from AU, Owens relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of producing and directing in the film industry. “I strongly believe that in order to know where you are going, you have to know from where you came. History is just as relevant as the present and must be shared in order for all to understand who they are in full. As the African proverb goes, “Until the Lion has his historian, the hunter will always be a hero.””



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SM100
Center for Documentary Studies
Virtual Classroom
Owens 2/4 - 4/7 Tu 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $350.00 View