What is multimedia? Through a combination of hands-on learning and critiques, 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 multimedia storytelling. The course will provide students with a foundation in gathering high-quality audio and visuals as well as the skills to produce their own multimedia piece. A background in either photography or audio is helpful but not required. Students will need a digital SLR camera and audio recorder and will learn the basics of using Final Cut Pro. (16 hours/All Levels)
Catherine Orr and Elena Rue are founders of StoryMineMedia, a visual storytelling company based out of Carrboro, NC, that specializes in documentary stories. StoryMine produces independent projects and partners with nonprofits, foundations, and other organizations to create vibrant stories that move people—to action, to curiosity, to laughter.
Elena Rue is a multimedia storyteller who uses the camera as a tool for exploration and learning. As a 2006 Lewis Hine Fellow, Elena spent ten months working with a non-governmental organization, Hope for Children, in Ethiopia. For three years she coordinated the Literacy Through Photography program at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She is a 2011 graduate of the master’s program at the UNC–Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she was a 2010 Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow and a 2010–11 Reese Felts Digital Newsroom Fellow.
A $10 materials fee is due at the first class.
Continuing Education, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, 1317 W. Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27705
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