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 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. He was chief audio engineer for the Austin Music Network before continuing his studies in folklore at UNC–Chapel Hill. Since 2002, Smithers 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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AU301SP18
Center for Documentary Studies
Room 211
Smithers 2/5 - 3/12 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $335.00 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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PH300SP18
Center for Documentary Studies
Room 211
Lankard 2/7 - 3/14 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $335.00 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 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)

Jim Haverkamp is an award-winning filmmaker and editor based in Durham. His credits include the short films When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl, It Had Wings, and Armor of God. Haverkamp has also worked as an editor on several feature documentaries, including Monster Road, Doubletime, and Rarefied. Haverkamp has served on the selection committee and awards juries of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and he is co-organizer of Durham’s Strange Beauty Film Festival.



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VI300SP18
Center for Documentary Studies
Room 211
Haverkamp 2/6 - 3/13 Tu 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $335.00 View