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Audio Editing with Hindenburg
 


Hindenburg is an increasingly popular tool for audio producers. It’s easy to use, stable, inexpensive, and designed specifically for audio documentary, which is why it’s become the app of choice for classes and intensives at the Center for Documentary Studies. In this two-day workshop, you’ll learn the basics of importing, editing, and exporting audio files, along with a quick primer on audio recording techniques. (8 hours / All levels)


Marc Maximov is a writer, audio artist, and filmmaker. He spent many years as a sound designer with local theater companies, and has been a features writer for Indy Week. He has been involved with the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival since 2001, first as a volunteer, then in the festival production department. He now serves on the Full Frame selection committee. Marc coordinated the CDS Courses continuing education program from 2012–18.



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Maximov 10/5 - 10/6 Sa Su 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM $200.00 View

Audio Editing with Hindenburg (Online)
 


Hindenburg is an increasingly popular tool for audio producers. It’s easy to use, stable, inexpensive, and designed specifically for audio documentary, which is why it’s become the app of choice for classes and intensives at the Center for Documentary Studies. In this two-day online workshop, you’ll learn the basics of importing, editing, and exporting audio files, along with a quick primer on audio recording techniques. (6 hours / All levels)


Please note: This course is offered in an online format and will not meet at CDS but will instead take place in regularly scheduled virtual sessions.


Marc Maximov is a writer, audio artist, and filmmaker. He spent many years as a sound designer with local theater companies, and has been a features writer for Indy Week. He has been involved with the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival since 2001, first as a volunteer, then in the festival production department. He now serves on the Full Frame selection committee. Marc coordinated the CDS Courses continuing education program from 2012–18.



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Maximov 10/12 - 10/13 Sa Su Varied $190.00 View

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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AU301FA19
Center for Documentary Studies
Room 211
Smithers 9/9 - 10/14 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $368.00 View

Make That Audio Doc (Online)
 

With the rise of podcasts and multimedia, documentary audio is no longer just about getting on the radio. Knowing how to record and edit audio creates opportunities for all kinds of documentary artists, and there are many venues for sharing work. In this class, students will make short audio documentaries using recorded interviews. We will begin with the basics of recording, learn to edit sound using Hindenburg, learn from some of the masters of the craft and discuss all works in progress. (12 hours/Beginner)

Please note: This course is offered in an online format and will not physically meet at CDS but will have regularly scheduled virtual sessions. Access to a recorder and microphone (including smartphones) is required.

Meg Lindholm grew up in New York City, so being curious about people from all walks of life is in her DNA. After college, she was hired to produce the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC (still going strong after 25+ years). In 2002, she moved to Fargo, North Dakota, where she works as an independent documentary journalist. She has produced stories for NPR and multimedia projects for the regional Midwest public radio network. She has won awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalism Association and RTDNA/Murrow for radio documentaries she reported, wrote, and edited.

Additional Information:
The class will be conducted online. A late-model computer, fast internet connection, and built-in camera are recommended, though not required. Students with less than optimal hardware or internet connections are welcome to take the course, though it may be difficult to participate fully in virtual meetings.



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AU101oFA19
Center for Documentary Studies
Virtual Classroom
Lindholm 10/29 - 12/3 Tu 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $300.00 View

Podcasting 101: Before You Press 'Record' and During Recording
 

Ever listened to a podcast and thought, “I could do that,” but then stopped and thought, “Where do I begin?” If this scenario resembles you, this 2-day in-person workshop for podcast beginners is where you need to be. On day one, you’ll learn how to plan a podcast episode by learning about podcast formats, recording equipment, ambience, and how to write an interview guide. On day two, you’ll execute your day one skills by role playing as an interviewer and interviewee with your course mates and audio recording the exchanges for constructive feedback. By the end of this 2-day workshop, you’ll leave with your very own podcast sample and greater insight about audio production.

 

Amarachi is a podcast/public radio producer and host. In 2017, she created her podcast, The Fragmented Whole, a bi-monthly podcast series that simultaneously dismantles and reframes narratives of trauma, displacement, and healing among people, particularly women, of color. She has guest hosted and produced such podcasts as The Measure of Everyday Life (WNCU 90.7 FM/RTI International) and The Nonprofit Experience (NC State University’s Philanthropy Journal). In addition to producing podcasts, Amarachi serves as a Digital and Social Media Analyst in RTI International’s Center for Communication Science. Amarachi is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. When she’s not creating and marketing digital content, she enjoys cycling, yoga, and dancing.



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POD101Fa19
Center for Documentary Studies
Room 201
Anakaraonye 11/9 - 11/10 Sa Su Varied $150.00 View

So You Wanna Be a Podcaster?
 

In this 2-day immersion into making audio documentaries, you will develop a power analysis lens for your work, you’ll learn hands-on skills in recording and digital audio mixing; and you’ll evaluate varied uses for audio documentaries. During these 2 days you’ll also learn robust interviewing techniques that can really get your collaborator to shine, from the first interview and sound-gathering to the final mix. This intensive will be led by Michael Betts, II.

Michael Anthony Betts, II is a native North Carolinian who is passionately fascinated by the story and sounds of the world around him. Graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011 with a BA in Communications focused in media studies and currently pursuing his MFA in Experimental Documentary Arts at Duke University. Most notably working as a Sound Designer for many North Carolina regional theater companies, Betts provided exhibition audio for Hidden Voice's None of the Above and Serving Life: Revisioning Justice. In early 2018, Michael was privileged to work on Howard Craft’s The Miraculous and Mundane and Sonny Kelley’s The Talk. Most recently, Betts’ has worked for NPR’s Marketplaces. During the summer of 2019 he worked as a teaching assistant for John Biewen’s Hearing Is Believing and Making It Sing audio intensives. He also was one of the lead instructors for the Center for Documentary Studies mix medium artist retreat Digging In.



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PCAST101Fa19
Center for Documentary Studies
Room 104
Betts 10/19 - 10/20 Sa Su Varied $300.00 View