Online Courses



Audio Editing with Hindenburg (Online)


Hindenburg is an increasingly popular tool for audio producers—it’s easy to use, stable, inexpensive, and constructed specifically for audio documentary. It’s become the audio tool of choice for classes and institutes at the Center for Documentary Studies. In this two-day workshop, you’ll learn the basics of importing, editing and exporting audio files. (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 an award-winning documentary filmmaker, he is also a sound designer for local theater companies, an occasional audio producer, and a former writer for Indy Week. Maximov has worked for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival since 2011, and has served on the selection committee since 2012. He’s been involved with CDS summer institutes since 2006..

Additional information:
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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AU113oFA19
Center for Documentary Studies
Virtual Classroom
Maximov 7/20 - 7/21 Sa Su 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM $175.00 View

Building Your New Podcast (Online)


Instructed by the co-producer of the hit storytelling podcast, ArtCurious, this course will introduce podcast newcomers to the world of creating their own nonfiction audio shows that attract subscribers and entertain listeners. From narrative-centered series’, to interview-driven conversations, to unconventional takes on the format, the class will focus on helping to familiarize students with the podcasting universe, develop strong concepts, build episodes within that concept, and apply appropriate creative steps to tee the podcast up for success. While some technical aspects of audio production may be covered as part of the curriculum, this class is aimed primarily at uncovering the intangible aspects of creating a unique and compelling show for both broad and highly defined audiences, and the process of doing so from the ground up. Students are highly encouraged to bring samples of their work to share with the class, but no previous experience is required.


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BuildingNewPodHSU19
Center for Documentary Studies
Virtual Classroom
Dasal 7/27 - 7/27 Sa 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM $160.00 View

Documentary Development and Fundraising (Online)

One of the most vexing aspects of the documentary film development process is the creation of a compelling treatment that funders will find intriguing. An effective treatment will also provide the filmmaker with an invaluable road map that will guide them during production and post. In this course, students will work with the instructor and their fellow students to develop and refine their documentary ideas, develop a fundraising strategy, and write a comprehensive grant proposal that they can use to apply to the sources of funding identified in their fundraising strategy. (16 hours/All Levels)

 

Jonathan Skurnik is a documentary producer, director, and cinematographer who has worked in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South and North America. His films have broadcast on European and American television, including PBS, and have screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Lincoln Center, and at over two hundred film festivals around the world. Film awards include Best Documentary at the American Indian film festival, the Change Maker Award at the Media That Matters Film Festival, the Audience Award for Outstanding Achievement at Outfest, the Harry Chapin Media Award for films about poverty, and Best Documentary Award at the UrbanTV Film Festival.

Jonathan is chair of the steering committee of New Day Films, the only cooperatively run educational film distribution company in the U.S., and founder of the Workfare Media Initiative, the Youth and Gender Media Project, and the Cante Sica Foundation, audience outreach and engagement projects that provide educational experiences through facilitated screenings, discussions, and immersive digital resources. He leads workshops and master classes in theory and production for filmmakers in the U.S and China, and teaches at Chapman University and the New York Film Academy.




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ST236oSP19
Center for Documentary Studies
Virtual Classroom
Skurnik 4/25 - 6/13 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $300.00 View

Introducción al Podcasting en Español (Online)

Ruxandra Guidi entrevista a Olga Mori, chamán y miembro de la comunidad Shipibo-Konibo en Lima, Perú. Ruxandra Guidi interviews Olga Mori, shaman and member of the Shipibo-Konibo community in Lima, Peru.


Este curso introductorio en español está diseñado para quienes quieren producir podcasts para una audiencia hispanohablante. Durante cuatro semanas, exploraremos las características particulares de los podcasts que los hacen diferentes de la radio tradicional, los conceptos básicos del planeamiento, producción y publicación de podcasts, y cómo crear narrativas con el uso del sonido. A través de sesiones de escucha, ejercicios, consejos técnicos y discusiones en grupo, determinaremos qué es lo que hace falta para empezar (y ampliar) un podcast en español para un mercado en los Estados Unidos o en América Latina. Para personas con o sin experiencia en la edición de audio. (8 horas/Todos los Niveles)

This introductory four-week course in Spanish is for aspiring podcast producers who are eager to create content for a Spanish-speaking audience. We will explore the unique characteristics of podcasting vs. radio, the basics of planning, production and publication of audio on demand, and how to let the audio drive the narrative. Through listening sessions, field exercises, technical advice, and class discussions and critiques, we will determine what it takes to start (and grow) a podcast in the growing Spanish-language market. Open to people with or without experience in audio-editing software. (8 hours/All Levels)

Tomar nota: Este curso se ofrece en línea, y no tomará lugar en CDS, si no en sesiones virtuales programadas semanalmente.

Ruxandra Guidi, de Caracas, Venezuela, tiene casi dos décadas de experiencia contando historias a través de la radio, fotografía, multimedia, prensa escrita, instalaciones públicas y eventos. Ha trabajado como reportera, editora y productora para Latino USA de NPR, The World de la BBC, y ha cubierto varios temas para la prensa internacional como corresponsal freelance en Bolivia y Ecuador. Por más de diez años, Guidi ha colaborado con el fotógrafo Bear Guerra bajo el nombre Fonografia Collective. Junto a la estación de radio pública en Los Angeles, KCRW, ambos crearon una serie de multimedia en 2016-2017 titulada Going Gray in LA. Su trabajo ha sido publicado por la BBC World Service, BBC Mundo, National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Orion Magazine, the Walrus, Guernica, Christian Science Monitor, National Geographic, the New York Times, the Guardian, Virginia Quarterly Review, y the Atlantic.

Ruxandra Guidi, a native of Caracas, Venezuela, has nearly two decades’ experience telling stories through radio, photography, multimedia, print, and public installations and events. She has worked as a reporter, editor, and producer for NPR’s Latino USA and BBC’s The World, and has reported extensively throughout South America as a freelance foreign correspondent in Bolivia and Ecuador. For more than ten years, Guidi worked with photographer Bear Guerra under the name Fonografia Collective. With public radio station KCRW in Los Angeles, they created a yearlong multimedia storytelling series called Going Gray in LA. Her work has appeared in BBC World Service, BBC Mundo, National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Orion Magazine, the Walrus, Guernica, the Christian Science Monitor, National Geographic, the New York Times, the Guardian, Virginia Quarterly Review, and the Atlantic.

Información Adicional:
La clase será dada en línea. Se recomienda (aunque no es requerido tener) una computadora de último modelo, con conexión al internet de alta velocidad y una cámara incorporada. Los estudiantes con equipos o conexiones de internet menos óptimas están bienvenidos a tomar la clase, aunque les resultará difícil participar por completo en las reuniones virtuales.

Estudiantes matriculados en este curso participarán en una clase virtual cada semana durante el mes de junio, los jueves de 6–8 pm hora del este. Las clases usarán videoconferencias de Zoom; recibirás un email con el enlace poco antes de la primera clase. Para cualquier pregunta, por favor contacta a [email protected] Para inscribirte, haz clic en “Register now!” en el recuadro abajo.

Beca de CDS para Cronistas:
La Beca de CDS para Cronistas ha sido creada para promover y enseñar a estudiantes de grupos que tradicionalmente no han sido representados en en ámbito de los documentales.

La beca cubrirá el costo de la matrícula para el curso en línea Introducción al Podcasting en Español, que se realizará del 5 al 26 de junio. Los estudiantes a nivel local podrán utilizar el equipo de CDS Courses (dependiendo de su disponibilidad). Los ganadores de la beca serán elegidos por un comité compuesto de no más de cinco empleados de CDS, artistas documentales, e instructores.

Los fondos serán otorgados dependiendo de:

1. Un compromiso de participación en el curso;
2. Un compromiso a la exploración del arte documental de audio en español; y
3. Una necesidad financiera

Daremos preferencia a los grupos que no son típicamente representados. Invitamos especialmente a solicitudes de personas de color y hablantes nativos o con ascendencia latina.

Buscamos solicitudes de personas cuyas metas reflejen la misión de CDS (ver más abajo). No se requiere que los solicitantes tengan experiencia en las artes documentales; sin embargo, esperamos que tengan una idea clara sobre cómo usarán sus nuevas habilidades. Los recipientes de la beca deberán compartir su trabajo con CDS.

Fecha límite: 15 de mayo, 2019
Se notificará a los estudiantes si recibieron la beca a más tardar el 9 de abril.

Para solicitar, por favor visiten este enlace.

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AU138SP19
Center for Documentary Studies
Virtual Classroom
Guidi 5/9 - 5/30 Th 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $237.00 View

Make That Podcast (Online)


From long-form documentaries like S-Town to crafted interview shows like Another Round, podcasts have quickly become an essential part of our culture. Through listening exercises and critique, this eight-week course will immerse students in the contemporary podcast landscape, and they will apply the lessons learned toward developing their own podcast from idea to execution. There will also be a special focus on sound mixing, offering guidance on how to creatively direct music, sound, and silence to elevate your story. 

The course is appropriate for producers of all experience levels who have basic comfort recording and editing audio. At the end of the eight weeks, students will have made significant progress on a pilot episode of their podcast, received feedback from the instructor and their peers, and have a plan for going forward. (16 hours/Intermediate-Advanced)


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.

Cristal Duhaime is the award-winning co-creator and producer of CBC’s Love Me, a show about the messiness of human connection, and Stitcher's Pen Pals, a comedy fiction series that puts unlikely pairs in conversation. Before that, she worked as a producer on Jonathan Goldstein’s WireTap and various other programs at CBC. Cristal’s work has appeared on This American Life, Short Cuts, The Truth, Snap Judgment, and more. She has also worked as a sound designer for Antenna International audio tours.

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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AU136oSP19
Center for Documentary Studies
Virtual Classroom
Duhaime 5/8 - 6/26 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $325.00 View