Full course description
This class meets ONLINE on Mondays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm eastern time.
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.
Aaron Smithers is a folklorist with a background in documentary studies and television and radio production. Aaron has worked as a preservation audio engineer, archivist, and curatorial assistant at the Southern Folklife Collection and currently works with researchers, documentarians, and students as Special Collections Research and Instruction Librarian at Wilson Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is the music editor for Southern Cultures, the journal for the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC.