This past week, I was fortunate enough to take part in the yearly Video Institute that The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University offers. It’s an 8 day intensive where you learn about video production and editing, and you also make your own documentary about the subject that you’ve been assigned. This is a lot more difficult and exhausting than it sounds. Every day you are in workshops, filming, and editing from at least 8:30am to the very earliest 9:00pm every day. This year, this institute was in East Durham, which is the community that I live in, and all the different summer institutes will be working in the community for 3 years.
Here is the documentary that I did about one of our friends who graciously allowed us to use her as our new subject the day before shooting as our original subject backed out at the last minute.
And here is the documentary that my little brother did, I couldn’t possibly be more proud of him!