CDS 2014 Video Institute.

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!

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New Blog!

Hey Y’all!

Welcome to my new blog! I’ve been wanting to start a new one for a while now, I honestly just haven’t had the time since I moved up to Massachusetts, and even though my summer is jam packed with internships and thesis work, I decided that it was time to buckle down and start blogging again. Now, I am not much of a writer, so this blog will primarily be a bunch of work that I am doing (mainly photographs, but there will also be some  film work from time to time), with the occasional life updates. I essentially want to have a place where I can share my work with friends and family back home in North Carolina and in other parts of the world, and since I have some issues with Facebook’s copyright (even though there are some options in the setting that can be changed, I still don’t trust it), I decided to share them on a blog. Thus far, pretty much none of my analog work has been shared anywhere on the internet, and since that is my preferred method of photography, that means that only people at school have been able to look at my work. Although I much prefer printing my photos in the darkroom, I am slowly starting to scan my negatives and making them into digital files so that I am able to share it with more people; it is also MUCH more economical.

I hope that y’all enjoy my work, and I would love constructive feedback and critiques from anyone who would like to offer their insight.