Finding focus with your video

Finding focus with your video

When an idea for a film or video is born, the tendency is to think of all the possibilities; all the possible story threads, connections, and points that could be made. This is an important step. The problem arises when people stop there. They take their list and try to cram all those ideas into […]

Limited Enrollment Concept Workshop (now being offered online too!)

Limited Enrollment Concept Workshop (now being offered online too!)

So often people get hung up on cameras, software, and all the technical aspects of producing videos (which is understandable, there’s a lot to remember!) The problem is, when you’re distracted by cameras, microphones, and editing software, you miss the most important element of creating videos: powerful storytelling. This concept workshop strips away the technology […]

Behind the Scenes – “Homeplace Under Fire”

Behind the Scenes – “Homeplace Under Fire”

We both grew up around farms – Catherine was raised on a small farm in the outskirts of Charlottesville, VA, and Elena grew up in rural Iowa, the heart of farm country. But not until we edited Homeplace Under Fire did we truly understand the challenges and hardships that family farmers have faced and continue to […]

Homeplace Under Fire – Farm Aid

  Homeplace Under Fire is the story of American farm advocates and their thirty-year fight to keep family farmers on the land. The Farm Crisis of the 1980s drove hundreds of thousands of family farmers into foreclosure. Out of that crisis came a group of courageous farm advocates, many of them women, who stood up […]

CDS 25th Anniversary Honoree Series

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University honored Sam Pollard, John Cohen, the Kitchen Sisters, and Natasha Tretheway for their outstanding contributions to the world of documentary filmmaking, photography, audio storytelling and poetry. The awards were given as part of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) 25th anniversary celebration and national forum Documentary 2015: Origins and Inventions. We partnered with […]