Spring 2012 program dates: January 8 to May 9
Duke in L.A. is a spring semester program based at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California. Duke and non-Duke students are invited to apply. This intensive academic and pre-professional program is designed to introduce students to the rich visual and cultural production of America's second largest metropolis.
The Duke in L.A. experience includes two seminars taught by Duke faculty, a student-selected course at USC, and a credit-bearing internship with a business or organization of the student's choice. In addition to coursework, this program features field trips to notable events and locations in Los Angeles, and the opportunity to make connections with people in various fields.
From the perspective of a student participant in the LA program, please check out the Duke in LA Blog
The Froshlife iMovie Festival gives first year students the opportunity to produce the best video about Campus life at Duke. See the calendar for the schedule. Filmmaking starts January 30 and awards are given in mid-February.
Freewater Productions, a student run film and video production organization, also open to members of the local community, offers equipment and production grants to its members.
Duke Student Broadcasting, formerly known as Cable 13, the nations oldest student-run television station, gives students the opportunity to produce their own show or gain valuable experience crewing on existing shows.
The Research Triangle has become a fertile area for film and video production. Local production companies, ranging from documentary production, to advertising, to narrative production, occasionally request student interns. In addition, productions shooting on the Duke campus often request production assistants or interns.
North Carolina has more production studios and sound stages than any state in the nation except California. Six studio complexes with over 28 soundstages and than a million square feet of production space dot the North Carolina landscape from the Atlantic Ocean to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Visit the Film Festivals and Competitions page to learn about opportunities for finding a larger audience for your video or film production.