A year ago, when I was planning to move back to West Virginia (after being away for nearly 14 years), I talked to my then-girlfriend about creating a program that helped regular people create their own documentaries. I had recently completed the certificate program at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke Universityand I wanted to replicate that sort of program here in West Virginia. My thinking was that we (West Virginians) don’t do a very good job telling our own stories. We usually let outsiders do it for us and then complain because they got it wrong.
You can check the schedule and register at http://wvsu.incutrack.net/calendar/calendar.cfmfor all classes. And there is a lot more in the works for next year too.