Tom Mould is assistant professor of anthropology at Elon University and director of PERCS, the Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies. Mould teaches Video Ethnography, a class in which students work in groups to produce their own video ethnographies. Prior to coming to Elon, Mould co-produced a 7-part video series on traditional culture in Indiana. At Elon, he has produced a documentary on North Carolina pottery for UNC-TV and co-produced two videos on a family of potters and traditional artists for Kentucky Educational Television. He has mentored a number of students in the production of their documentary films, including Kevin Kindle’s Weight of a Nation about Sudanese refugees that has been picked up by an international non-profit organization to show in refugee camps, and Brett Tolley’s Dying to Get In about undocumented immigration along the Mexico/US border that has won 4 national student film awards. Mould is interested in mentoring students on documentary films that explore a specific subculture.
Ray Johnson is an assistant professor in the School of Communications at Elon University. He is interested in all aspects of documentary film production, but specializes in historical films. His films include, The Survival of the Circle about a group of native Americans and Just a Guy, the story of the Deputy Attorney General for the State of California. He mentored former Elon Student Neeley House in the production of Fully Awake, a film about Black Mountain College.