Your Next Step

We spend our whole lives looking for a home because home means warmth, security, and opportunity. Your retirement shouldn't be any different.


The Forest at Duke is more than a continuing care retirement community. They provide their residents access to the opportunities they desire in the security of one inclusive community.

The Forest at Duke sits in the heart of Durham on a 47-acre plot, just minutes from nearby universities and the city's bustling downtown. They have a 20,000 square ft community center surrounded by apartments, cottages, and single-family homes. Their residents are professors, gardeners, authors, CEOs, community volunteers, engineers, librarians, homemakers, and artists – people from all walks of life who embrace and celebrate the rich dimensions of their diversity. Fully renovated in 2014, the community center features four distinct dining venues, a library, an art studio, and a fitness center. Residents are offered hundreds of activities each month, including fitness classes, performing arts, and lifelong learning opportunities. Outdoor spaces include walking trails that wind past historic tobacco barns and across the bridge over a fish-stocked pond. Gardeners and green thumbs enjoy their greenhouse and community garden. Their continuum of care offers peace of mind, with assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory support all under the same roof. If you are looking to take the next step in your retirement, life, and future, see what it could be at The Forest at Duke.

This shoot was special in a unique way for the Triad crew. All five of our founders were able to come together to produce a host of media for The Forest at Duke, including an overview video, a pool & fitness center video, a community center video, and four floorplan videos of their various home offerings. Outside of Justin directing the project, Tristan, Baaqir, Daniel, and Mikey worked interchangeably throughout the shoot days in the other supporting roles of DP, AC, Gaffer, and Grip.  We also were able to work with Shannon Malone, an accomplished set designer who was a key role player in this project's success.

We look forward to working with the Forest at Duke in the coming years to truly elevate their digital footprint in the area and the broader community.



Triad Studios


Justin Fouts


Tristan Gardner


Daniel Pan


Michael Thomas


Baaqir Yusuf


Shannon Malone


Waceke Wambaa



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