In this course, documentary history and theory meet production: "What does it take to make different style documentaries--including observational, poetic, expository, participatory and reflexive?" Students will explore documentary story elements and film grammar as they learn how to capture sound, record video, edit material, light subjects, conduct an interview, and work with archival materials, graphics, and music. They will learn through practice and by screening and analyzing a wide range of long-form documentaries made by a diverse set of filmmakers.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: |
||Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)(HRAD-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Michael Rabiger and Courtney Hermann, Directing the Documentary, Seventh Edition
Anthony Artis, The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide, Second Edition
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Attendance, readings, class participation, technical skill and story development exercises and quizzes.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Large hard drive for editing with and backing up large, high definition project files.
|Instructor(s): Strain,Tracy Heather Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: CFS128; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: X||FR: X|
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