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Documentary Advocacy

FILM 150
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Certificates: Civic Engagement
Course Cluster: Service-Learning

This is a film production course aimed at serving nonfilm studies majors who wish to make a documentary in support of a cause or an organization. Students will learn the fundamentals of documentary film production while studying examples in which documentary films have been used to advocate on behalf of groups and individuals seeking to make social change. Production lessons include shooting verité footage, lighting interviews, the use of wireless lavalier microphones, and documentary editing techniques. This course is especially designed for seniors with specific interests in social issues that can be addressed by shooting in the immediate Middletown area and is also open to seniors with a more general interest in advocacy filmmaking. Film production experience is not required.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Information Literacy
Students will study documentaries and interpret how meanings are created in them. Students will create their own documentaries from conception through editing.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-25-2024
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