Documentary Filmmaking for Majors and Minors|
This course explores the theory and practice of nonfiction filmmaking. We will pay particular attention to how structural and stylistic choices represent reality and shape viewer response. Through study and making, students will explore topics central to nonfiction filmmaking, including how documentary has been defined and redefined; how filmmakers perceive the relationship between documentaries and the realities they represent; what conceptions of truth guide the work of documentary filmmakers; and the ethics of documentary filmmaking. Students will engage with the issues through documentary filmmaking exercises and projects. Production lessons include shooting verite footage, lighting interviews, the use of wireless lavalier microphones, and documentary editing techniques.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Michael Rabiger, DIRECTING THE DOCUMENTARY--required
Tom Schroeppel, THE BARE BONES CAMERA COURSE FOR FILM AND VIDEO-recommended
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three short filmmaking assignments; final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is open to junior and senior Film Majors and Minors. FILM 307 required.
Permission of Instructor.
To request entry in the class, please request a POI through your electronic portfolio and send a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement detailing why you wish to enter the course and whether there is a specific topic you're interested in to Oksana Kazmina (email@example.com) and Scott Higgins (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, November 4, 2016 at 5pm.
|Instructor(s): Kazmina,Oksana Times: .M..... 01:20PM-04:40PM; ...W... 07:10PM-10:10PM; Location: CFS128; CFS128; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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