Making the Science Documentary|
Spring 2012 not offered
E&ES 140, ENVS 240|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies, Civic Engagement|
|Course Cluster: Service-Learning|
This course is designed to introduce students to topics in environmental science and the basics of documentary filmmaking to teach the art of communicating science-related issues through visual media. No prior filmmaking experience is required.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing
This course is envisioned to teach students the challenges of communicating scientific concepts through visual media by providing training in the production of a scientific documentary.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
HA FILM, NSM FILM|
|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)
Schroeppel, Tom, THE BARE BONES CAMERA COURSE FOR FILM AND VIDEO, Second Edition, revised
Bernard, Sheila, DOCUMENTARY STORYTELLING, 3rd Edition, revised
Olson, Randy, DON'T BE SUCH A SCIENTIST
Dean, Cornelia, AM I MAKING MYSELF CLEAR?: A SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO TALKING TO THE PUBLIC
|Examination and Assignments: |
4 film making exercises, 4 short written reports, 1 final project
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This semester we will be focusing on the many environmental science issues related to the growing and distribution of food. Possible topics for films made in the class include local food movements, the externalization of environmental costs in the large-scale industrial agriculture, food waste, and profiles of local organizations with a stake in the growing and distributing of food.
Permission of Instructor required. Interested students should submit a 1-2 paragraph statement about why you would like to be in the class, as well as your class year and major, addressed to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 15 at noon.