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Documentary Film and Filmmaking
FILM 386
Spring 2014 not offered

This is a hybrid production/studies course that explores the history, theory, and practice of nonfiction filmmaking and asks students to create short documentaries themselves. Through lectures, screenings, and discussions, we will trace the emergence and development of documentary conventions and genres, paying particular attention to how different "modes" of documentary filmmaking have evolved over the years and how structural and stylistic choices represent reality and shape viewer response. Students will engage with the issues discussed in class through documentary filmmaking exercises and projects. We will focus on three projects that require students to work first in the poetic mode, then the expository mode, and finally in the observational mode of documentary filmmaking.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM450 OR FILM451
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAY-30-2024
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