|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.
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.
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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
Sheila Bernhard, DOCUMENTARY STORYTELLING: CREATIVE NONFICTION ON SCREEN
Tom Schroeppel, THE BARE BONES CAMERA COURSE FOR FILM AND VIDEO
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three short filmmaking assignments; final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
To request entry in the class, please request a POI and send a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement detailing why you wish to enter the course to Professor Bricca (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5pm on Sunday, April 17. Please state the specific topic you're interested in making a film about (if you have one) and remember that the primary subjects of the films must be in the immediate Middletown area.
|Instructor(s): Bricca,Jacob Paul Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-04:30PM; Location: CFS128; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 8
|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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