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Documentary Filmmaking for Majors and Minors
FILM 418
Spring 2020 not offered

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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM307
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)

Last Updated on JUL-23-2024
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