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ART 297G Topic: Documentary Workshop

Course Description: Documentary Workshop is a secondary level video production course teaching the basic nuts and bolts of non-fiction film: subject preparation, camera techniques, sound recording and editing approaches. The class explores the fundamental building blocks of documentary story telling such as interview, character casting, action and location shooting and writing a voice over narration. Beginning with a group project to cover the essentials, the class then breaks up to focus on individual; student projects encompassing all stages from the opening treatment through the shooting and editing, to screening the final projects for the class. Documentary films are screened throughout for class discussion.

Credits

3 credits

Prerequisite

ART 289 Minimum Grade of D or ART 296X Minimum Grade of D