Undergraduate English Courses
351:314 Documentary Filmmaking for Writers
01 T 2,3 CAC 19812 HAIMOWITZ MU-038
In this course, documentary films are understood to be character driven non-fiction narratives created from the selecting, organizing and presenting of factual material. This course focuses on the importance of story-telling in documentaries and teaches students about the various filmic techniques, elements and choices needed to create their own successful short film. Students will learn how to conduct an interview, film additional visual material and b roll, utilize archival footage, and layer sound, music and image into a compelling film.
Cross-Lists in Mason Gross's Center for Digital Filmmaking as "Intro to Documentary"
No prior knowledge is needed; however students must simultaneously take (or have taken) an introductory, one-credit editing class: 07:632:200