Fall 2017 Undergraduate English Courses

351:314 Documentary Filmmaking for Writers

Fall 2017

Documentary Filmmaking for Writers


Course Section Instructor Day Period Location Index Campus
314 01 Haimowitz T 2,3 MU038 14106 CAC


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.