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Documentary Form and Filmmaking

Students create their own short documentaries while examining the history, codes, and conventions of the feature documentary film. Topics include narrative techniques, questions of form and genre, documentary ethics, interview methods, documentary cinematography, archival imagery, fair use/copyright, and editing rhythm and pacing, among others. Student documentaries are showcased in an end-of-course screening.

Prerequisite: Film and Media Studies 102.

1 unit


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 1 Documentary Form and Filmmaking Cornerstone Art Center 107 16 / 3 11/15/2021
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