DMS 315 Intermediate Documentary

Lee :: Th 1-4:40pm :: CFA286

This is an undergraduate-level course that will further develop students’ video and audio production and post-production skills through hands-on exploration of documentary and non-fiction filmmaking. Students will work on a series of short exercise assignments, collaborative, service-learning projects, and a final project. Topics to be covered include: modes of documentary; non-fiction story-telling; observational/verité shooting and audio recording techniques; the interview (approaches, set-up, lighting); lighting for documentary; video technology; image and sound editing; preparing video for online distribution, and additional topics to be decided. Regular screenings of non-fiction work will take place. Students must have taken and passed Basic Video (DMS103) or Basic Documentary (DMS105) or equivalent, or have permission of the instructor to take this class.  A lab fee of $125 is assessed for this course.