VF 465


This course will guide students through the preproduction, production and postproduction process of documentary videography. Preproduction work will including planning pitches, stories, pre-interviews, motifs, budgets, schedules and personnel for documentary and guerrilla videography. Production will include camera and audio set ups, working with nonactors and executing coverage. Postproduction will include footage logging and editing, sound design and reforming your story. Discussions of what the documentary has become, the ethics of documentary and the mocumentary (sister-genre) will also inform the class. Long form, short form, commercial, behind-the-scenes, how-to and educational aspects of documentary will all be involved in class debate and assignments.

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