Documentary Filmmaking: An Introduction - 5210

Description: So you want to make a documentary and aren't sure where to start? This class will introduce you to the fundamental concepts, processes and techniques of documentary filmmaking. It will cover the major genres and elements, including ethics, the art of the interview, narration, archival and stock footage, styles of shooting, funding and distribution. Screenings and discussion of films will provide an overview of the historical, conventional, experimental and emerging forms of the doc. For students actively working on a doc or as an introduction to the range of documentary approaches in preparation for a future production. (Students in need of equipment experience are encouraged to take the various equipment and hands-on classes Hart House offers and the Hart House Film Board offers inexpensive equipment rentals.) Instructor: Annette Mangaard. NOTE: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on February 2nd . A $15 withdrawal fee applies.

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