UndergraduateGraduateContinuing EducationSpecial ProgramsAboutAdmissionsAlumniStudents

Show Course Finder

For course registration assistance, please contact a CE Course Advisor at: ce@sva.edu or at 877.242.7200.
Man holding a picture of a peacock while people are clapping.

Creating a Documentary Film

7:00PM - 10:00PM
Sep 18 - Dec 18
3.50 CEUs,
12 Sessions

Frederick Rendina Producer, director

In this digital age, it is widely believed that all that is needed to make a film is a camera and a laptop. By emphasizing storytelling and character development, this comprehensive course will give students the necessary tools to produce a truly compelling documentary. Through hands-on exercises, screenings and analysis of a variety of documentary films, students will be immersed in some of the key elements of documentary production. Topics will include research, proposal writing, interviewing and shooting techniques, handling "hot" situations and product distribution. Each student will shoot a short individual documentary on digital video. While editing techniques will be discussed, access to editing software is not included in this course.


Student Work

School of Visual Arts | 209 East 23 Street, NY, NY 10010-3994 | Tel: 212.592.2000 | Fax: 212.725.3587