Rooted in the concepts introduced in CFC-3027, Creating a Documentary Film, this course will further examine all aspects of documentary filmmaking, including storytelling, shooting techniques, field production and handling "hot situations." Sessions will feature hands-on exercises, screenings and guest lecturers. Blending cinema-verité footage with interviews, bringing an idea from written proposal to production and editing techniques will be discussed. Students at all phases of production are encouraged to bring in and develop their own documentary projects to benefit from class feedback and support. Among the goals of this course is to hone short segments of a documentary-in-progress or create a trailer for a feature documentary based on each student's own concepts. PREREQUISITE: CFC-3027, Creating a Documentary Film, or practical experience in filmmaking. NOTE: Students must have access to their own editing software.
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