Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    Oct 15, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 3110 - Documentary Production Fundamentals

(crosslisted) PMA 3510  
(LA-AS, ALC-AS)      
Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Course fee: $150; cost of materials: TBA (est. $500). Permission of instructor required. Co-meets with ANTHR 6110 /PMA 6510 .

N. Raheja.

This course introduces students to documentary film production and story development. Through lectures, screenings, workshops, and technical labs, students will develop single-camera digital video production and editing skills. Weekly camera and editing exercises and one-on-one sessions with the instructor will enhance students’ documentary filmmaking techniques. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of nonfiction film theory from the perspective of production and learn to critically engage and comment on each other’s work. Discussions of debates around ethnographic representation and filmmaking ethics will help students to solve practical storytelling dilemmas. Over the course of the semester, students conduct pre-production research and have the opportunity to develop a film proposal and make a short film.

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