Faculty of Arts


COMMS 713

Documentary Making


Description

This course is structured as a hands-on production class in which students will produce, direct and edit a 9-12 minute documentary. The lecturer will work largely as an “executive producer”, providing guidance and feedback, and setting certain deadlines that students will have to meet. The in-class time commitment is three hours per week.

It is assumed that students will have basic skills in production and post-production; however, there will be demonstrations and workshops within class that will extend students’ technical skills. An additional hour will set aside after a number of classes for those students who need more technical assistance.

All students work as producer/director and editor of their own documentaries but may wish to work with classmates as DoP and sound recordists. Students should aim to film their documentaries in 4-5 shooting days, and will spend three to four weeks in the edit.

Availability 2020

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Reading/Texts

A Creative Approach to Non-Fiction Media Production, 1st ed. Kelly Anderson and Mary Lucas. Routledge.

Recommended Reading


Assessment


Points

COMMS 713: 30.0 points

Prerequisites


Corequisites


Restrictions

SCREEN 713


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