Fundamentals of Documentary Filmmaking

Course Description: 

This introductory documentary filmmaking course is designed to fit the interests and needs of CEU students across a variety of departments.

With the proliferation of moving images in both public and private spaces, and the incorporation of moving images into traditionally text-based media, the ability to communicate visually is becoming ever more important in numerous fields, a valuable research method in a number of academic disciplines, and moreover, an increasingly important form of basic literacy in contemporary society.

This course provides students a grounding in the craft of documentary film production, and the creation of moving images, instructing them in fundamental skills that they can apply to projects in their respective research, and beyond. These skills cover all phases of the documentary production process, from idea development, through pre-production and preparation, cinematography, sound and editing. Through learning to create moving images, in concert with formal analysis of documentary examples, students gain valuable, versatile skills, and gain literacy in this increasingly important mode of communication.

Learning Outcomes: 

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Assessment: 

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