Skills for Impact Program, Elective module
An introductory documentary production course designed to fit the interests and needs of MPA students.
With the proliferation of platforms for moving images in both public and private spaces, the ability to communicate through moving images is a basic skill that is becoming ever more important in all fields, and moreover, an increasingly important basic form of literacy in contemporary society.
The course provides students a grounding in the craft of video production, and the creation of moving images, instructing them in basic skills that they can apply to coursework and research, and beyond, in their careers. These skills cover the primary phases of the video production process, including pre-production, cinematography, sound and editing. Class sessions will combine lecture on relevant concepts, viewing and analysis of film examples, technical instruction on equipment, hands-on exercises, and critique of class projects at each stage of completion.
Anderson, Kelly & Lucas, Martin. Documentary Voice & Vision