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Spring 2011: Documentary Video Production


This class focused on the craft of documentary filmmaking. Students learned the basics of video production and post-production, including use of HDV cameras, lighting and sound techniques, and nonlinear video editing using Final Cut Pro.

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NEW COURSE. This class will focus on the craft of documentary filmmaking. Students will learn the basics of video production and post-production, including use of HDV cameras, lighting and sound techniques, and nonlinear video editing using Final Cut Pro. They will engage in production and editing exercises, culminating in the completion of short documentaries during the semester.

In the process of learning to make their own documentaries, students will also confront key questions of the documentary genre, including: How does one person represent another? How does a maker represent her/himself? How are power relations expressed and challenged through these representations? What is the role of documentary in the construction of history? What is the relationship of documentary to memory? How do documentary representations differ from fictional representations? The course will include readings on documentary film history and theory, participation in class critiques of student projects, and a weekly Sunday evening documentary screening series (attendance required).

Originally posted at: http://www.haverford.edu/news/stories/53621/11