Documentary Filmmaking: An Introduction - 3707
Description: So you want to make a documentary and aren't sure where to start? This class will introduce you to the fundamental concepts, processes and techniques of documentary filmmaking. It will cover the major genres and elements, including ethics, the art of the interview, narration, archival and stock footage, styles of shooting, funding and distribution. Screenings and discussion of films will provide an overview of the historical, conventional, experimental and emerging forms of the doc. Students may take an idea through research, development and production to a finished short film, but may also use the workshop as an introduction to the range of documentary approaches in preparation for a future production. (Students making a doc will either need their own gear to shoot and edit their films outside of class time or become a member of the Hart House Film Board and gaining inexpensive access to equipment outside of class time.) Instructor: Annette Mangaard NOTE: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on May 13. A $15 withdrawal fee applies.