Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2020

  • Documentary Production

    184 | CCN: 32173 | 32174

    Andrea Bussman

    4 Units

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction

    Lecture: W 9am-12pm; Lab: W 12pm-3pm

    Documentary film production is a semester long production course that will guide students through the process of making their own non-fiction films. We will emphasize the history, contemporary themes, formal strategies, and critical discourse around non-fiction filmmaking to probe the impulse to engage the “real”.   Topics in this course will include portraits, interviews, ethnography, space and place, narrativity, personal film, re-enactments and performance.   The class is composed of one six-hour long session weekly.  Class time will be used for a variety of purposes, including watching and examining seminal works, technical workshops, in class assignments-including recording and editing images, and assisting other students with their projects through constructive feedback sessions.   In addition to scheduled class time, students will be assigned a series of production assignments to be completed outside of class.  Prerequisites: No production experience needed.  Consent of the instructor is required for enrollment. The class is open to juniors and seniors. Preference is given to Film & Media majors. Interested students should be prepared to attend the first class and answer a series of questions emailed out prior to it.