VIS 263

Documentary Filmmaking I

Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt

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In the real world, what relationships have the necessary friction to generate compelling films? Documentary Filmmaking will introduce you to the craft, history and theory behind attempts to answer this question. Through production assignments, screenings and seminar discussions, you’ll take your first steps into the world of non-fiction filmmaking. You will analyze different documentary methods and approaches as aesthetic devices and as a means of social discourse. Further, as films are often vessels for their directors’ preoccupations, the course will also push you to examine the formal, social and political concerns that animate your life.

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