IMA Number: 753.00 | 3 credits

Course Type: Production

Professor: Shanti Thakur

This class meets TUES, 5:10PM-9PM in HN 544

Full Course Description:

This class examines the evolution of documentary styles, and their relationship to documentary ethics, negotiating representation, the filmmaker’s position to subject, revealing/concealing the filmmaker’s point of view and the film’s construction of meaning. Critical readings and screenings are selected to develop an awareness of the philosophical debates surrounding different documentary forms.

Using your shooting and editing skills developed in Documentary 1, you will explore these ideas by creating three short videos. Collaborating with a partner, you will research your idea, write a proposal, develop interview subjects and/or situations for filming, scheduling and shooting the documentary project.

Permissions: Cleared after advisement and with Program Assistant

Pre-requesite(s): Documentary I (Documentary Expressions),

*Please note that in many cases all prerequisites listed aren't strictly necessary, please ask the IMA program assistant for clarification.