IMA Number: IMA 753.00 | 3 credits

Course Type: Production

Professor: Tami Gold

This class meets WED, 6:10PM-9:40PM in HN 544

Full Course Description:

This production class examines Cal Pryluck’s idea: if aesthetic choices have ethical consequence; then ethical choices have aesthetic consequence. We will explore the nuanced position between filmmaker and subject: negotiating representation, choosing to reveal or conceal the filmmaker’s point of view and the film’s construction of meaning. Examples range from cinema verité, interview-based, reflexivity, city symphonies, poetic essays, and ironic reconstruction. Artists discussed include Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, Marlon Riggs, and Errol Morris.

You will produce one in depth video project that explores the questions raised in screenings and critical readings. Using your shooting and editing skills developed in Documentary 1, you can work with a partner, research your idea, write a proposal, develop interview subjects and/or situations for filming, scheduling and production. Students can also make an animated doc in this class if they have experience with animation.

Permissions: Cleared after advisement and with Program Assistant

Pre-requesite(s): Documentary I (Documentary Expressions) – 2 sections,

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