21W.790 Short Attention Span Documentary

Class Info

Focuses on the production of short (1- to 5-minute) digital video documentaries: a form of non-fiction filmmaking that has proliferated in recent years due to the ubiquity of palm-sized and mobile phone cameras and the rise of web-based platforms, such as YouTube. Students shoot, edit, workshop and revise a series of short videos meant to engage audiences in a topic, introduce them to new ideas, and/or persuade them. Screenings and discussions cover key principles of documentary film - narrative, style, pace, point of view, argument, character development - examining how they function and change in short format. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 16.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.790 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by R. Adams.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 56-180.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

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