21W.790[J] 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[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by R. Adams.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A. This is a graduate-level class.

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