Introduction to Documentary Cinematography

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Intro to Doc Cinematography

Spring 2021

Taught By: Peter Sillen

Section: A

CRN: 8753

Credits: 3

Documentary video making presents unique challenges for cinematographers, who often have to work alone or in small crews while capturing the unpredictable. This introductory graduate-level course is designed to elicit beautifully-framed, meaningful footage despite the chaos that may surround a typical shoot. There is special emphasis placed on shooting cinema verite and lighting with a small or non-existent crew. This course is as much about cinematography as it is about the technical nuts-and-bolts aspect of digital cameras. Students work exclusively with HD cameras in preparation for the documentary project, and crew with classmates for a series of preparatory exercises, designed to conclude as the production period begins.

Course open only to Documentary Studies Certificate students, MA Media Studies students, and MS Media Management students..

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 7, 2021 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 14, 2021 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:07am 2/27/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021