Introduction to Documentary Cinematography

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Intro to Doc Cinematography
Fall 2022
Taught By: Orfeas Skutelis
Section: A

CRN: 11047

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.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 12:52am EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 609/610
Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022