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: November 20, 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: 5:32am 10/2/2022 EDT