Documentary Design/Advisory (4th Period)

Students will examine how non-fiction films are created.  This class will proceed in two distinct phases:  the first explores how filmmakers give shape, structure and voice to their films, across the disparate and ever-evolving forms of documentary.  Students screen and analyze a range of innovative and acclaimed films.  In the second phase of the course students write their own documentary film proposals, beginning with research, through short treatments, and culminating in fully developed proposals.  In the third phase of the course students will create a visual presentation of their proposals, including short trailers, scenes, and/or full documentaries.
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