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Instructor Info:Abraham Ravett
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Jack Furtado
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John Gunther
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Crescent Diamond
Andrew Hart
TA Info:Jeremy Johnston
Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Monday
01:00 PM - 03:50 PM Jerome Liebling Center 131
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Jerome Liebling Center 131

"Certain people start with a documentary and arrive at fiction...others start with fiction and arrive at the documentary."--Jean Luc Godard

This is an introductory course for students who would like to develop their interest in documentary practice. Through a combination of screenings, lectures, readings and technical workshops, we will explore a critical/historical overview of this genre and incorporate our knowledge and experience to produce individual or collaborative projects in a variety of "modes of representation. " Projects need not be restricted to a particular medium; in fact, students will be encouraged to explore the ways in which film, video, and/or animation can be utilized together.

Evaluation Criteria:

Students must attend class on a regular basis, participate in class discussions, and submit weekly responses to the readings and screenings in a timely manner. There will be three video/digital projects that can be completed either on an individual or group basis.


Students are encouraged to have their own video camera or digital camera that can shoot video. Otherwise, Media Serices will provide that equipment.

More than three absences will count as NO EVALUATION.

Additional Info:

Required Text: Introduction to Documentary by Bill Nichols can be purchased in the College bookstor.