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NEWM-N 468 Video for Social Change

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: NEWM-N 353 and NEWM-N 354
  • Delivery: On-Campus
  • Semesters offered: Spring
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  • Students explore theories of documentary filmmaking by screening and writing analyses of seminal documentaries. They also create a documentary about a cause or controversy, or work with a nonprofit client to develop material and produce a finished video.

    This course will have two primary components: It will explore various theories of documentary filmmaking including screenings of several important documentaries, and students will work with outside non-profits to create video materials for their cause or students will elect to make a documentary about a cause or controversy. Students will be required to produce finished videos for their assigned client and a series of short analyses of documentary films.

    Extended Course Description

    Students make a short documentary about a current issue as they become familiar with contemporary documentary theory.

    Technology Learned

    • DaVinci Resolve