Students in this course begin the process of producing a documentary or documentary series for television or the web. The course will be part survey, part production. Students will view and analyze different styles of documentaries, from traditional news formats to innovative approaches now appearing on the web as well as television. Students will work in small groups of three or four to research, report, write, shoot, and edit the projects. By the end of the course, each team will develop a formal proposal for a 30-minute documentary or series including a rough cut, trailer, or video selects. The proposal also will include a fully realized web component.
(Video: Documentary Program Demo Reel)