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FS260 – Documentary Form and Filmmaking

CC alum and documentary filmmaker Doug Pray '83 teaches students how to create their own short documentaries in this block 5 class that concludes in an end-of-course screening.

In this class, Doug Pray '83 teaches students how to create their own short documentaries while examining the history, codes, and conventions of the feature documentary film. Topics include narrative techniques, questions of form and genre, documentary ethics, interview methods, documentary cinematography, archival imagery, fair use/copyright, and editing rhythm and pacing, among others. Student documentaries are showcased in an end-of-course screening. Doug Pray is an American documentary film director and cinematographer who's known for films such as Scratch, Infamy, and Surf Wise—just to name a few.

Also listed as: SO190, FM210