Sep 23, 2023  
2018-19 Catalog 
2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CMST 121 - Exploring the Documentary Film

5 CR

Examines the theory, practice, history and ethics of documentary film making.

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of documentary film principles.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the documentary film production process in all its phases–pre-production, production and post-production.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the origins and landmarks of documentary film.
  • Identify the difference between cinema verite and narrative and advocacy documentaries.
  • Apply critical analysis skills in order to evaluate the effectiveness of documentary films.
  • Critically analyze the aesthetics and effectiveness of a given documentary.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the technical requirements needed to produce a professional documentary.

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