Documentary class – power, truth

For the final four weeks of class, we'll watch some of the most politically powerful works in the history of documentary film. It's a wide-ranging selection, but what they all have in common is that they each expose in their own way some sort of injustice. They're films that stand up for the powerless. During this section,… Continue reading Documentary class – power, truth

Documentary class – cinéma vérité

Weeks nine through twelve we'll dip into cinéma vérité (and spring break). We'll watch: https://youtu.be/oXxZnL5HokA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxk-fg771r8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwDKkixncSw And after spring break will stretch it a bit into musical cinéma vérité: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1inL6s1htio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BjPFMOcjL8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71rVqu1iHE4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Plmw36D-E And during this section, the students will, of course, produce cinéma vérité mini docs.

Documentary class – movement, music, meta, etc

Weeks six, seven and eight we'll check out just a few of the endless artistic possibilities of documentary film. Students will work together to make mini avant garde documentaries of the worlds around them. We'll watch: https://youtu.be/0NQgIvG-kBM https://youtu.be/z97Pa0ICpn8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNhjD1Z0jSo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za9wvVjs0e8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOOgDDrcCjg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLFXxZnXb28

Documentary class – Beginnings

Weeks four and five in my documentary class will explore the form's beginnings, and early documentaries about exotic foreign people. Students will collaborate on documentaries of themselves and those around them as if they're exotic foreign people. We'll watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nj0vEO4Q6s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73u7eugbbu8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4kOIzMqso0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5DImgpJic8&t=3s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-Kptp6u4JQ

Documentary class – Overview

I'm teaching a class on documentary film next semester. The first two weeks will offer a conceptual overview for the course. We'll watch: https://youtu.be/7LYRUOd_QoM https://youtu.be/GHs2coAzLJ8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBtdTiHsQqI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPNmHPjkxdk https://youtu.be/3Wx3wkgZuf0?list=PLWsLezvDuZhLnNQxHsk6vPUi5kuAnZLQe And read: This Man Is the Most Dangerous Political Operative in America Combative, Populist Steve Bannon Found His Man in Donald Trump ROGER AND ME: DOCUMENTAPHOBIA AND… Continue reading Documentary class – Overview