Nov 25, 2020  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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ARTS 4040 - Rethinking Documentary: Video Production

This is a production course investigating non-traditional approaches to documentary or non-fiction film/video. Taking a broad look at what defines “documentary” media, this course will incorporate criticism with production. Students will produce a range of video works questioning conventional documentary styles, using radical and interventionist techniques. Students will study traditional documentary works including ethnographic films, cinema verité, propaganda films, “home movies,” reality TV, tabloid news, autobiographic and activist videos.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: ARTS 1030 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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