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Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [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 2010 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Upon availability of instructor.

Credit Hours: 4

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