Video production courses at Mount Holyoke College are designed to teach students the basics of video/filmmaking while also fostering an appreciation for the moving image as an art form.
Advanced Documentary Production Workshop
FS310 spring 2014 Mount Holyoke College
Instructor: Professor Bernadine Mellis
Screening: Wednesday, 7-9 pm (required), LITS 231
Lecture/Workshop: Thursday 1-4pm, LITS 231
In this class, we will take skills and insights gained in introductory production courses and develop them over the length of the semester through the creation of one short documentary project, 10 minutes long. We will explore the ethical questions and ambivalences inherent in this medium, seeking complex answers to difficult questions about representation and the often blurry lines between fiction and non-fiction. We will watch documentaries each week, films that introduce us to new ideas and information both in their content and in their form. Come with your idea; we will hit the ground running with proposal writing the first week.
- Successful completion of Beginning Video Production or its equivalent.
- Application and permission of instructor required.
- Enrollment limited to 10.