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FILM 123 Documentary Film: Studies and Practice

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Course Description

Introduction to the history, methods and practice of documentary film through a critical survey of key historical and contemporary documentaries. Students will explore examples of documentary work that emphasize the methodologies, philosophies and ethics of documentary film. The class pays particular attention to documentary form and its impact on content. It will also address how the historical evolution of documentary forms has changed the ways documentary filmmakers convey information.

Units: 4
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 64-72
  • Homework hours/semester: 128-144
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC