Documentary Video Production – Experimental, Personal and Political (FV4108.01)

Kate Purdie

This course explores documentary possibilities through screenings and video projects. The class will look at and consider non-fiction techniques from early cinema verite films to recent attempts to address point of view and outsider status in documentary and experimental video work. In collaborative and individual projects, the class will take a hands-on approach to documentary production: addressing interview techniques, cinematography, story structures, metaphor, archival film use and a range of editing and presentation techniques – including installations. We will also work on our ability to develop relationships and to gain access to subjects outside our usual circles.

Registration: Interested students should email kpurdie@bennington.edu or see the instructor during office hours on Monday, May 15 from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 17.

Prerequisites: Intro to Video or equivalent.
Credits: 4
W 10:00am - 11:50am; W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 14
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Film and Video, Four Credit, Kate Purdie, Wednesday Afternoons, Wednesday Mornings, and tagged , , , .