Documentary Videomaking

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Documentary Videomaking

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Film Studies, Mass Communications, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE COMPLETED
    History of cinema and the media

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COMPETENCES AND SKILLS THAT WILL BE ACQUIRED AND LEARNING RESULTS.
    1. Knowledge of the theory and technique of documentary and TV reportage.
    2. Ability to plan and arrange technical and human resources in productions for cinema and TV, as
    well as techniques and processes of creation.
    3. Ability to explore the technical and expressive potential of the moving image.
    DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS: PROGRAMME
    - Introduction to the basics of documentary. Truthfulness, objectivity. Themes, subgenres and styles.
    - Planning and shooting of a documentary.
    - Presentation and defense of the produced piece.
    LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND METHODOLOGY
    - Lectures
    Theory and technique of documentary genres. Competence 1 (1 ECTS).
    - Practical classes
    Group work. Production, directing and postproduction with the instructor¿s supervision. Competences 2, 3 and 4
    (2,5 ECTS).
    - Student work
    Planning anTutored d design of production tasks and directing. Writing of an essay about the developed projects
    (in groups). Competence 5 (2 ECTS).
    Individual essay or audiovisual piece about specific issues dealing with the production and style of a documentary.
    Competence 5 (1,5 ECTS).
    ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
    - Final exam: 60%.
    - Production work / Essay / Practice and defense: 40 %.
    - Class participation and attendance will be taken into account to improve the final grade.
    end-of-term-examination: 60
    Continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals?): 40%
    BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY
    - BILL NICHOLS INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY, INDIANA U. PRESS, 2001
    - ANTONIO WEINRICHTER (ED.) .DOC. EL DOCUMENTALISMO EN EL SIGLO XXI, FESTIVAL DE SAN
    SEBASTIAN (edicion bilingue), 2010
    - MICHAEL RENOV THE SUBJECT OF DOCUMENTARY, UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS, 2004
    - ROSENTHAL Y CORNER (EDS.) NEW CHALLENGES FOR DOCUMENTARY, MANCHESTER U.PRESS, 2005
    - CATHERINE RUSSELL EXPERIMENTAL ETNOGRAPHY, DUKE U.PRESS, 1999
    ADITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
    - RHODES y SPRINGER (EDS.) DOCUFICTIONS, McFARLAND, 2005
    - TIM CORRIGAN THE ESSAY FILM, OFORD U. PRESS, 2011
    - MICHAEL STRANGELOVE WATCHING YOUTUBE, U. TORONTO PRESS, 2010
    - JUHASZ, LERNER (EDS.) F IS FOR PHONY, U. OF MINNESOTA PRESS, 2006

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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