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F22 Practical Documentary Filmmaking (ANTHGS20)

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A practical documentary filmmaking module that can be taken for credit towards a UCL Masters degree.

Also open to external students.

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5th October 2017

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Course Leader

Sandhya Suri
Course Description

The course is led by award winning directors Vikram Jayanti and Sandhya Suri (I for India) and focuses on self-shooting skills, with a focus on the fundamentals of observational filming. Students will shoot, record sound, edit and direct their own film, learning to respond to an undirected actuality and structure their footage into a compelling film.

You will acquire the technical skills needed to complete a 10 minute video project using the cameras, workstations and facilities in the department's visual laboratory. Students will acquire practical, analytical and intellectual skills in using moving image and sound recording equipment and discover how new technologies create new methodologies. During the course students will examine and deploy a range of the technical, aesthetic, and representational dynamics involved in documentary construction. By doing so, participants will become more informed as well as practically experienced commentators on the 'truths', 'fictions', styles, genres, ethics and modes of filmmaking. You will recognise the potential of film to document research, and have explored issues of representation and audience reception.

For more information:https://www.ucl.ac.uk/anthropology/courses/pg/anthgs20

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