NEWM-N 468 Video for Social Change
Prerequisites: NEWM N253 (NEWM N353 is also recommended)
Students explore theories of documentary filmmaking by screening and writing analyses of seminal documentaries. They also create a documentary about a cause or controversy, or work with a nonprofit client to develop material and produce a finished video.
This course will have two primary components: It will explore various theories of documentary filmmaking including screenings of several important documentaries, and students will work with outside non-profits to create video materials for their cause or students will elect to make a documentary about a cause or controversy. Students will be required to produce finished videos for their assigned client and a series of short analyses of documentary films.