Feb 24, 2024  
2014-2015 
    
2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 292 - Documentary Film - History, Theory, and Production of Documentary


Instructor
Miller

The course will first examine the modes of the documentary genre, often described as expository, observational, interactive, and reflexive. For each mode we will read relevant history and theory, and watch representative documentaries. Students will then make a series of short documentaries as a means of understanding how these modes affect both the production and reception of a documentary. We also consider more specific sub-genres of documentary such as science/nature, politics/protest, biography, and mockumentary.