SM2719 - Documentary I

Offering Academic Unit
School of Creative Media
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Course Duration
One Semester
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Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to enhance students’ understanding of documentary as an essential film/video form other than fictional film. A selection of works from both documentary masters and young filmmakers are shown to students for the purpose of exploring very different types of documentary filmmaking under different political and/or cultural circumstances. A series of hand-on exercises are designed for beginners to discover various means of documentation and practice the techniques of documentation through journal writing, photo taking, video shooting, and document filing. The course will introduce fundamental theories emerged from the history and development of documentary and methodologies related to the process of documentary making.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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