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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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VCT 2137 - Filmmaking 4: Documentary Stories

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This advanced course applies previously learned pre-production, production, and post-production techniques to a complex narrative documentary film and narrative promotional film. Advanced editing processes will be integrated with video camera, lighting, and audio operation. Students will plan, shoot, and edit filmmaking productions.  Note: Some course assignments require students to move, lift, and carry video equipment.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): VCT 2133  
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation:  VCT 1135  

Major Content
  1. Preparing Pre-Production Documents for Advanced Productions
  2. Working with a Client
  3. Creating a Narrative Promotional Film
  4. Creating a Documentary Story Film

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. evaluate the elements of the documentary filmmaking production process.
  2. manage the process of moving from script to screen.
  3. evaluate customer needs.
  4. prepare pre-production proposals for advanced productions.
  5. arrange and organize crew, equipment, and facilities to shoot advanced productions.
  6. operate video equipment in advanced productions.
  7. manage project teams.
  8. manage video logs and footage.
  9. demonstrate editing techniques to complete a production.

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