A practical course in hands-on documentary filmmaking as part of a Masters Degree in the University of London. Places are available for outside students to participate. Non-university students are encouraged to take the course and will receive a stand-alone UCL certificate on completion.
This course provides training in the skilled use of digital media, cameras and Final Cut Pro editing, and teaches students broadcast quality filmmaking by anthropologists who are award-winning professional documentarists. The course develops the students’ critical skills of film analysis through practical hands-on work and the experience of creating a 15 minute video project.
This UCL initiative is a response to the growing need among social scientists and observers of humanity to use digital media as a research tool and as a method of presenting research outcomes. It aims to teach practical digital filmmaking skills and contribute to participants’ formation as anthropologists. It demystifies the process of filmmaking, and opens new ways of reading and understanding visual ethnographies.
The course runs in Term Two, 13th Jan – 26th April 2010, and consists of 4 hours of lectures and seminars every week for 9 weeks, and at least 60 hours of hands-on camera and editing exercises to produce a final super-vised 15 minute video. The final video must be completed by the beginning of the Summer term, Friday April 26th 2010. There is an equipment fee of £1,300 for use of the cameras and editing equipment.
Please apply for the course by emailing Dr. Michael Yorke at email@example.com