Documentary Filmmaking (Fall 2014)

Photography and Filmmaking

Do you have a fascinating story to tell or know a friend or family member with an interesting history to share? This class will provide you with a chance to preserve that story through the medium of documentary film.

Using interviews, narration, photographs, and other visual material, students will learn techniques related to documentary film production, including the basics of pre-production; interviewing techniques; voiceover narration; camera operation; lighting; sound; and editing; resulting in a unique one-of-a-kind documentary.

Students will also discuss structure, technique, and methodology found in past and contemporary documentary film. / Facilities fee of $25 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Mac OS X.

What to Bring: USB drive, blank CD, or cloud storage option for saving work. / A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

Please Register Before: September 10

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. UPDATE: This class has been canceled due to low enrollment.

Class Savings

/ Register on or before Aug 25 and receive $25 off total tuition.
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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

Course Number: FV 9417
Dates: Sep. 13 – Oct. 4
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Erik Johnson
Main Building Room 331
Non-Credit Tuition: $152.00

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