Film Documentary

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Communication
Course Number: 
446
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
We will view, analyze, and discuss films by modern documentary masters such as Michael Moore ("Sicko"), Chris Paine, ("Revenge of the Electric Car"), Seth Gordon ("The King of Kong - A fistful of Quarters"), Pamela Yates ("Granito") and many others to further the understanding of the documentary craft and art from a filmmaker's perspective. Students will also do preproduction (research and treatment) for their own short documentary, along with shorter hands-on exercises in writing narration, interview techniques, etc.
Comments: 
Open to Senior and Junior Communication majors only. COMM 140, 231, 340, 342, 493E This course was formerly numbered as COMM 493F. If you have already taken COMM 493F you cannot take this course.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
33275

Course Sections

Film Documentary
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Bruce Geisler TU 2:20PM 5:20PM