Film Documentary

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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.
Open to Seniors & Juniors 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.

Open to Seniors & Juniors only, or by permission of the instructor at
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Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Film Documentary
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Bruce Geisler TU 2:30PM 4:30PM Integ. Learning Center S350