Adventure Filmmaking

Adventure Filmmaking
With its 2019 Oscar win, Free Solo made ‘adventure filmmaking’ a household term, but many people don’t appreciate the real power this particular medium holds. This course will embrace winter in Vermont by getting outside and documenting four human adventure stories. We will practice techniques and study film, but the bulk of study will be through short collaborative productions. This course will immerse students in film production and empower them as storytellers. While adventure filmmaking is a fun way to get outside, its true power is in using adventure to gain new insights on the human condition, issues of social justice, climate change, and more. This class will challenge students to transcend the stereotypical “adventure film” genre and inspire change.
Ryan Scura ’11 is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who focuses on human stories of outdoor adventures. He leads the independent video studio Dooster./
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FMMC 1033

All Sections in Winter 2023

Winter 2023

FMMC1033A-W23 Lecture (Scura)