Current Affairs Documentaries

Current Affairs Documentary Film
In this course we will learn the fundamentals of making a current affairs documentary film. We will chart the path from story identification and pitch to developing sources, investigation, the ethics of news gathering, interview craft, filmic style, structuring, and writing. There will be units on each. We will watch and analyze different styles of current affairs documentary making. Students will participate in hands on writing workshops, and will each come up with a documentary project outline, providing a storyboarded visual treatment, a shoot schedule and a draft script.
Hilary Andersson is an award-winning journalist and documentary maker who spent 25 years with the BBC, covering wars in Africa and the Middle East and later working for the BBC’s flagship Panorama documentary program. Hilary is now based in Vermont, from where she travels and continues to make current affairs documentaries on American and international affairs./
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FMMC 1034

All Sections in Winter 2023

Winter 2023

FMMC1034A-W23 Lecture (Andersson)