Advanced Field (Canon C100): Documentary Storytelling

This intensive advanced field video production certification course will give students the opportunity to work in a team environment to produce a 4-7-minute mini-documentary based on a theme developed by the media education department. Students will learn how to script, plan, shoot and edit a mini-documentary. Students will also learn composition and image control techniques along with strategies for capturing the best sound in the field. 

Students will use MNN’s Canon C100 and professional audio equipment to produce their documentary. Additional out-of-class hours will be required and students must supply their own Mac-formatted hard drive to store and edit their media.

This course will be held on select Wednesdays and Fridays. There will be a public screening of all mini-documentaries at Manhattan Neighborhood Network and will be scheduled to air on MNN’s cablecast and digital platforms at MNN’s discretion.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will obtain Advanced Field Certification, giving them access to MNN’s C100 Digital Cine camera for their own MNN productions. Certification is based on a demonstrated mastery of the equipment, regular class attendance and the submission of a completed mini-documentary.

Course Fee: $50

Course Duration: 12-Weeks, required out-of-class hours

Session Theme: Advocacy in New York City

Prerequisites for Documentary Storytelling:

IMPORTANT NOTE: See the attached document for detailed information regarding this course and its schedule. Do not register for this course if you do not meet all of the required pre-requisites or will miss scheduled class dates. The course fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. 

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