Advanced Field (Canon C100): Documentary Storytelling

59th St
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to Friday, November 17, 2017 - 9:00pm

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 C-100 and professional audio equipment to produce their documentary. Additional out-of-class hours will be required to complete project and students must supply their own Mac-formatted hard drive to store and edit their media.  


This course will initially be held on Wednesdays and Fridays. Visit to see the upcoming course dates and theme. There will be a culminating event consisting of a public screening of all mini-documentaries at Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Class documentaries will be scheduled to air on MNN’s cablecast and digital platforms at MNN’s discretion.


Upon 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: 10-Weeks, 36 in-class hours, Out-of-class hours vary

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. The course fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. 

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