Spring 2014 - 63435 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Advanced Documentary Production

Making good policy isn't the same as winning over a public audience and getting policy passed.  How do you tell a story visually that can impact public opinion and elected officials.  This course takes a practical approach to these questions, through hands-on work in documentary production, in addition to critical investigations of a variety of contemporary non-fiction forms. Much of the semester revolves around producing a documentary (either individually or in a small group) and completing workshop projects, thus offering experience in project development and conceptualization, camerawork, sound recording, lighting and editing.

This course meets with RTF 343.002 #09010 which is the originating department.

Both the lecture and the lab meet on Wednesdays but in different locations (there is an hour break):

    Class hours: Wednesday,  2-5pm  in CMA 3.116
    Lab hours: Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm in CMB 6.170