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DCUL 1285A - Documentary Filmmaking

Type d'enseignement : Workshop

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

Release your creativity through Film making. Discover your own style. Make a short film in a team of five.


LANSON, Delphine (Actress- Director)

Pedagogical format

During the twelve sessions of the course we will complete three short films.(3 to 5mn). After a first class of introduction the class will be divided in three groups. Each group will be working for two to three sessions on the collective writing of a script for a film in the gender of their choice. There will be a constraint of theme that will be decided. We will then proceed to prepare the shoot : casting, location props and costumes. The actors will have to be chosen from the students in the class and each student should at least have a small part in one of the three films. At this point we will also choose the director, set designer, costume designer, editor... for each film. It will be a great opportunity to understand the elements and team members necessary to film making and try out various roles in that respect.

Course validation

Each group will be guided in the shooting of their film throughout the course. The course will come to a close with the editing and the screening of the films. Work of preparation and post production (specifically the editing) will be required from the students outside the class. Every Step of the process will be supervised and we will use scenes from various films to feed our imagination and analyse the strenghth of an image in terms of story telling.


Presentation in front of the camera Various written assignments A public debate with a contest

Required reading

Each student is invited to choose one of his favourite scenes in a film and bring it to class