Short-form documentaries present a host of challenges and a wealth of opportunities for movie makers of all experience levels. Shorts force their makers to sharpen their focus, distill essential details, and experiment with structure in order to tell their stories economically and vividly. Through in-class screenings, discussions, assigned exercises, and a final project, this course will encourage students to explore the fundamentals of visual storytelling. (16 hours/Intermediate-Advanced)
is an award-winning filmmaker and editor based in Durham. His credits include the short films
. Haverkamp has also worked as an editor on several feature documentaries, including
Haverkamp has served on the selection committee and awards juries of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and he is co-organizer of Durham’s
Access to a video camera and editing software are required. All production and editing will take place outside of class.
A $10 materials fee is due at the first class.
Access to a video camera and editing software required. All production and editing will take place outside of class. Please note that the course fee does not include the $100 computer lab fee for students who wish to use the computer lab.