How do you craft footage into a story—better yet, your story? We’ll analyze documentaries to learn basic editing conventions and study the effects of stylistic choices. Then, through in-class exercises and weekly homework assignments, we will try it out for ourselves. Using Adobe Premiere, students will edit the same supplied footage to create their own take on the “same” story, which they will share with each other in class. (20 hours)Durward Rogers is a filmmaker with an interest in scientific and technical documentaries. He started practicing film photography at the age of nine and has used Photoshop and digital cameras since they were first released. Before earning his Certificate in the Documentary Arts, he spent twenty-five years as a computer graphics engineer, working on such projects as the world’s fastest graphics supercomputer and the original Xbox. He is currently working on a film about climate change.
No prior experience is necessary to take this course, though basic computer skills are required. Some homework assignments may require the use of CDS facilities between classes.
Please bring a USB 2.0 or FireWire hard drive.
Continuing Education, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, 1317 W. Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27705
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