Regular Student: $270.00
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)
Jim Haverkamp is an award-winning filmmaker and editor based in Durham. He received a filmmaking fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council in 2000, and his
credits include co-directing the short films Armor of God, Willow Garden, and Hot Dog Man: A Case Study. Haverkamp has also worked as an editor on several feature documentaries, including Monster Road, Doubletime, and Hearts & Mines. He has served on the selection committee and awards juries of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and he is co-organizer of Durham’s Strange Beauty Film Festival.
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.