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  1. Week 17: What is non-fiction media? 10 items
    In this week, we will learn about what non-fiction media is, and is not, and will explore ways of categorising it using different types of documentary films as an example.
    1. Documentary film: a very short introduction - Chapter One: Defining the documentary - Patricia Aufderheide c2007 (electronic resource)

      Chapter Essential reading Please read chapter one, pp. 1-25.

    2. New documentary: a critical introduction - Stella Bruzzi 2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading Read the introduction chapter, pp. 0-7.

    3. Introduction to documentary - Bill Nichols 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading Please read chapter one, pp. 1-41.

    4. Introduction to documentary - Bill Nichols 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading Please read chapter six, pp. 142-171.

    5. Introduction to documentary - Bill Nichols 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading Please read chapter seven, pp. 172-211.

    6. Interactive documentary: setting the field - Judith Aston, Sandra Gaudenzi 01/06/2012

      Article Recommended reading

    7. Documentary as a statement: defining old genre in a new age - Nathan Smith, Jenny Rock 02/01/2014

      Article Recommended reading

    8. Modes of interactivity: analysing the webdoc - Kate Nash 01/03/2012

      Article Recommended reading

  2. Week 18: Visualising the Documentary 4 items
    In this week, we will discuss the theory and practice of the visual aspects of your documentary.
    1. Directing the documentary - Chapter five: story elements and film grammar - Michael Rabiger 2014

      Chapter Essential reading Please read chapter five, pp. 75-94

    2. Directing: film techniques and aesthetics - Chapter five: The frame and the shot - Michael Rabiger, Mick Hurbis-Cherrier 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading Please read chapter five, pp. 155-164.

    3. Documentary storytelling: creative nonfiction on screen - Sheila Curran Bernard 2016

      Book Recommended reading Please read chapter eleven, pp. 173-186.

    4. Documentary in practice: filmmakers and production choices - Jane Chapman 2007

      Book Recommended reading Please read chapter 4, pp. 80-109.

  3. Week 19: Sound and the Documentary Film 3 items
    This week will we learn about the theory and practice behind the use of sound in documentary filmmaking, and apply this in a series of practical examples.
    1. Directing the documentary - Chapter ten: Capturing sound - Michael Rabiger 2014

      Chapter Essential reading Please read chapter ten, pp. 141-160

    2. Documentary in practice: filmmakers and production choices

      Chapter Recommended reading Please read chapter 4, pp. 80-109, Shooting and collecting.

    3. The technique of film editing - Chapter eleven: The documentary and the use of sound - Karel Reisz, Gavin Millar, Thorold Dickinson, British Film Academy c2010

      Book Recommended reading Please read chapter eleven, pp. 135-140.

  4. Week 22: Interviews and Ethics 8 items
    This week we will explore some of the key ethical considerations faced by a documentary filmmaker.
    1. Introduction to documentary - Bill Nichols 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading Please read chapter two, pp. 42-66.

    2. Directing the documentary - Chapter 31: Conducting and shooting interviews - Michael Rabiger 2014

      Chapter Essential reading Please read chapter 31, pp. 449-468.

    3. Issues in contemporary documentary

      Chapter Essential reading Please read chapter 8, pp. 156-177, Ethics: shifting boundaries

  5. Week 23: Lighting for Documentary 2 items
    In this week, we will explore the principles of lighting for documentary filmmaking.
    1. Directing the documentary - Chapter Eleven: Lighting - Michael Rabiger 2014

      Chapter Essential reading Please read chapter eleven, pp. 161-172.

  6. Weeks 20, 24 & 25: Editing for Documentary 4 items
    In these three weeks, you will learn the theory and practice of how to edit documentary films.
    1. The technique of film and video editing: history, theory, and practice - Chapter 24: Documentary - Ken Dancyger c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading Please read chapter 24, pp. 327-340.

    2. The technique of film editing - Chapter eight: Imaginative documentary - Karel Reisz, Gavin Millar, Thorold Dickinson, British Film Academy c2010

      Book Recommended reading Please read chapter eight, pp. 107-126.

    3. The technique of film editing - Chapter nine: the documentary film of ideas - Karel Reisz, Gavin Millar, Thorold Dickinson, British Film Academy c2010

      Book Recommended reading Please read chapter nine, pp. 127-134.

    4. Documentary in practice: filmmakers and production choices - Chapter five: Shaping and editing - Jane Chapman 2007

      Book Recommended reading Please read chapter five, pp. 110-140.

  7. Week 26: Preparing your critical analysis 1 item
    The final lecture reviews some of the key themes covered in the module and asks the question; how can we write about documentary film?
    1. Introduction to documentary - Bill Nichols 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading Please read chapter nine, pp. 253-271.

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