Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Studio Art 298. Experimental Courses

Documentary Storytelling

With the spread of online video, short form documentaries have emerged as a powerful and popular form of filmmaking. Documentary Storytelling is an introduction to the fundamentals of video production with a focus on non-fiction storytelling. Students will engage in the process of developing and researching original stories, learning practical skills to professionally shoot and edit their ideas, and explore a variety of documentary modes, such as experimental, observational, filmmaker-as-character, and the “video essay”. They will use these skills and knowledge to develop two original short documentaries over the course of the semester.