Non-Fiction Storytelling

This course will use case studies from multiple mediums to dig into documentary, understand what it is, and learn how an intentional and immersive use of the craft can transform material into an experience for viewers and for yourself. The week illuminates the craft of storytelling applicable to a wide array of non-fiction (e.g. interviews, commercials, industrials, weddings, music videos, fiction, radio, etc.), and includes examples from non-documentary mediums to compare similarities in story structure. Whatever your specialty or interest – shooting, writing, editing, artful interviewing, etc... this course will help students better design your work to fully harness its strengths and make good use of its challenges. Active group discussion and one-on-one time with the teacher are included in this unit as well.