Backpack Documentary (3)
Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate
(FM) This course reflects the transformation in visual storytelling made possible by technological advances. It is built on the premise that a properly trained practitioner can tell powerful character-driven stories using hand-held cameras for more intimate, more immediate communication than with conventional camera and crew. It includes the tools and techniques used by journalists and documentary filmmakers for effective backpack journalism. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: minimum 2.5 GPA.