Core courses in directing, producing, editing, visionary journalism, cinematography and sound will be taught by some of the most significant filmmakers in documentary today. Additionally, a weekly Process and Style screening and lecture series will welcome yet more voices from the field:
This lecture series is primarily for the MFA SocDoc students, however in this first year we will have a few additional seats in each lecture for guests. If you would like to be emailed about seats open for the Thursday night lectures (6:30p-9:20p) please firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be placed on an email notice list.
Below are some of our planned lectures for the fall 2009 semester:
Screening of “Crude” at IFC Center
Topic: Are you a Journalist or a Filmmaker? Are the ethical constraints of a filmmaker the same as a journalist? What boundaries, if any, are required in documentary film?
Lecturer: Joe Berlinger
Screening: “Carrier” and ”Circus”
Topic: Who are you more loyal to – the story or your subjects?
Lecturers: Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre
Screening: “I’m Dangerous with Love”
Topic: Flying Solo – The director as a one-person band.
Lecturer: Michel Negroponte
Screening: “Native Land”
Topic: New York Documentary scene from 1931 to 1942
Lecturer: Tom Hurwitz, ASC
Lecturer: D.A. Pennebaker
Topic: Observational film/Cinema Verite – The presence of the filmmaker is felt. Subjectivity and relationship.
Lecturer: Susan Fromke and Muffy Meyer
Topic: In what way do you approach your story – as a journalist or filmmaker?
Lecturer: Yoruba Richen
Screening: “Frontier House”
Topic: Historical Programming
Lecturers: Beth Hoppe and Maro Chermayeff
Topic: Fleshing out a story – from web videos to a winning television program.
Lecturer: Micah Fink
Topic: Archival Research – how to gather archival footage and use it creatively and to the advantage of your story
Lecturer: Amy Schewel
Topic: The Interview – How to prepare; how to do an informal, spontaneous interview. How to think on your feet.
Lecturer: Pamela Yates
Topic: Advocacy Filmmaking
Lecturer: Maryann DeLeo
Topic: How to land an interview with high profile people
Lecturer: Yvette Vega, Senior Producer of Charlie Rose
* Please note that lectures are subject to change without notice.
For more information about our guest lecturers please visit: http://mfasocdoc.sva.edu/faculty_guest/