Course Info

DOC 412: Editing the Documentary

Due to COVID-19, Spring in-class sections will be conducted online. Please contact your instructor for more information.

Editing the Documentary will expose students to the specialized post production workflow of documentary film. Utilizing a workshop atmosphere in combination with lectures and projects, students will gain an appreciation of the art and craft of documentary film editing. (FORMERLY DC 451) This course will cover an overview of current documentary trends and styles, explore various workflows to find the story in documentary footage, the ethical role of editor in shaping the stories of real people and events, how to apply the visual language of fiction to documentary film, use of archival media in a contemporary way, how to structure story scene to scene and where to start and end the story.

Fall 2020-2021

Section: 401
Class number: 10767
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: REMOT E0000

Winter 2019-2020

Section: 501
Class number: 25448
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: DPAUL C106C at Loop Campus

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 401
Class number: 16311
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: DPAUL C106C at Loop Campus

Winter 2018-2019

Section: 501
Class number: 26762
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00922 at Loop Campus

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 701
Class number: 16715
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: DPAUL C106C at Loop Campus