UC Documentary Skills
Methods and Approaches
Instructors and Mentors in Film Exercises: Attila Kékesi, Dorottya Zurbó, Manuel F. Contreras
Lecturers and Advisers: László Hargittai (Editing), Francisco Gózon (Cinematography)
The aim of the course is to improve students’ knowledge on different filmmaking methods and approaches, from emphasizing visual storytelling in observational documentary to creative explorations within the genre as in experimental, reflexive or self-reflexive documentaries.
Practical tasks are carried out in pairs, focusing on the importance of finding a clear artistic point of view and develop a sophisticated visual thinking. Students are encouraged to challenge the conventional practice of observational documentary by finding alternative ways to express the correlation between the filmmaker and his/her observed reality.
Furthermore, this course aims at providing students with advanced knowledge on techniques and aesthetics in the fields of cinematography and editing.
Classes are organized in lectures, film screenings, practical tasks, group and individual consultations, feedback and discussion.