Course Details

Title Cross Cultural Documentary Research & Production in Korea
Field of Study Media
Professor hanyang (
Type Academic course
Delivery Method Offline (100% offline course):
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Course code ISS1003
Course number 18060

A production and research class that explores a wide variety of styles and
approaches to the documentary production, creating knowledge base students can
draw on in the production of a short documentary on a topic of their choice
through cross cultural exp erience.


On completion of this course, the students will have intensively engaged in the
study and practice of nonfiction filmmaking and will possess a wide ranging set of
skills and aesthetic capabilities in the pre production, production and post
product ion aspects of the documentary. Students will have a full knowledge of
documentary construction, research, planning, and production techniques.
Students will be able to examine the ethical, creative and collaborative relationship
between filmmakers and s ubjects from other than their own cultures in a creative
Research oriented students will foster their research skills through managing
production schedules, locating and confirming interviews, presenting their subjects
and story ideas to their classm ates and collaborating with production
students/Korean national students. Research students will also coherently organize
their subject material in a formal report (length at instructor’s discretion). The final
outcome of this project for all students will focus on collaboration skills and
management skills while using and challenging the academics and perspectives
that they have acquired in their education.


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pack entitled: Cross Cultural Documentary Production Study Guide

Lesson Plan
Class 1: Intro duction to the course Defining Documentary Idea conception & Storytelling
Class 2: Different styles of documentary Cross cultural documentary production Preproduction process for documentary production
Class 3: Video camera and editing workshop Digital cinem atography and other equipment
Class 4: Cinematic space and composition Directing and producing documentary: Aesthetic principles and production coordination
Class 5: Group presentation and discussion
Class 6: Constructing the space: B roll Documentary s hooting and methods of coverage Shooting under available light Interview lighting demo & use of the lavalier microphone
Class 7: Conducting interviews "Casting" a documentary: character/story Screening of natural sound pieces and discussion
Class 8: Screening of edited natural sound pieces and discussion The sound of documentary: building the audio track
Class 9: Screening of edited interviews and discussion Documentary narrative, choices of methodologies Narration issues, direct cinema, i nterviews etc.
Class 10: Post production: Nonlinear editing Documentary editing process “Peeling the onion”: Getting to the core of the narrative
Class 11: Footage screening and discussion Getting the coverage, re shoots, and flexibility
Class 12: Editing lab session (Individual discussion with instructor)
Class 13: Rough cut screening and discussion The documentary market, grants, distribution
Class 14: Rough cut screening and discussion
Class 15: Fine cut screening and discussion Group Member’s Evaluation (SELF & PEER EVALUATION)
Last Updated November 1, 2021
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