Universität Wien FIND

080005 VU B620 Society: Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking: Theory and Practice (2019W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Hauptsprache Englisch

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max. 50 participants
Language: German, English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 14.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 21.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 28.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 04.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 11.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 18.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 25.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 09.12. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 09.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 20.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 20.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 27.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 27.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims to introduce the modes of representations in documentary filmmaking and to concentrate on the audio-visual examination of different socio-cultural structures such as gender and immigration-related issues, economic and political conflicts, post-colonialist and racial interrogations through selected films. However, it is not an introductory course to documentary filmmaking in a traditional and chronological sense but it is an introduction to the subjective documentary. The autobiographical documentary will be the focus of this class as a quest of new representation techniques to examine the relationship between the personal and the cultural, and as the transformation of the dominant ideologies. The subcategories of first-person filmmaking such as diary film, essay film, experimental ethnography will be exemplified and discussed with a selected film. Furthermore, auto-ethnography as a self-reflexive method will be analysed not only theoretically but also will be performed by the students. The practical side of the course focuses on teaching how to produce a short digital documentary film from pre-production to post-production. Students are expected to read the given texts and watch the provided films beforehand and to actively discuss them in the classroom. At the end, groups of students will conduct short documentary films that question the culturally constructed realities in our given Western society.

Wichtig: Die Lehrveranstaltung wird Exkursionen beinhalten und deshalb nicht ausschließlich am angegebenen Termin stattfinden.

There will be a brainstorming session held by the tutor Sarah Anna Bergbauer on 05.11.2019 at 12.45-14.15 to discuss the proposals for documentary films.

Assessment and permitted materials

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung mit Anwesenheitspflicht (zweimaliges Fehlen erlaubt).

Groups of students will create short documentary films as an end
product of this course.

* 10 points for presentation of a text+film
* 10 points for developing a written documentary project
* 15 points for active participation in discussions
* 15 points for exercises
* 50 points for the short documentary film production

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Für den erfolgreichen Abschluss der LV sind zumindest 50 von 100 möglichen Punkten zu erreichen.
Notenskala:
>= 87,5 sehr gut (1)
>= 75 gut (2)
>= 62,5 befriedigend (3)
>= 50 genügend (4)
< 50 nicht genügend (5)

Examination topics

A short documentary film production.

Reading list

Nichols, Bill. Representing Reality: Issues and Concepts in Documentary. Indiana University Press, 1991.

Minh-Ha, Trinh T. “Documentary Is/Not a Name.” October 52 (1990): 77–98. https://doi.org/10.2307/778886.

Rascaroli, Laura. The Personal Camera: Subjective Cinema and the Essay Film. Wallflower Press Book, 2009.

Russell, Catherine. Experimental Ethnography: The Work of Film in the Age of Video. Duke University Press, 1999.

Wagner-Egelhaaf, Martina. Handbook of Autobiography / Autofiction. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, 2019.

Association in the course directory

EC Kulturanalysen des Alltags

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