Documentary and Filmmaking Courses
In Writers House, our "Digital Storytelling" course approaches filmmaking as creative writing. This class includes the study of film language, grammar and narrative structure with focus on visual composition, placement of dialogue, and editing to assemble a dramatic story for the screen. Our "Documentary Filmmaking for Writers" course allows student the unique opportunity to create character driven, non-fiction stories through the organization of videotaped interviews and supporting visuals that can include a mixture of original and archival footage. Recorded materials (images, sounds and dialogue) from the real world become the 'words' our documentarians use to build their dramatic narratives.
"Digital Storytelling" and "Documentary Filmmaking for Writers" are the gateway courses to the SAS/Mason Gross film certificate program: http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu/content/rutgers-center-digital-filmmaking