Full course description
Instructor Natasha Florentino
Monday, 4/5/21-5/3/21, 6:30pm- 8:30pm plus one hour engagement lab
This workshop will guide students in creating short 5-10 minute documentary films focused on the city. We will examine how history, city politics and urban development affect the interaction between communities and individuals in cities with an emphasis on San Francisco. This workshop will focus on story development and film production, with time dedicated to feedback and critique. Collaboration will be encouraged. We will be taking a look at examples of various documentaries who have successfully tackled issues that often play out in urban environments, like displacement, rapid redevelopment of historic neighborhoods, city politics, the tearing down or building of controversial housing developments or simply the loss of culture and identity in a particular neighborhood. *This is an intermediate level workshop geared towards students who have some film production and editing experience. This workshop is geared towards those students that already have a video camera, microphone, tripod and access to editing software. We will work with whatever you have. There is no need to purchase additional material aside from the camera equipment you already own.
Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device.