DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING – CCSU
Identifying areas of interest, casting, filming and ensuring trust of participants are difficult skills to achieve.
To prepare, CCSU Digital Film students engage in a range of theoretical, technical and artistic courses. Additionally, individual mentorship in storytelling and production are provided to further develop their skills. Building upon the foundational filmmaking courses, Documentary Filmmaking explores truthful human behavior, character-driven stories, tactics and obstacles in non-controllable filming situations.
After receiving her BFA in Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College, Emily had big dreams. Instead of living them, she returned home to the suburbs of Connecticut and enrolled in CCSU for Filmmaking…, but dreams don’t just die…they take different paths.
Beginning with no experience, through guided workshops and practice, Film students build and advance their skills in observation, aesthetics, coverage, critical thinking and story-telling techniques. The work can be transformative. Normally within one year of training, Film students are regularly commissioned to produce films and commercials, while also developing of their own work, training and production initiatives.