2024 - Spring
Non-Narrated and Archival-based Audio Documentary
Course Number: JOUR-GA 1320.001
Day & Time: Mon | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 20 Cooper Square, Room 700
Instructor: Sarah Kramer
This is an advanced production course that combines the rigor of journalism with the poetry of sound montage. In it, students will learn how to produce powerful documentaries using non-narrated and archival storytelling techniques.
Students will learn to observe, document, and create stories that immerse listeners in people’s lives and histories. We will listen to and analyze non-narrated stories in a variety of forms: Audio Diaries, Historical Documentaries, Experimental Audio Montage, and Personal Stories. Students will produce stories using interviews, scene tape, archival material, and music. There is an emphasis on history, but students will create work in a variety of styles: audio postcard, sound poem, collective storytelling, profile, and a final documentary in the style of their choosing. Through an intensive editing process, these documentaries should be well-crafted and professional enough for publication.
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