Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport

From Field to Screen: Making the Sport Film

This course will explore the sport documentary filmmaking process by viewing a wide range of documentary films and discussing their attributes. Students will produce two documentary projects throughout the semester in teams of three to develop skills in conceptualizing, directing, and editing various styles of documentary films. Students will learn interview techniques), techniques for visualizing and shooting ¿b roll¿ footage, and how to construct narratives and stories through the integration of sound and images. Emphasis will be placed on developing technical proficiencies in hand-held cinematography, location sound recording, and editing. Finally, through screening and discussing a variety of significant sport documentary films, students will learn to define their own personal directorial approach to documentary filmmaking.
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Associated Degrees