Graduate Liberal Studies Program

Course Description

GLS 592: Doing Documentary Work

Instructor: Lou Buttino

photo of a man using a large movie camera

This course is designed to help students prepare to do documentary work of their own. Students learn about funding, research, writing, interviewing, shooting, and post production through a variety of documentaries done by the instructor. In the past, some students have used the course to begin their master's thesis project.

Some likely texts include:

  • Nichols, Representing Reality
  • Rosenthal, New Challenges for Documentary
  • Nichols, Introduction to Documentary
  • Vaughn, For Documentary

Image is used by courtesy of Greenwich Film Festival.

Last Update: February 7, 2017