Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2020  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog
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TVRA 210 - Audio Documentary

(R only)

The art of storytelling using research and audio technology. Students employ qualitative methods of documenting an event or investigating an issue and develop interviewing skills along with sound recording and field production techniques. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in TVRA 125  or consent of department. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Describe both verbally and in writing the different genre of documentaries, as well as the general history of documentaries and the ethical concerns that documentary producers face.
  • The student’s final project exhibits an understanding of the ethical implications of a published documentary.
  • Solve technical and logistical problems through planning and preparation to successfully meet production deadlines using industry standard equipment.
  • Write an organized and compelling proposal for a documentary that explains the topic, target audience, methods, projected time-table, budget and equipment.
  • Document research and pre-production planning to include scripting, scheduling, arranging interviews, obtaining archival sound and location recording as well as delivery and archiving methods.

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