- Learn the foundation of visual non-fiction storytelling.
- Develop underlying skills necessary for documentary production: producing, research, story development, interviewing, writing, cinematography, sound recording and editing.
- Learn the fundamentals of digital video shooting, sound recording and editing.
- Study the stylistic range of the documentary genre with a focus on film language, techniques, aesthetics, structure and other elements of cinematic storytelling.
- An awareness and appreciation of others in their community. Self-awareness of the value, gifts talents that each student has, that can be used to serve and bless the community around them in a fulfilling and enjoyable way.
- An enjoyable week of bonding and connecting with fellow students and staff.
- Authentic experience for students to have in the world of documentary film making.
- Students will also watch acclaimed documentaries about different social issues to cultivate awareness about the world around them.
- A portfolio of work, and experience that can assist students with future job search in the film and media industry.
Example Projects from Film and Media week with YCIS in 2017:
Group 1 – The Real 1s
Group 2 – The 25 Year Smile
Group 3 – Eye to Eye with Mr. Chapman
Group 4 – Over
Day 1 | Introduction – What is documentary filmmaking: Storytelling, Roles and Responsibilities, Project Scope
Day 2 | Pre-Production – Get to know the characters, Shot List, Location Scouting, Story Development.
Day 3 | Production – Filming, B-Rolls, Behind the Scenes Photography, Copywriting for the Website, Footage sorting
Day 4 | Post Production – Editing, Website Building, Journaling
Day 5 | Post Production / Screening – Film Festival Presentation, Sharing