Cross Cultural Documentary Production

Hanyang University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cross Cultural Documentary Production

  • Host University

    Hanyang University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    A production and research class that explores a wide variety of styles and approaches to the documentary production, creating knowledge base students can draw on in the production of a short documentary on a topic of their choice through cross-cultural experience.


    On completion of this course, the students will have intensively engaged in the study and practice of nonfiction filmmaking and will possess a wide-ranging set of skills and aesthetic capabilities in the pre-production, production and post-production aspects of the documentary.  Students will have a full knowledge of documentary construction, research, planning, and production techniques.  Students will be able to examine the ethical, creative and collaborative relationship between filmmakers and subjects from other than their own cultures in a creative way.

    Research oriented students will foster their research skills through managing production schedules, locating and confirming interviews, presenting their subjects and story ideas to their classmates and collaborating with production students/Korean national students. Research students will also coherently organize their subject material in a formal report (length at instructor’s discretion). The final outcome of this project for all students will focus on collaboration skills and management skills while using and challenging the academics and perspectives that they have acquired in their education.


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