This semester long OSUN Network class is a project-based course designed to help introduce students to documentary film technique, and help student teams produce documentaries on local issues. The course offers rich custom produced guides to smart phone filming, interviewing technique, field production and editing, as well as small group mentoring sessions and workshops. It is being offered on four campuses, and can be taken in conjunction with other network courses to make final projects. Teams will receive gear, training, and funds for local filming costs. All films will participate in end-of-semester OSUN wide film festival!
This course can be used to make final projects for OSUN classes such as Human Rights Advocacy, Global Citizenship, Civic Engagement, and Digital Theaters. Students in other classes and majors are encouraged to apply and join. All video projects would need to be approved by each course instructor.
Students from Previous Versions of this course have made amazing films and digital case studies, many of which are now used in OSUN classes or used in social media campaigns by NGO’s and other organizations.
Each campus participating will have local hands-on training and mentoring with our local instructor teams, as well as access to international experts and guest speakers.
It is expected that all students will have their own smartphones, and ideally their own laptops. Editing is also available at various campuses. Smart phone stabilizers, lights and microphones will be provided, as will access to editing software and support.
Thursdays 8:30am - 9:40am EST we will have live sessions on zoom connecting students across campuses. Local teams will also meet for weekly labs and hands-on trainings with gear and editing equipment (see local campuses for schedule), with support and mentoring by local “OSUN Digital Fellows”.
Students will work in groups of 3-4 students each on semester-long documentary projects in their local area, and will receive limited financial support for local production costs. All films will be featured in the end-of-semester OSUN film festival!
Registration for this 4 Bard Credit / 8 ECTS Credits Course open to all Bard and OSUN affiliated students! Here are links for sign up at each school:
We can help you register if you are having issues by filling in the form below! We'd also love to know more about your interests and experience with media so we can make sure you get the most out of the class!