Filmmaking: Visions of Social Justice

Open—Fall

In this course, students will collaborate with local nonprofit organizations to produce a 3- to 5-minute film that will be a portrait of the organization and speak to its cause. The projects are a combination of advertising and research, providing valuable content for under-represented and marginalized communities. The class will work in teams to produce their films and, ultimately, deliver material to our partner organizations to be used online. Local travel is involved, along with many shoots in neighborhoods that our partners serve. Students will be encouraged to think beyond a traditional nonfiction short film and explore all forms of brand content that may include animation, high-concept advertising, the integration of media platforms, and other forms of social engagement.