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ABOUT THIS MODULE

As a documentarian, you have a responsibility to both your subject and your audience.  Hundreds, thousands, even millions of people may see your movie, and the choices you make will have an effect on each and every one of those people. For this reason, it is important to know your own ethical boundaries and always conduct yourself with journalistic integrity.
 
In this module you will learn the difference between a subjective and objective approach to filmmaking, how to recognize bias, how to balance your own ethics and feelings in difficult situations, and ethical guidelines both in the field and in the editing room.
 
Know the guidelines to maintain a clear, unbiased approach so you remain truthful to both your subjects and the audience.
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 21:37 video that explores the filmmaker's responsibility to ethics and objectivity
  • Illustrated companion guide

LEARN

  • The difference between objective and subjective cinema
  • How to maintain journalistic integrity as a documentarian
  • About bias and how it influences the project
  • Ethics in the field
  • Ethics in the editing room

 

It was a very well thought out video and I love the attention to detail and the fact that the subject matter focused on the
aesthetic and storytelling aspects of editing.
 
   - Cedric Pounds, Chabot College
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