The documentary production program launched into year four with a diverse group of aspiring doc makers. Students were quickly immersed in video production fundamentals with in-class assignments shooting their first sequences and two-minute profiles of their colleagues. Next on the doc bootcamp itinearary is the annual location shoot in Ottawa's historic Byward Market. Several students have already been thrown into the baptismal fire of documentary, crewing for a doc on the college support workers' strike and shooting the tar sands action on Parliament Hill in September. Over two semesters of intense hands-on production activity students will be developing and producing short form and long form documentaries on wide-ranging topics from vanishing swans on the Rideau Canal to personal journeys of discovery. Under the guidance and tutelage of a seasoned team of doc instructors the crew of 2012 is headed for documentary adventure and discovery.
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A collection of field notes, interviews, and reviews from Algonquin's Documentary Production Class of 2012