Date of Completion
College of Arts and Science Honors
Film and Television Studies
film, documentary, direct, cinema
My project will study and apply the concepts and practices that evolved in the 1960s documentary film movement, Direct Cinema. I will begin my documentary work with 16mm film, a format that preceded the contemporary documentary and was integral to the pioneering filmmakers involved in Direct Cinema. Because of equipment restraints, I’ll use Super 8 film for productions that require more than one camera. Direct Cinema grew out of a desire for increased cinematic realism and was made possible by the development of film and sound equipment necessary to achieve that desire. Through the project, I hope to refine the function of a small documentary crew based on the fundamental ideals of the Direct Cinema movement.
Adams, Zackary Michael, "Performance and Limitation in Direct Cinema" (2016). UVM College of Arts and Sciences College Honors Theses. 27.