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Filmmaking Across Continents

​​​​​​Project Summary​:

In this GLE project students from DePaul's School of Cinematic Arts worked work with students from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs  to create short non-fiction films. Production teams of 6 students (3 from each school) collaborated to create chapters within one or two films that complimented each other thematically. Students worked collaboratively with their international counterparts to ideate together, create a production plan for each unit, share and integrate footage from each country to create a film. The students took on crew roles of Director/Editor, Cinematographer, and/or Sound Recordist to work cohesively as a unit. 

​Project​ Length:

  • 7 Weeks

​Technology Tools Used:

  • Google Drive
  • Slack
  • Vimeo Pro
  • WhatsApp
  • Adobe Premiere

Interaction Mode:

  • Synchronous
  • Asynchronous

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students analyzed and demonstrated the ethical dimensions inherent in representing the ​other individuals, cultures or lifestyles.
  • Students collaborated and engaged with filmmakers from another country, remotely, to tell a unified or complimentary story. 
  • Students planned and executed a visually compelling film that integrated non-fiction footage from two countries.
  • Students used their new understanding of international / long-distance production processes to make decisions and solve problems related to the project assigned.
  • Students gave and received feedback on their creative work, synthesizing theory and practice. 
  • Students demonstrated how subject, form and voice reflected their personal choices.
  • Students designed proposals for a documentary emphasizing their approach.

Faculty Feedback:

"Making a documentary is not easy. Making a documentary in 7 weeks with filmmakers in three different countries who you have never met, about a topic that you all had to agree on, while learning about a new culture, an​d make it emotional is amazing."  ~ Anuradha Rana

Anuradha Rana

Anuradha Rana

Institution: DePaul University
Discipline: Documentary Film 
Course name: Advanced Topics in Documentary (crosslisted with) Project Bluelight

Nino Orjonokidze

faculty name

Institution: Georgian Institute of Public affairs
Discipline: Journalism
Course name: Documentary Filmmaking 

Partner Institutions

DePaul University
Chicago, IL, United States


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