This course introduces students to basic writing and research techniques as they relate to filmmaking and the film business. It acquaints the student with the basics of writing for production. The concentration is on documentary film writing methods and techniques. Methodologies for interviewing as well as subject research will be dealt with in depth. The course will also deal with the basic forms of documents required for production such as proposals, treatments, submissions, and budgets as they pertain to documentary film production. CDMP 126 is equivalent to MPF 424.