Date of Award

8-7-2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.F.A.

Degree Program

Drama and Communications

Department

Drama and Communications

Major Professor

Coleman, Barbara

Second Advisor

Graves, Kevin L.

Third Advisor

Hank, Stephen J.

Abstract

This thesis details the production process of a video documentary that describes the coming out processes of gay men who identify with the Bear subculture of the gay community and some of the conflicts and consequences that they face due to this action. The aim of this production was to portray with dignity and compassion the recorded feelings and personal histories of the subjects interviewed. Chapters are devoted to the development, pre-production, production and post-production phased of this documentary. A detailed script, transcripts, shot list, and other examples and illustrations are included to give a better understanding of the entire production. This thesis also includes other necessary documentation such as a detailed budget and copies of performance releas

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