Documentary Film making
Documentary film is considered as a visual expression that attempts to show reality. It is a medium to communicate message through visuals in a well-knitted real story. A documentary is a piece of art, which is not merely meant for entertainment, but also to convey important messages to the masses.
It enfolds the three tasks of filming, editing and providing script for the documentary. Though it is a team work, one has to be thorough about the aforementioned three aspects of documentary film making, to excel in this field.
Documentary making is a technical job, apart from having the element of creativity. One has to be innovative and requires specialized training. Several courses are conducted to train the aspirants. One can opt to step into the field of documentary film making immediately after completing 10+2 or wait till graduation.
In India, one would be able to find very few institutions that impart training in documentary film-making. However, those institutes that provide training in film-making also give detailed knowledge about documentary film-making. Few of the reputed such institutions in India that offer education in documentary film making are Amrita School of Arts & Sciences (Kerala), Editworks School of Mass Communication (Uttar Pradesh), Asian Academy of Film and Television (Uttar Pradesh), Anhad Institute of Media Studies (Jammu and Kashmir) and Amity School of Journalism and Communication (New Delhi).
Bright career opportunities are waiting for documentary film makers. They can work with several NGOs in order to help them in conveying their thoughts and ideas to masses at large or they can work independently and can earn name, fame and money. This field can even bring international fame to those, whose treatment to the concept is unique. One can work with various television channels like CNN-IBN, National Geographic channel, Discovery, History channel, which showcase documentary to make masses familiar about reality.