Documentary training

Jun 06, 2018 Written by Megha Bhadola Documentary film making Institutes


Documentary training


The educational objectives of Documentary training is to teach students the art and craft of Documentary Filmmaking and to instruct students through a strict regimen consisting of lectures, seminars, hands-on workshops, and supervised editing to excel in the creative art of documentary storytelling


Documentary training goals are to - Gain an understanding of the basics of documentary filmmaking, including the Indian film market, budgeting and funding, Gain pitching skills to successfully promote your documentary idea or completed project, Ability to develop an idea into a treatment, using the research and storytelling tools.


There are various film schools that provide 3 months or 6 months diploma courses in undergraduate and post graduate program, but there are also many crash courses or short term courses that provide Documentary training. Though a longer-term course in comparison to a short-term course is preferable because there you get to have more experience and interaction with professionals of the field.   There are workshops held by the institution for the students where they get to meet big names of the industry, who conduct 3 days workshop or 10 days workshop in colleges. Students are getting more benefited as they get to work under trained faculty as well as industry professional.


Film schools like Craft film school, Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication, Impulse filmmaking workshops are offering students Document Training.

Students during Document training gain real world skills and experience in project planning and development as they learn how to use film to tell a story.

They are placed under same strict time constraints they will encounter in the professional world and thus, teaching them discipline and efficiency of world of documentary filmmaker

This aims is to equip students with artistic and technical knowledge of documentary filmmaking covering a curriculum in core areas: conceptualization, visualization, preproduction, dramaturgy, interviewing techniques, shooting strategies, lighting, camera operation, sound and editing- while giving them the opportunity to gradually develop their creative talent.