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This course introduces practical, technical and theoretical issues in non-fiction filmmaking. Students will be exposed to difference modes of documentary representation and the appropriate usage for each style. Students will learn to produce documentary films on any socially relevant topic. They will also learn the dynamics of documentary film production such as identifying topics, doing research, writing proposal, scripts, film shooting and editing. Student is expected to make a documentary film for duration of about 15 minutes.


Course Outcome:

CO1: To make the students familiar with the pre-production techniques involved in documentary    programme production. 

CO2: To develop an understanding of the different shooting techniques followed for different genres of documentary films.

CO3: The students will be able to understand types of documentary films and their purposes.

CO4: The students will know the basic of editing.

CO5: The students will be able to take a documentary with aesthetic features.


Unit I Developing an Idea 15

Selection of topic – Research – Collection of Data  

Unit II Structuring a Documentary 20

Script Writing – Two types of Script – Pre Script –Post Script

Unit III           Directing a Documentary

Documentary Narration – Way of Telling – Interview – Docu Drama

Unit IV Editing

Logging the footage – Rewriting the script – Writing the narration, – Offline/ online editing – Audio mixing 

Unit V       Feedback & Evaluation

Feedback – Students will show their video to a sample audience and evaluate how far they succeeded in communicating the message. 



Total: 60 Hrs.