Documentary Production Outreach — Nepal

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Program Description

The Nepal program is from June 10th to July 9th, 2017.

Calling all filmmakers interested in making a positive change abroad this summer! Or are you a traveler interested in learning visual storytelling techniques using media? Join us to create a short documentary film in Nepal!

We partner with individuals and organizations who are positively impacting their communities, and make a short documentary about their efforts. Our month-long program involves researching, writing, filming, and editing a video. The finished product will help the organization gain a global audience, volunteers and possibly grants. Once films are finished, there will be a premiere screening in the community.

Each outreach crew will produce its own separate film about a changemaker. There are usually three crews per outreach. A crew consists of a Director, Producer, Cinematographer, and Editor. You may mention which position(s) that you are interested in on your application.

Actuality Media provides professional camera gear and sound equipment to each crew. Your crew may creatively develop art, grip, and lighting tools from items around the city or at Base Camp. Crew members will collaborate on duties as needed. There will also be a Project Coordinator to oversee the post-production workflow including graphics, titles, music, and sound. Adobe Premiere editing software will be available for each crew during editing week.

To get academic credit, please meet with your advisor and contact us.

Highlights

1. Travel somewhere new! During our group excursion and weekends off, you’ll be able to explore and see awesome places.
2. Tell the world about an innovative, creative changemaker going good work.
3. Gain experience in the emerging field of positive media.
4. Learn our method of visual documentary storytelling. You will be able to use this method for future film projects.
5. Learn from a changemaker whose efforts are solving societal problems in the local community.
6. Meet wonderful new people - colleagues you may collaborate with in the future and locals you will remember forever.

What`s Included

Pre-departure materials
Instruction in documentary storytelling and filmmaking
Production and editorial equipment rental Shared lodging in traveler’s hotel or hostel
Two meals each day
Ground transportation in country for production Office and meeting facility use
Group tourist excursion
Production legal documentation
Visa documentation
Access to a translator for production
Travel Health Insurance
One local cell phone for each crew
24/7 emergency assistance
One gear kit per crew for filming

Subjects

Comm. (Radio, TV, & Film), Film, Filmmaking, Media and Cultural Studies, TV and Media Production

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Program Locations

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Program Details

Provider:
Actuality Media
Location
  • Nepal: Kathmandu
School Term:
Summer
Languages:
English
Participants:
WorldWide
Cost:
$3000
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