We Care Documentary Competition – 2018
• Participants are allowed to use footages from films already made by the NGO and still photographs from NGOs only with prior permission from respective NGOs.
• The competition is open to all the MBA First year students (MBA Core and HR).
• Students have to register in teams for this competition. Only one entry is allowed per NGO/Company/Govt. Organization. For NGOs/Companies/Govt. Organizations with more than 10 students, one entry per 10 students is allowed.
• The video should be in .AVI/.MP4/.MPEG/.WMV format. Please ensure that the video is of such quality that it can be played in VLC Player or Windows Media Player through projector.
Film format must have
• 5 seconds of black before title
• Title of the film
• Name of the Subject the film is based on
• Final film
For any additional images, graphics or material you might want to add to enhance your film, kindly use royalty free content.
Language / Subtitles
Participants are free to make the film in any language of their choice provided the film has English subtitles. Subtitles are compulsory for the uploaded version of the films.
Participants are requested to use only royalty free music for the film to avoid any copyright issues. Usage of copyrighted material would restrict us from showcasing the film at various platforms. For royalty free music links, please visit the resources section of the website.
Each finished film should be between 3-5 minutes only in total duration, including titles and credits.
Each film must include titles and credits. Credits are limited to a maximum of 60 seconds. Participants using royalty free music are requested to give credit to the respective artists for the same.
Important to Do’s Deadline
Register yourself/Team 25th February,2018
Submit the documentary 4th March,2018
How to Make a Documentary?
All you need is an idea and a camera
This is the foundation. An idea or concept is the broad message you want to convey through your film and use this concept as the focus of your script, around which you tell the story.
From a professional video camera to simple digital cameras or a mobile, use whatever you have.
Learn more about its features, for instance –white balance, focus, sound on your camera.
If you are using a mobile phone to make a film, ensure you shoot the film in the landscape mode and not portrait.
Normally a device (DSLR/Mobile) captures the sound of the subject properly.
However, if there is a lot of noise in the surroundings you can use normal earphones to record voice/sound of the subject and slap the same on your video during the editing process.
GET TO KNOW YOUR SUBJECT
Have a list of relevant interview questions about your subject. Interact with the people who you are going to make a film on and get know their story-their inspiration, beginning and the journey thereafter.
WRITE YOUR SCRIPT
The hero of a film is its script. A script is a detailed account of story, setting, and dialogues exactly as you wish to see on screen. Break the film into scenes; place them in a sequence as they are to be filmed.
MAKE A STORYBOARD OF YOUR FILM
This will help you to determine the various shots in which you can capture a single scene. Try and cover the subject from various angles and use them judiciously in your film. The point of storyboarding is to communicate your vision of the film to a team who will be working with you. These can include any sketches or photographs of setting, as well as scene breakdowns, types of shot etc., e.g., a wide shot over the shoulder, tracking shot close up, extreme close up, medium wide shot to name a few.