Article by Matt Hadley
Filmmaking school is another fad most high school graduates would consider enrolling in. film making is a great pastime and occupation that can give you a stable job. So many industries need film makers to create films such as documents that show how a certain subject goes on their daily lives. Sometimes, the subject is not human. So many film documentaries are about events, culture and even animals. Wildlife films are just one of the many film types being taught in Filmmaking school. Although not a lot of these schools actually offer this, a few actually provide the theoretical concepts behind it and send their students out to shoot animals in the wild as a final project. Job opening for this field would be camera men, directors and staff for organizations such as Discovery Communications and National Geographic.
Wildlife documentaries often follow an animal and show how it normally acts in the wide. Some wildlife documentaries would show how certain species of wild animals live in certain areas such as desserts, the tropics, the arctic and even urbanized areas where their natural habitat have been developed and they are forced to live together with human. The goal of a wildlife documentary is to show how these animals are supposed to live and that sometimes, human intervention has caused them to change their ways. These documentaries are meant to be educational and it should give an impact to the viewer that we need to take care of the environment and all the living creatures. They also can serve dual purpose in spreading awareness of the devastation that is occurring in areas where these animals are living.
Few film makers actually follow the path of a wildlife documentary filmmaker. There are dangers in taking footage of animals in the wide, especially with ones who have reputations of being aggressive. There are precautions to remember, such as not to get to close to the animal and using the right gear. a wildlife documentary film maker should also have a solid background on the animals since this is a big help when you want to take a footage of them. For example, some animals only come out at night or can only be found in certain areas in the world. But besides the danger, it’s a very rewarding experience to know that the viewers will understand the animal more since they have seen it in its natural behavior. If you are interested in wildlife film making, try to get formal training at filmmaking school and then get a job in the industry as a cameraman or director for wildlife programs.
Wildlife films are just one of the many film types being taught in Filmmaking school.
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Question by ineedhelp: How is a director’s point of view expressed in documentary filmmaking since there’s no rehearsed script?
Answer by jasonicus
Its not. Thats the point of a documentary.
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