Crew For Documentary Films, India
Documentary film shooting in Delhi, NCR is not a new thing however; the crew for documentary films in India have to be ready for the Unknown. As a documentary film maker in India, you should be able and ready to capture the relevant details of your story as it unfolds in an unpredictable manner. A documentary film shooting crew in Delhi NCR will need to work with an idea that every team member believes in. As a filmmaker, you should be able to control the chaos in your job. Also, you should have full grasp of the whole process that are involved in the filmmaking process. You will hardly function effectively as a crew for documentary films in India if you do not understand this.
Before we delve fully into talking about creating documentaries, let’s talk about the ideal members you will need in a documentary film crew in India in order to execute a documentary idea successfully.
For a documentary film shooting crew in Delhi NCR, the director is seen as the one producing the film. While some documentary film crew in India will have a producer and a director, some simply have a director and an assistant director. The assistant director will assist the director and see to it that that everyone on board
the set is always on track.
Camera and lighting:
The Director of Photography heads the camera and lighting department for a documentary film shooting in Delhi, NCR. The Director of Photography is meant to collaborate with the Director and works closely with him to come up with the perfect story board as well as shot list. This is to avoid error with shots when the crew finally delves
fully into production. For a crew for documentary films in India, the Director can as well act as the Director of Photography. Also, a documentary film shooting in Delhi, NCR that is running on low budget might require the Director of Photography to act as the both the Grip and as the Gaffer.
Here is the trailor to a documentary we shot in Varanasi.
Some documentary film crew in India require that you have two Sound Technicians or more on set. One of the Sound Technicians should be the Boom Operator while another should be the Sound Mixer who will be responsible for keeping track of all the sounds that have been recorded using the microphone while on set.
In most cases, an Editor will be required as the Director may not be able to edit the documentary himself. It is important that you hire an efficient, skilled and experienced editor as this person will be responsible for making sure that the vision and tone of the film are in line with what the director and producer wants.
Those outlined above are majorly the crew members needed for documentary film shooting in Delhi NCR. However, for a standard crew for documentary films in India, you will need other crewmembers on board such as the Visual Effects Editor (to carry out special editing of effects), the Foley Artist, the Re-recording Mixer (to finalize your audio track) and a Composer (just in case you want your own song and tone to be composed for you). We all love the sound of music in a video background however; it may be difficult to purchase the
rights to a pre-recorded music especially for a documentary film shooting that is running on low budget.