2013 Documentary Film Internships
By definition, documentary film is a category of visual expressions that is based on the attempt to 'document' reality. Though "documentary film" is a broad category and originally referred to movies shot on film stock, it has expanded to include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video or made for a television series. This is an exciting field to work in since it constantly delves into the reality element of the issue at hand and can be adventurous at times. During documentary film internship, the interns are involved in all stages of documentary film production, from development through distribution. Interns assist funding research and grant preparation during the initial stages of the production. During production and post-production, they provide support through dubbing, logging, digitizing and assembling dailies, cloning, transcribing interviews and updating scripts. Documentary film internship may also require the interns to provide assistance on film shoots, take camera notes, and help set-up and breakdown equipment. In the final stage, interns assist in marketing and promotion work.