HOW-TO GUIDE

Download guides below for help getting started with film-making!
You may download the complete guide, or individual chapters below. Be sure to grab the templates and samples too!

 

DEVELOPMENT

Development typically involves coming up with a concept and developing your story idea, writing a script, developing a budget, securing financing, and assembling a team.

PRE-PRODUCTION

In the pre-production phase all schedules are created in consultation with the director and producer.

PRODUCTION

Production phase consists of the live filming of the project.

POST-PRODUCTION

Post-production includes reviewing footage, editing video and audio, adding titles and credits, and so on.

Upcoming Events
 
  • Thu, Mar 04
    Online Workshop
    Mar 04, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    Online Workshop
    Are you a student ages 10-18 (or a teacher of students) interested in making films about water for the Let's Talk About Water Youth Prize?
  • Thu, Mar 11
    Online Workshop
    Mar 11, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Online Workshop
    Calling all researchers, hydrologists, and PIs! Are you wondering how you can share your research story in a compelling way? Join us!

RECORDED WORKSHOPS

Our January 14, 2021 Shoot a Short Workshop focused on many elements of film creation with a focus on using a phone or tablet. As many schools have access to phones or tablets, this workshop is a great resource for teachers and kids looking to get into filmmaking. 

 

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

HARVEST
RAINWATER

Install rain barrels to harvest rainwater and use it on lawns

HONOUR WATER

Learn and respect the indigenous cultural value of water

WORK IN WATER SCIENCE

Educate and start a career in water science

TALK ABOUT
WATER

Advocate for water sustainability, sanitation and hygiene messages

PLANT
TREES

Have frequent sapling plantation drives

 
 

FILM EXAMPLES

RAINWATER HARVESTING

Director: Pushpam Singh
Year: 2007
Length: 1.5 minutes
Country: India

Distributor: Center for Science and Environment

This video is about how water harvesting is important to do when whole India is facing water scarcity.

CARPA DIEM

Director: Sergio Canella
Year: 2007
Length: 2 minutes
Country: Italy

Contact: info@sergiocannella.it

“Carpa Diem” wishes to shake consciences with a surrealistic approach by dealing with the phenomenon of wasting resources, in particular the most precious one: water. A small daily gesture which, multiplied by billions of people, could contribute to the saving of this precious resource, not only for human beings but for the planet itself.

WE ARE ALL CONNECTED

Director: Mato Atom
Year: 2011
Length: 1 minute
Country: Mexico

Contact: FilmTecknarna

A brilliant idea finds a comfortable home in a beautifully crafted spot, brought to you by Mato Atom. This work doesn’t require any comments, as its subtle simplicity speaks for itself. 

NEER

Directors: Karthik Nagarajan
Year: 2012
Length: 1:45 minutes
Country: India

Contact: Motion Pictures 2012

SAVE WATER, SAVE LIFE

National award nominee under social awareness short film.

A Motion Pictures 2012 Production

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