Timal Tourism Development Nepal is looking for volunteers to research, write, and produce a documentary film about ‘Children in rural areas of Nepal’. The main root cause behind the poor status of Nepalese children is poverty. Children in the more remote areas of Nepal are especially disadvantaged. The film will show how their future depends upon building an economy based on the foundations of high quality, universal education. This is an opportunity to explore an important aspect of life in Nepal and to contribute to a positive solution.
Nepal has many social problems that promote the poor status of children. As a developing country of South Asia, Nepal’s population growth rate is high and the proportion of children in the population is high too.
The UNICEF reports says that more then 50,000 children die annually in Nepal with malnutrition as the underlying cause in more then 60 % of those deaths. It also says that half the children in Nepal are underweight, the literacy rate for 15-24 year olds is 81 for males and 60 for females, and that 31% of children aged 5-14 are involved in some sort of child labor
Volunteers for program must:
- Be 18 years or older
- Have no major health problems
- Some related knowledge on documentary film making
- Be eligible to obtain a tourist visa to Nepal
- General knowledge of English Language
- Flexible, commitment and adjustable
- Priority is given to those who have Video Camera and Technical Equipements
- Program fee: Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern/Participation : If you are a student seeking academic credit or interested to learn about documentry film making, join documentary film making project.
- Be 18 years or older.
- Have no major health problems.
- Be eligible to obtain a tourist visa to Nepal.
- General knowledge of English Language.
- Flexible, commitment and adjustable.
Resources for Volunteers
Resources for documentary film making VolunteersBecome familiar with technical equipment. Beg, borrow, steal equipment like DV cameras, final cut pro editing systems, cheap mics, flood lights. Experiment with lighting setups, audio recording, splicing clips together. Read filmmaking forums like IndieTalk to get sound technical advice from experienced filmmakers.Choose a subject that you find fascinating and is accessible to you. Choosing a subject that is compelling & timely will result in a strong and relevant film. It is often better to focus on a local personality or local event so that you will have access to loads of resources for your film. Besides, it’s much simpler & cheaper to shoot at home than abroad.Become an expert on your chosen subject through research. Research your subject as thoroughly as possible. Gain knowledge through the internet, books, and word of mouth. Attend events pertaining to your chosen subject.Create a structure/outline for your film through visualization. Close your eyes and imagine how you would like the final product to look. Think about how you want to structure your film. What do you want to start with? How are you going to build your film? Write down your ideas. This will give you a blueprint for shooting. But remember that in documentary filmmaking, unlike fictional filmmaking, the footage informs the final structure of the film. Your initial written outline exists to serve as a guideline for shooting.Analyze your wants/needs for making the film. Make a wishlist of any people, locations, items, equipment you WISH you could have for your film. Cross-reference this list with any people, locations, items and equipment that you do have access to. Ask people. Check with local art centers, film departments at universities and colleges. Talk to the local film office. If you still can’t find it then go to Myspace or Craigslist and see if you know someone who knows someone who can help fulfill some of the items on your wishlist. If you are looking for footage, check with stock libraries for material that is in the public domain and free to use.Find finances for your film. Use Google or check with your local film office to find out what existing documentary funding programs are available to you. For example, the International Documentary Association has a great list of grants you can apply for. Hold fundraising events. Other options are to apply for credit cards, borrow from Ma & Pop or donate yourself to a pharmaceutical company and become a lab rat like Robert Rodriguez did.Shoot! Don’t talk about doing it – get out there and shoot your film. This is the step that differentiates the aspiring filmmakers from the actual filmmakers.Post-production. Fast forward through all of your footage, and take printable screenshots of key scenes. This way you simplify the editing process by creating a visual map of your footage. Once this is done you should watch ALL of your footage and create an action log listing timestamps. This will help you to save time in the editing room.Show your film! Upload it to the internet, four-wall it in a theatre, send the cut to distributors/networks to see if they are interested, hit the festival circuit. You can apply to multiple film festivals at once through the website Without a box. If all else fails, invite people to your place to screen. Burn multiple DVDs and get the film into the hands of family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, anyone you know who is in the film industry.
The above costs include the following:
- Airport pick up from Kathmandu Airport
- Transport to and from the village placement to Kathmandu.
- 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu.
- Accommodation and main meals during placement with local family
- Accommodation, food, Nepali Language classes , Sightseeing and
- cultural information classes during the training in Kathmandu
- Donations to support Local Clubs and Schools in the Host Villages
- staff visits to placement.
- Contribution to projects for resource centers, libraries, and
- Sponsors of Orphanage homes heath centers and environmental protection
- To support our Happy Home Children.
- Staff’s salary and skill development training.
- Administration and Government tax
- Special Movie Camera and some other necessary things during volunteering in nepal for making documentary films.
The cost does not include:
- Personal Insurance
- Drinks & Bar Bills
- Visa fees
- Laundry service
- Flights (Domestic and International)
- Trekking, Jungle Safari, Rafting and Adventure Activities.
Note : If the Volunteer having own equipment the above price will reduce.