For over five years, Prakash has taught, inspired and helped hundreds of individuals with a passion for wildlife filmmaking to follow their dreams. Our workshops, delivered firsthand by Prakash, help aspiring wildlife filmmakers, whether professional or hobbyist, to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and gain crucial hands-on experience right in the field and under his diligent tutelage. During these workshops, a strong emphasis is given to storytelling and the production of individual projects. Delving into wildlife filmmaking’s artistic and technical aspects, they afford invaluable insights into Prakash’s hard-earned lessons from the field. Sign up if you’d like to learn how to produce wildlife films that meet broadcast standards or to know what you need to know about the natural history documentaries industry.
Jackson Wild Film Festival – Using Long Lens for Cinematic and Narrative Storytelling
NEWF South Africa – Cinematography
NEWF Rawanda – Cinematography
Indian School of Business – Corporate Filmmaking Workshop
Centre for Wildlife Studies – Wildlife Conservation Filmmaking
Moving Water Film Festival – Impact Storytelling Workshop
Calvin Klein – Corporate Filmmaking Workshop
Toehold – Digital Filmmaking Workshops
Maharastra Forest Department – Drones Training for Conservation
Sony – Art and Science Filmmaking Workshops
Four-day Workshop in Tamara Coorg – 2023 (Mar 9 2023 – Mar 12 2023)
Never has the time been more critical for filmmaking to help make a difference in the natural world. In today’s world, every conservation practitioner should have access to the most powerful tools to help combat the enormous threats posed by species extinction, global warming and environmental destruction. The film is one of these tools. Films can tell powerful stories that change how viewers think, feel, and act. This filmmaking workshop is a complete ‘How to guide on creating impactful films for conservation.
The filmmaking workshop is specifically designed to provide a deeper understanding of the power of storytelling and the strengths of video to communicate about science, nature and conservation with diverse audiences across the world’s evolving media platforms.
At the end of the workshop you will learn to create impactful films with the support of filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer Prakash Matada.
Five-day Workshop in Ranthambhore – 2023 (Dates to be announced)
his workshop by Prakash Matada is a five-day programme for students and professionals who are interested in learning the art of wildlife filmmaking.
It aims to advance ideas, tools, and working methods to address pressing environmental, wildlife and conservation issues through film. The course is open to all.The programme level is ‘beginner’ and has no prerequisite qualifications. The course will mix classroom sessions followed by hands-on application in the field.
The course will enable you to thoroughly learn all significant stages of professional wildlife filmmaking, including story conceptualisation, script development and film crafting for maximal impact, cinematic composition and editing. At the end of the workshop, you can create films that will move your audiences effectively.
The course will be led by Prakash Matada at the Ranthambhore Bagh.
Prakash likes to craft stories about science, culture and wildlife conservation and their intersection that influences opinion and changes behaviour.
Prakash’s experience as a cinematographer includes filming for blue chip landmarks and sync/actuality across some of the most challenging environments.
Prakash teaches the artistic and technical details of wildlife filmmaking in his workshops, sharing the lessons and inspirations gleaned during a decade in the wild.