Most of us have never made a movie before. Heck, we’ve just about learnt the picture-taking mantra, Rule of Thirds. Technical terms like “jump cut” and “wide-angle shot”, we’ve only heard in Tropic Thunder-esque meta-films.
But, thanks to our Visual Communication class at the Young India Fellowship, by December, our class of ninety-six would have made sixteen short films showcasing the work and lives of various social enterprises and social entrepreneurs.
Our professor, Sanjeev Chatterjee wants us to learn how to tell stories. And social entrepreneurs make excellent story subjects for two reasons. One, they’ve had rich, interesting lives. Two, their stories need to be heard.