Documentary Filmmaking 101
A candid discussion on my experience in creating a feature length documentary that is still in post-production.
Documentary films are an amazing way to shed light on a subject during moment in time. I am in the middle of post production in a documentary film that features me performing stand up comedy in India and highlighting the nascent Indian comedy scene. The movie is set to release mid 2016. The discussion would highlight several elements of film production, including crowdsourcing the funding, building the appropriate team, equipment, logistics and all elements of pre & post production, including distribution options. The process has revealed several pitfalls and wonderful surprises. I would like to share my learnings with the attendees of the Goa Project.
Basic performance settup: stage & audio
Tushar Singh a stand up comedian based out of Los Angeles, CA. Since starting in New York in 2005, he has performed at various clubs, colleges, festivals and private shows across the country. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2012, Tushar co-created Unnecessary Evil – a weekly stand up comedy showcase at the Westside Comedy Theatre in Santa Monica. The show was hailed as one of the “10 Best New Stand-Up Shows in L.A.” by LA Weekly (http://www.laweekly.com/arts/10-best-new-stand-up-shows-in-la-5907676). In May of 2015 he was featured on the Fox television show “Laughs” with a performance at the Hollywood Laugh Factory. He is also the subject of feature length documentary called American Hasi that explores the emerging stand up comedy scene in India. The movie is set to release in 2016.