DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that "actuality" film is the original term for a documentary film? We now refer to documentaries for a motion picture documenting real-life happenings. Unlike the majority of films that uses creativity to entertain viewers, docus focus on non-fictional events. Science documentaries are one of the most popular documentary concepts simply because it's fascinating to watch. Science and nature documentaries are often times observational and educational. The main aim of these docus is to be an eye-opener to things people probably don't know yet or give viewers a deeper understanding. Science documentaries like to revisit the past by investigating history. Often times, it also features stories about the future and what it could be for us.
A popular topic for science documentaries is Climate change. An Inconvenient Truth, Chasing Ice, and Before the Flood are one of the most watched documentaries. They feature real-life footages of prevalent climate change phenomena and show viewers what needs to be shown and what needs serious attention. Shooting documentaries are way more difficult than shooting fiction-based films. It takes a lot more time because they don't have any script to follow. They have to do thorough research, observe, get evidence, and wait for the right timing to capture real clips.