Courses Offered

Courses Offered

Film Acting

This course is designed for those who have some theatre experience but little or no film experience. Those with abundant enthusiasm for film art with diverse background are really the ones this institute is looking for. The course will provide an intense learning experience, total immersion in the craft of acting and opportunities to work on actual film scenes and productions. The course curriculum will not only cover the acting techniques in general but also dwell deeper in various styles and methods of acting. The Student learn the nuances of major international acting schools of thought like Stanislavski, Meisner and Chekov.

In addition to these, the student will also learn Natyashastra and selective Indian folk and martial arts. Apart from learning the techniques, the course lays emphasis on enhancement of imagination, creative skills, physical and mental abilities in order to transform the student into a meaningful and a sensitive actor. The student will also have exposure to other branches of film making to further develop a perspective of the film, holistically.

Cinematography

Cinematography is the art and craft of creating motion picture images. Of the most important aspects of cinema, a cinematographer is responsible for the translation of ideas into visuals. This requires a high amount of visual maturity. A cinematographer should be able to add to the Director's ideas in a way that helps the film achieve its intentions. To be able to do this, students of cinematography course go through an intensive practical exposure with opportunity to shoot from still cameras to high‐end professional digital motion picture camera. In addition to the technical & practical inputs, the course emphasizes a great deal on the theoretical aspects and cinema aesthetics. Also, with exposure to film theory and history, the course intends that the graduates of the course have an overall understanding of cinema.

Direction

Film Direction entails the actual making of the film from scratch to screen. A film director begins with an idea and in collaboration with the crew at various levels, gives this initial idea a shape and form to make it into a complete film. Students taking up film direction are given rigorous practical training in the crafts of cinema, making them aware of the various processes. Conceptualizing their projects from idea to screen, they shoot with State of the Art digital video cameras, edit, do sound work on professional digital editing & audio work stations. Students take up several practical exercises to learn different aspects of film making techniques. Apart from the practical inputs for a thorough understanding and grasp of the film form, extensive inputs will be provided in film theory, history and language. Through all these processes, students will be mentored so as to enable them to effectively translate their ideas to cinema.

Editing

This specialization aims to develop student’s understanding of the concepts of editing in film and television. In particular the course is designed to develop the underpinning knowledge and skill required to work in an editing environment and make students familiar with different editing procedures. This course introduces students to the concepts of cinematic time and space. Students are encouraged to explore the possibilities which lie in the footage. It familiarizes the students with the various platforms – whether it is film, magnetic or digital medium and they further learn the practical skills of editing. The emphasis is to develop understanding of the film medium and the role of editing in Film and TV, through regular film screening and analysis,

Sound Recording and Sound Design

Students of Sound Recording & Sound Design course will learn the art and craft of sound recording for media. The learning process is to grasp the art as well as the relevant techniques and the technology.Given the fact that there are 1000 films produced in Hindi and regional languages per year, and more than 150 channels need software on 24 x 7 basis, one can see the need for a large number of trained personnel. This course will enable the student to enter the field of sound recording through a structured program. Learning modes are through class‐rooms, recording exercises, studying the work of film makers, workshops, lectures by invited guest faculties, study tours and finally working as member of the film making team.