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Film making course on Sundays in Bangalore

Learn to Film your dreams. Story gram is back in Bangalore!

Here is a basic course flow, the fee structure, duration, venue for the classes, benefits of the course, and the teacher’s profile.

Creative Writing

Since this course deals with fiction films, we would first tap the biggest reservoir of stories: an unblocked storehouse of memories and emotions. We will also understand the structure of the conflict-resolution story, and we shall dip into the Navarasas. The aim of the workshop is to dig out the blocks that hamper the sprouting of the creative juices and fuel the love of writing towards an intense and natural discipline. It will help the beginner as well as the writer who is stuck in the middle of a story, a script, a film. Students will get assignments to work on during the week, and they will be expected to write a short story by the end of the module.

Scriptwriting

The story we have structured in the creative writing workshop, we will stretch out into an audio visual script. We will understand the elements of Scriptwriting: Characterisation, Plot, Structure, Theme, etc.

We shall also be watching world class films and understand how they have been structured and written.
Students will get assignments to work on during the week, which will be reviewed in class. By the end of the course, students will write a short script in the prescribed format.

Acting Workshop

It is only when we our-self get liberated from inhibitions that we can direct others. A theater professional will conduct this workshop, which includes body work, skits, and loads of fun. Most of the times, the short films that we make at the end of the course are enacted by the students themselves.

So students have a great time performing for each other, and this exercise basically serves as a pre-curser for the experience of directing the short film.

Screen Grammar

The various elements of shot-taking: Image Size, Camera Angles, Camera Movements, Lighting, colour coordination, the rule of thirds, the golden points.

Lenses. Depth of Field and Selective Focus. Maintaining continuity, the imaginary line.

Screen grammar is the practical knowledge on which a script is made into a shooting script.

Camera Practicals

Basics of how to use a digital camera will be followed by shooting a twelve shot exercise to apply the rules of screen grammar hands on.

A professional camera person will conduct this class.

The Elements of Editing

What we have shot we will now edit on Final Cut Pro, an editing software.

So we will experience the entire process of scripting, shooting and editing. The basics of screen grammar, like continuity, will thus become clear.

We will also talk about how the history of Editing is synonymous with the development of language of cinema. A professional Editor will conduct this class.

Making the short film

The final project of the course will be to make short fiction films. The best scripts will be selected from the scriptwriting course, and students will make groups of five to make their fiction films.

Here is a film made by past students about a facebooker who lies. Only he/she who has never ever lied on facebook may hurl the first stone!

Duration

The course would span across four months of Sunday classes, starting on 28th May to end of August, 2017. Those who miss a class for a genuine reason, an additional class will be organised on a Saturday. For those joining late, an additional free trail class has been arranged for 3rd June, at 10 am to 5 pm, at 1shanti road, studio gallery, shanthi nagar, bangalore. 

Fees

Avail Anniversary Discounted Fees of Rs 19,600 for the 4-month course.

We offer multiple payment options like cash, cheque, online transfer, ewallet, credit cards and debit cards. It’s also possible to pay the fees in upto 18 EMIs by Credit Cards.

Paying a token amount of Rs 4,900 online reserves your seat in the course. Kindly note that if you are paying just the token amount online, then by the time the class starts on the coming Sunday you have to complete the registration formalities and in good faith, pay the rest of the fees.

Venue

Classes will be held at 1 Shanthi Road, Studio/ Gallery, Bheemanna Garden, Shanthi Nagar, Bangalore. (map is on home page. You can also call 9825476446 and ask for the location on whatsapp.)

Manjushree Abhinav’s Film making Course is right for you if you are:

A Newcomer

The course would equip you to enter the Film and Television Industry as an assistant director or to make short films independently.

A Mediaperson who’s learnt on the job

You would benefit from learning the basics formally and getting your fundas clear.

A Professional who is already working in the film Industry in another capacity

It would help you become a full-fledged director.

From the Corporate Sector

The course would add to your qualifications since films are a very important medium of corporate communication & advertising. Animators will understand the narrative structure of film making, which is an important aspect of animation.

The benefits of joining this Film Direction Course

Weekend Classes

Full-day classes on Sundays, so you can pursue your dreams without forsaking the responsibilities of your work or studies.

Well-designed Syllabus

More than 50% of class time would be devoted to hands-on film-making, so that you learn how to transform your ideas into films that light up the silver screen. While the course is practical-oriented, the theory portion would help you develop a sound understanding of the basics of story-telling and film-making. You will also be watching many world class films to appreciate the different aspects of the teaching. The visiting faculty will be from reputed institutes like FTII, SRISTI School of Art and Design, Chitra Kala Parishad, etc.

Student Film

You would write and direct a short film. The cinematography and editing would be done by professionals from the Industry, which would be a great learning experience. It would also result in a well-made film which you can be proud of and use as your show-reel as well as submit to film festivals.

Study Material

The students would be given:

  • Soft copies of important books
  • Scripts
  • Links to useful websites and free scriptwriting software

Certificates

You would be given a certificate at the successful completion of the course.

Film-festivals

The student films made as part of the course would be sent to film festivals.

Need For Fresh Voices

The Indian film and television industry is looking for fresh voices. With the diminishing appeal of the formula masala film, there is a demand for out-of-the-box thinking, for directors who understand the art and craft of film-making. It’s a great time to enter the field!

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