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Applications open for Screenwriting and Filmmaking Course at IIT Madras

By NewsDesk • Published on March 26, 2012

A short term course in Screenwriting and Filmmaking called ‘Imaging Cinema 2012’ will be conducted in IIT Madras from June 1-10,2012.

The resource persons for the course will be Atul Tiwari (Screenwriter: Mission Kashmir, Dasavataram),  K Hariharan (Director, LV Prasad Institute of Film & Television, Chennai), Rohan Sippy (Director: Dum Maro Dum, Bluffmaster), Shridhar Raghavan ( Screenwriter: Khakee, Dum Maro Dum, Apaharan), Sriram Raghavan (Director: Agent Vinod, Johnny Gaddar, Ek Haseena Thi), Anurag Kashyap (Dev D, No Smoking, Gulaal) and Patricia Gruben (Director, Praxis Screenwriting Programme, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver).

The first three days of the course will involve a Film-Appreciation module. The next two days will introduce the participants to the mechanics of filmmaking including Camera, Lighting, Sound, Sets, Editing, Special Effects etc.

The emphasis of the next four to five days will be to make the students write scripts and to dissect and discuss their work in class. It will be a group exercise where a group of 4-5 students will work together on mini-scripts to understand the process of film-script construction.

In the next two days, students will have to shoot, act, record sound, edit, do post-production and be ready with their films within 48 hours. Candidates can bring their video cameras or use cell phone cameras.

The last day will be a ‘red carpet’ event where the films made by the student groups will be seen by all. A jury will then rate them and announce the awards to the films – with?analysis. The certificates will be given to all at the end of the event.

The course fee is Rs 10,000/ for professionals, Rs 9000/ for Attendees of 2009 & 2010 Imaging Cinema events, Rs 8000/ for students with valid ID and documents, $250 for NRIs and International Students/professionals.

The last date of application is April 30. For more details, visit www.imagingcinema.wordpress.com

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