Stream A - Direction & Screenwriting
Stream B - Cinematography
These two areas of specialization consist of two semesters each.
Course Objectives: The super objective of the course structure for both the streams is to enable the students to develop skills in creative expression, technical rigour, team building and critical thinking by way of hands-on training.
Semester-I is integrated in its approach as it covers the fundamentals of film direction, screenwriting, cinematography, principles and techniques of editing, sound and film art and aesthetics with hands-on by way of intense theoretical inputs on a day to day basis and alternating practicals sessions and screening of films for analysis. Practicals are conducted in film continuity, live sound recording, writing and filming a dialogue sequence with relevant assignments and projects from time to time.
Project – I: Photo Story is common to both the streams.
Project – II: Dialogue Scene Exercise – Involves collaboration between a student of Direction& Screenwriting and a student of Cinematography
Semester-II is reserved for areas of specialization that includes at the same time common inputs on production design, film history and production management.
For Stream A, Semester-II provides greater focus on advanced aspects of film direction and screenwriting along with special attention to film history, production design and production management.
For Stream B Semester-II provides greater focus on advanced aspects of cinematography with special attention to film history, production design and production management.
Project One – Song/Music Video Exercise
Project One – Diploma/Thesis Short Film
Stream C - Acting
This is a four month course that provides training in film and television acting. The student would be exposed to contemporary techniques that begins with exploration and concludes in performance. All the key concepts of acting such as the fundamentals of script and character analysis, the five dimensions of playing a character, understanding the role of intention, objective and obstacle on a scene to scene basis, mobilization of emotional memory and sensory memory to provide an original take on a character, developing the ability to listen to co-actors in ensemble situations and learning to act from moment to moment, honing skills with improvs and games, learning to face the camera and understanding blocking and framing of shots and the role played by lighting.
Project-II: Ensemble Sequence