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Film Making

Film Making

  • Natya Shastra, Ras Siddhant and the Indian Mythology as the womb of Bollywood Cinema.
  • The director as the person responsible for the positive audience response by narrating to them a story effectively as well as entertainingly through the medium of cinema.
  • The essential elements of a story and the different sources for obtaining stories and story ideas.
  • Subject, Theme, Plot, Premise.
  • Screenplay as the tool for narrating a story through the medium of Cinema.
  • Devices for connecting with the audience.
  • The elements of entertainment. Narrating a story entertainingly.
  • Realism and Fantasy.
  • The structure of a Screenplay – Set up, Conflict, Confrontation, Resolution, Plot Points.
  • Creation of a character – internal and external aspects of a character. Character Growth. Professional, personal and private life of a character. Putting the character in action. Common problems of characterization. Elements of good characterization.
  • Usage of the various properties of cinematography to enhance the impact of the story narration.
  • The Scene as the smallest unit of the narrative structure of a film. A scene may comprise of a single shot (mis-en-scene) or several shots joined together (Shot breakdown). Principles of Editing for joining two shots together. How to shoot a scene and how to shoot a song to extract the maximum audience response. The importance of transitions from scene to scene. How to achieve smooth and effective transition from the previous scene to the next scene. How to bring about transition from the narrative to the song and back to the narrative. How to use Visual Effects to enhance the narration of the story of the film.
  • The role of sound design in maximizing audience response. How to use these elements to narrate the story of the film most effectively.
  • Production and marketing management.
  • Producing and directing a short film.