Imaging Cinema 2012: Workshop on Screenwriting and Film Direction
1st to 10th of June, 2012
The Workshop includes sessions on Screenwriting specifically, with specialists such as ·
K. Hariharan (Director of the L.V. Prasad Institute of Film and Television, Chennai) · Atul Tiwari (Mission Kashmir, Dasavatharam and currently working on Viswaroopam with Dr. Kamal Hassan)· Shridhar Raghavan (Khakee, Dum Maaro Dum and Apaharan) and other distinguished faculty members from Film Institutes across the country.
Also part of the event are interactive sessions with noted filmmakers from the industry.
(Names given below are in alphabetical order): ·
Anurag Kashyap (Paanch, Dev D, Gulaal, No Smoking, That Girl in Yellow Boots),· Rohan Sippy (Bluffmaster, Dum Maaro Dum, Taxi No. 9211, the President is Coming); · cinematographer Ravi K. Chandran (Black, Ghajini, Agneepath, My Name is Khan);· Shriram Raghavan (Agent Vinod, Johnny Gaddar, Ek Haseena Thi), · Editor Anthony and writers Suresh & Bala (Ayan and Ko directed by K.V. Anand);· Thiagrajan Kumarrajan (Aaranya Kaandam) , · Sudhish Kamath (GoodNight, Good Morning).
The course will span ten days from the 1st to the 10th of June, 2012. The outline is as follows. The first part, for about two-three days, would be a Film Appreciation module, the emphasis being on reading Film as a Text. The second part, for the next two-three days, would look into Film Execution, focusing on the mechanics of Filmmaking such as Lighting, Sound, Camera, etc. intending to demystify the filmmaking process by sharing the secret. Having warmed up and armed with both appreciation and understanding, the Workshop would step it up as it enters its third and most defining part – the Scriptwriting section, where participants would first work in groups on existing scripts to understand the process of construction. The goal is to first familiarize each participant with the method behind the madness, subsequent to which each group would be ready with a short 3-5 minute executable script of their own. The last day would be a ‘Red Carpet’ event where the work of each student-group would be discussed, rated and awarded accordingly. This event, yet again, would be yet another turn on the learning spiral, providing scope for students to learn from mistakes and be rewarded for ingenuity. Each participant would be rewarded with an IIT-Madras certificate of Participation on completion of the Course, which is an initiative of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras.
Fee structure:▪ Rs 10, 000/ for professionals/working people▪ Rs 9000/ Attendees of our 2009 & 2010 events▪ Rs 8000/ students with valid ID and documents$250/ for NRIs Applications are open, the deadline for which is 2nd May, 2012.
For application form download and further information, log on to www.imagingcinema.wordpress.com. For queries, dial +919551783161.
Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan, PhD
Associate Professor (Film Studies, Drama & Contemporary Novels in English)
Dept of Humanities & Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Chennai – 600036, India