Intensive program in filming reality, call it fiction or documentary
at Andheri, Mumbai
4 Fridays and Saturdays, 8 days in all
Rs. 16000 per head
Fiction need to be real as a documentary, documentary needs to be fantastic like fiction. Only then it works.
The importance of documentary film making skills to any kind of filmmaker cannot be overemphasized. The specific nature of documentary film making, gives your images the believability that makes a fake image real. This is even more desirable in fiction than documentary. Plus the skills set of a documentary filmmaker gives you an eye for stories, makes you fleet-footed and straightens the most lethargic of us.
For four weeks, spend your Friday with a documentary director/cameraman/editor/sound designer and run through their films as they give the ‘behind the scenes’.
On Saturday continue to work with the pro on practical exercises that nails the previous day’s discussion. Finish the day with a ‘big-screen’, screening of a documentary at Films Division or Alliance Francaise.
Plus a discussion over dinner with the pro at a restaurant nearby.
Take home a task on what you learned, to do over the week till we meet again.
Have the Sunday to yourself.
You will require to bring just yourself. With gear you are at an added advantage.
Previous experience in film making, will help.
For basic understanding of documentary film see Foundation to Film Making program.
After the course:
We encourage you to practice what you learned. Make some films.
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