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The Film Appreciation Course

Film Appreciation Course (05 days) at G H Raisoni Group of Institutes, Nagpur

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune under its Skilling India in Film & Television (SKIFT), in association with G H Raisoni University, Chhindwara (near Nagpur), announces Film Appreciation Course at G H Raisoni Group of Institutes campus, MIDC Hingna Road (Hari Ganga campus), Nagpur.

Following are the details in this regard;

  • Dates & Duration: 26th to 30th Sept. 2019 & 05 days inclusive of Saturday & Sunday
  • Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
  • No. of participants: 100 (Course will be conducted only if minimum strength of 70 is reached)
  • Age: Participants must be 18 years or above in age as on 01st Sept. 2019
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Venue: Shradha Park, B37/ 39, The Auditorium, 2nd floor, MIDC Hingna Rd., (Hari Ganga campus), Nagpur
  • Fees: Rs 3,600/- per participant inclusive of GST
  • Mode of Payment: Online (NEFT) OR through Demand Draft.
  • Name of Faculty Member (Course Director): Shri Sankalp Meshram, FTII Alumnus
  • Last date & time to apply: 21st Sept 2019 by 4 pm
  • How to apply: Participants can either apply ONLINE or OFFLINE.

    (a) Online: Transfer course fees of Rs 3,600/- through NEFT to G H Raisoni University, A/c No. 624205013500, IFSC: ICIC0006242, Bank: ICICI Bank, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur. Please note the NEFT Transaction id. Take a print-out of application form from FTII website (www.ftiindia.com) or G H Raisoni University website (www.ghru.edu.in), fill-in all the details including NEFT Transaction id, NEFT Transaction Bank etc & sign the application form. Scan this application form & email it to filmappreciation@ghru.edu.in at the earliest. Please note that no application form will be accepted without NEFT Transaction id, name of NEFT Transaction bank and signature as stated above.

    (b) Offline: Draw a Demand Draft of Rs 3,600/- in favour of “G H Raisoni University”. Take a print-out of application form from the FTII website (www.ftiindia.com) or from G H Raisoni University website (www.ghru.edu.in). Fill in all the details, attach said Demand Draft and Speed Post/ Courier OR deliver it in person to;

    Dr. Sophia Ansari,
    G H Raisoni University,
    Corporate office: Shradha House,
    345, Kingsway,
    Nagpur – 440 013
    Maharashtra

    so as to reach on or before 10th Sept. 2019.

    On envelope of application at top left, write “Application for Film Appreciation Course”. Incomplete applications, applications without required Demand Draft/ online course fee, applications received after due date & time etc will be rejected.

  • Medium of Instructions: The medium of instruction would be English and Hindi. Participants are expected to have adequate knowledge of English and/ or Hindi as regards to reading, writing & speaking.
  • Selection Criteria: First – Come – First – Served basis. However, course will be conducted only if the minimum strength of 70 participants is reached.

    All the selected candidates would be communicated by email. Once admission is offered, the same cannot be cancelled. Course fee of selected candidates will be non – refundable. Course fees of all non – selected candidates would be returned within 04 days.

  • Certificates: All participants would be given participation certificate on successful completion of the course. Minimum 90% attendance is mandatory.
  • Accommodation & other arrangements for outstation participants: Limited accommodation (on first come first served basis) on G H Raisoni Group of Institutes campus, MIDC Hingna Road, (Hari Ganga campus), Nagpur, on double/ triple sharing basis is available for outstation participants on additional lumpsum payment of Rs 2,100/- per participant for the entire course duration which will be inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner in the mess. Hostel accommodation will be available from 25th Sept. 2019 (4 pm) to 01st Oct 2019 (11 am).

    Interested participants need to intimate the hostel requirement in the application form and also need to make additional payment in advance in cash at the Registration Desk at Venue at-least a day before commencement of the course.

  • Queries: For any queries email to ftiiskift@gmail.com or call 09923242654 (Prof. Sandeep Shahare, FTII Pune) preferably on weekdays between 10 am to 6 pm. Participants may also send message/ Whasapp on the same number. As regards to hostel facilities, status of application form etc, please call Dr. Sophia Ansari from G H Raisoni University, on 09657724055 preferably on weekdays between 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Course Contents:
    1. Day 1 (morning session – 10 am to 1 pm) – Film History 1
      1. Clips from Avengers Endgame, 2019
      2. Clips from Ready Player One, 2018
      3. How did Cinema reach this level of sophistication?
      4. Let us take a look at this fantastic journey.
      5. First Invention of film technology in the 1860’s
      6. Clips from EDISON/LUMIERE FILMS
      7. Basics of Film Technology.
      8. Persistence of Vision
      9. Perception of motion
      10. Kinetoscope
      11. Lumeroscope
      12. Clips from EARLY SILENT CINEMA
      13. Clips from George Melies
      14. Tableaux Cinema.
      15. Development of Film Syntax
      16. Clips from Edwin Porter’s ‘A day in the life of an
      17. American Fireman’
      18. Further discovery of editing.
      19. Clips from ‘A Great Train Robbery’ by Edwin Porter.
      20. The creation of the grammar of shots.
      21. Clips from “ A birth of a Nation” by D.W Griffith.
      22. End of Session
    2. Day 1 (afternoon session – 2 to 5 pm) – Film History 2
      1. Early Silent European Cinema
      2. Cinema and First World War
      3. War Propaganda Films
      4. The advent of SOUND in films
      5. THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS 1930 – 1960
      6. Clips from “ Singin in the Rain”
      7. Impact of the talkies.
      8. Clips from “His Girl Friday”
      9. Cinema and Second World War
      10. Clips from Triumph of the Will
      11. Clips from War Footage of WW2
      12. Impact of WW2 on Cinema
      13. Italian Neo Realism
      14. Clips From –
        1. Rome Open City
        2. Bicycle Thieves
        3. French New Wave
        4. Clips From Breathless
        5. New German Cinema
      15. Clips From
        1. Aguirre The wrath of God
        2. Indian Cinema
      16. Clips From
        1. Pather Panchali
        2. Meghe Dhaka Tara
        3. Mahanagar
      17. Session Ends
    3. Day 2 (morning session – 10 am to 1 pm) – Script Writing 1

      BASIC ELEMENTS OF SCRIPT - WRITING

      1. Story Universe
      2. Concept of Time
      3. Concept of Space
      4. Fabula
      5. Syuzhet
      6. Narrative
      7. Story
      8. Theme
      9. Relationship Between Story and Theme
      10. Plot
      11. Subplot
      12. Character
      13. Mythotypes
      14. Archetypes
      15. Stereotypes
      16. Movie Clips from
        1. Sholay
        2. Titanic
        3. ET
        4. Jurassic Park 2
        5. Avatar
        6. Ratatouille
        7. Stuart Little
      17. Session Ends
    4. Day 2 (afternoon session – 2 to 5 pm) – Script Writing 2
      1. Generating Cinematic Ideas
      2. Step Outline to Screenplay
      3. Visions and Revisions
      4. Chronotopes
      5. Points of Attack and Exit
      6. Narrative Structure
      7. Canonical Structure of Story
      8. Creating Central Conflict in Cinema
      9. Creating Dramatic Tension
      10. Managing Dramatic Pitch
      11. Denouement
      12. Clips From
        1. Terminator 2
        2. Matrix 1
        3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
        4. Memento
        5. Fight Club
        6. Jurassic Park 2
      13. Session Ends
    5. Day 3 (morning session – 10 am to 1 pm) – Visual Literacy

      BASIC ELEMENTS OF VISUAL LANGUAGE

      1. Visual Articulation
      2. Visual Abstraction
      3. Problems of Visual Representation
      4. Visual Symbolism
      5. Visual Metaphors
      6. Understanding and Interpreting Visuals
      7. Looking at various Photographs and Paintings
      8. Elements of Visual Design
      9. Canvas
      10. Line
      11. Shape
      12. Form
      13. Color
      14. Texture
      15. Principles of Visual Composition
      16. Unity
      17. Harmony
      18. Contrast
      19. Tension
      20. Balance
      21. Motifs
      22. Rhythm
      23. Session Ends
    6. Day 3 (afternoon session – 2 to 5 pm) – Cinematography
      1. Introduction to Cinematography
      2. Lensing – Types of Lenses
      3. Depth of Field
      4. Depth of Focus
      5. Aperture
      6. Shutter Speed
      7. Shutter Angle
      8. Understanding Resolution
      9. Understanding Sensor
      10. ISO
      11. Color Space
      12. Types of Shots
      13. Optical Movement
      14. Physical Movement
      15. Compositional Elements of a shot
      16. Magnification
      17. Angle
      18. Perspective
      19. Lighting
      20. Basic 3 Point Lighting
      21. Use of Shadows and Darkness
      22. Analysis of Film Shots
      23. Session Ends
    7. Day 4 (morning session – 10 am to 1 pm) – Basic elements of Editing
      1. Understanding Juxtaposition
      2. Time – Space Relationships
      3. Space Cues Create Time
      4. Retroactive Temporal Assumptions
      5. Time Ellipsis
      6. Time Eliding
      7. Time Expansion
      8. Time Free Juxtaposition
      9. Mimetic Units
      10. Diedetic Units
      11. Mimeto – Diegetic Units
      12. Three Unities of a Scene
      13. Two Unities of a Sequence
      14. The Singular Unity of a Montage
      15. Objectives of Continuity Editing
      16. Rules of Continuity Editing
      17. How to break the Rules of Continuity Editing
      18. Non Linear Editing Current Work Flows
      19. Analysis of Editing with Examples
      20. Clips From
        1. 12 Angry Men
        2. Lawrence of Arabia
        3. JFK
        4. Natural Born Killers
        5. Good Fellas
        6. Ghayal
        7. Sholay
      21. End of Session
    8. Day 4 (afternoon session – 2 to 5 pm) – Basic elements of Sound Design
      1. Digital Sync Sound Recording Techniques
      2. Basic Work Flows
      3. Track Laying
      4. Track Analysis
      5. Track Cleaning
      6. ADR
      7. Foley
      8. Ambience
      9. Music
      10. Pre – Mixing
      11. Final Mixing
      12. Importance of Sound Design
      13. Analysis of Sound Design with Examples
      14. Clips from
        1. The Pianist
        2. A Quiet Place
        3. The Arctic
        4. Three Colors – Blue
        5. Apocalypse Now
      15. Session Ends
    9. Day 5 (morning session – 10 am to 1 pm) – Basic elements of Mise – en - Scene

      Introduction to Mise – en-Scene

      Elements of Mise-en-Scene

      1. Frame Size
      2. Aspect Ratio
      3. Visual Composition
      4. Lensing
      5. Field of Vision
      6. Depth of Field
      7. Camera Movements ( Types of Camera Movements)
      8. Lighting
      9. Set Design
      10. Background Props
      11. Foreground Props
      12. Action Props
      13. Practical Props
      14. Costumes
      15. Hair and Make up
      16. Actor Placement
      17. Proximity and Distance
      18. Actors as part of Visual Composition
      19. Actor Movements
      20. Camera Movements with Actor Movements
      21. Lighting and Actors
      22. Shot Duration and Timing
      23. Shot Transitions – Cut/Dissolve/fade/wipe
      24. Use of Sound Design in Mise-en-Scene
      25. Analysis of Mise En Scene
      26. Clips from
        1. The Last Emperor
        2. Eight and half
        3. La Avventura
        4. Three Colors Red
        5. Ugetsu Monogatari
        6. Ran
    10. Day 5 (afternoon session – 2 to 5 pm) – Film Analysis & Film Appreciation
      1. Screening of Clips and Analysis of Andhadhun
      2. Screening of Clips and Analysis of Stree
      3. Screening of Clips and Analysis of Tron
      4. Screening of Clips and Analysis of Avatar
      5. Screening of Clips and Analysis of Avengers
      6. Endgame 2019
      7. General Discussion
      8. Session Ends

Above topics are indicative and may change as per requirement, etc