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Artistic freedom means that the amateur film maker is never forced to sacrifice visual drama and beauty to a stream of words…to the relentless activity and explanations of a plot…nor is the amateur production expected to return profit on a huge investment by holding the attention of a massive and motley audience for 90 minutes…Instead of trying to invent a plot that moves, use the movement of wind, or water, children, people, elevators, balls, etc. as a poem might celebrate these. And use your freedom to experiment with visual ideas; your mistakes will not get you fired. ~ Maya Deren

The Open Film school is a philosophy that looks at the filmmaking skill training beyond just an introduction to the workings of a vocation. The Open Film School meditates on the art and the craft of this beautiful medium and encourages the aspiring filmmaker to develop their own worldview. It is an initiation into magical world of cinema that paves the path for you to become it's student and practitioner for life.

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Essential filmmaking: 4 - day(2 weekend) workshop

Alumni of New York Film Academy and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute introduce a 4 day filmmaking workshop. Essential Filmmaking is a 4-Day Weekend Filmmaking Workshop is an intensive, hands-on film class, providing a thorough introduction to filmmaking and allowing students to learn a great amount in a very short time. Students in the weekend filmmaking class will have the opportunity to learn the basics of writing, directing and cinematography. Covering the basic elements of filmmaking — from story development/screenwriting and directing the scene to operating a HD camera — this weekend workshop will provide a strong introduction to the craft. By the end of the course each group of four students will have shot a complete scene. The weekend filmmaking workshop requires students to be willing to fully concentrate on their work for the duration of the course. Fees Rs. 10,000. The program will be conducted by Jay Gholap Alumnus New York Film Academy. Currently working as a script consultant , Documentary and corporate filmmaker. Previous experience includes AD to Ram Gopal Verma. Limited Seats. Dates and location to be announced soon.

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The Total Filmmaking Diploma - 2 months

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