Students of Film Direction will be taken through an advanced course in independent film production followed by an introduction to the art of makeup, costuming and set decoration. Along with film production practice, there will be a rigorous study of film theories from across the world, and the way they takeoff from current debates in the world of literature, politics and the other social sciences.
Intensive script writing exercises will help the students to find the right balance between the spoken dialogue and the unspoken feelings of the image and ambient sounds. During this term, they will also spend considerable time working with theatre and film actors in workshops. This will be done to help students see how physical action and dialogue in combination with the camera’s point of view result in complex emotions.
The final exercise will be an elaborate single-take ‘Sequence Shot Exercise’ that requires complete co-ordination of all the elements of mise-en-scene.
The course will cover several areas including Film Production, Advanced Technological Developments, Producing and Production Management, Scriptwriting, Study of Filmmakers and Genres, History of the Visual Arts, Music Appreciation, Direction, Feature Film Script, Various Practical Excerises and will culminate in the Graduation Film.