27th Oct – 1st Nov 2012

Himalayan Film School is back!

Tuning Fork Film workshop

      Tuning Fork Film Workshop

in collaboration with

 Himalayan Film School

Deer Park Institute, Bir

27th Oct – 1st Nov 2012



 Film workshops are about..
        Learning how to make films with minimum resources
        Visualising & getting creative

        Learning to shoot & edit

       Working in a team

        From an idea to a film, making your own film in 6 days!!

          It is a process that involves creativity, teamwork & self-reflection


Workshop Module


Module 1: Understanding films
- learning to read a film, understand its nuances, narrative styles and the art of it
- watching and discussing different kinds of cinema - world cinema, documentary, and shorts

- Medium of film - how an idea is transformed into a visual story

Module 2: Hands on filmmaking

- Process of film making - scripting, storyboarding, shooting, editing
- Using a DSLR & video Camera, basics of photography & visual aesthetics
- Digital Video Editing & Video Technology (Final Cut Pro & Adobe Premiere Pro)
- Practicalities of finances & budgets on making films
- making a film: from start to finish

For whom: This workshop is for anyone with an interest in films. Individuals, students, professional, NGO’s and whosoever keen on making films with just a camera and a laptop!

Workshop Costs:
Rs. 8500 (includes workshop costs & boarding & lodging at Deer Park Institute)

How to register: Fill in the attached form and send it to us with a registration fee of Rs. 500 (deductible from total workshop fee)



Workshop facilitators:


Ankit Pogula is an independent filmmaker and trainer and founded Tuning Fork Films, a New Delhi based filmmaking organisation. An alumnus of Mass Communication and Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, Ankit has been using film as a medium to engage with urban and rural youth over the last 8 years on issues of Identity, Education, Development and Environment. He has also been facilitating filmmaking workshops for different groups across India like students, teachers, professionals and NGO’s. He has been doing film workshops with organizations like British Council, TERI, PVR-NEST, Pravah, , SRUTI, Vasant Valley School etc.


Sushant Arora has studied Cinematography at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII, Pune). He also studied Mass Communication from I.P. University in Delhi and made films with organisations like Pravah and Beyond Borders (British Council). Over the last few years Sushant has been working as part of the camera team in Mumbai on various feature films and advertising productions. 


Swati Khanna has been involved with EarthCare Films, an Environmental and Wildlife Production house based in Delhi for the last few years. She has also assisted on films for other organisations on Environment and Wildlife. Swati has been handling production and co-ordination for International productions like The Amazing Race and others in India and has also facilitated film workshops as part of Earth Care Outreach for PVR-NEST and others.


Bhamati Sivapalan is an alumni of Mass Communication & Research Centre and is a cameraperson & video editor. She has worked at Tehelka.


Workshop queries:


Ankit Pogula: +91-9810146679, ankitpogula@gmail.com

Swati Khaana: +91-995368480, swatikhanna.28@gmail.com

             For more information on Tuning Fork Film Workshops, visit:
                  www.tuningforkfilms.wordpress.com /Tuning Fork Film Workshops (Facebook)


Himalayan Film School is a project of Deer Park Institute, to create and nurture diverse audio visual expression from the Himalayas.