November 26-30,2011 10am-4pm

Tuning Fork Film Workshop

Ankit Pogula

Tuning Fork Film Workshops” are about learning how to make films with minimum resources, how to get creative in filmmaking and above all how to evaluate the relevance of what one wants to convey through this powerful and captivating medium. 

During the course of the workshop, through different exercises and activities participants will learn to script, storyboard, shoot, edit and finally export one’s 'own' film. It is a process that involves creativity, teamwork and self-reflection. 
Module I: Film appreciation

Medium of film - its impact and outreach
Different kinds of cinema such as, documentary, independent and mainstream cinema
Relationship between media and society. Who determines the content, treatment? Are films reflective of a society or the other way around?
Social and creative engagement and experiments in independent and documentary cinema today
Module II: Filmmaking, Video Documentation and Technology
Medium of film – how an idea is transformed into a visual story
Process of filmmaking – scripting, story boarding, shooting, editing
Using a Video Camera – basics of video and photography & Visual Aesthetics
Basics of Video Editing & Video Technology (digital & analog media)
Relevance of sound and music in a film
Practicalities of Finances & Budgets on making films
Making a film – from start to finish. 
Language: English (bilingually in English & Hindi if required).
For Whom:
This workshop is for anyone with an interest in films and/or filmmaking. Individuals, students, professionals, NGOs and whosoever is keen on exploring making films with just a camera and a PC, and is looking to understand some fundamentals on how to go about it. Aspiring filmmakers might find this workshop particularly useful.
Ankit Pogula is an independent filmmaker and trainer, based out of Delhi. 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, Relationships, Development and Environment. He has also been facilitating filmmaking and value & peace education workshops across India for different organisations, students, teachers and professionals.
Sachi Maniar is a filmmaker based out of Mumbai. She has been making documentaries, music videos, TV commercials and short films since she was 18 years old. She was selected as a Metta Mentors Fellow 2009 at Berkley, U.S., where she made a feature length documentary on non-violence. Sachi is passionate about service, travelling, trekking and photography. She believes that film is a powerful visual medium that can bring people together who would otherwise never have the opportunity to learn from each other’s stories.
Fee: Rs 5800 per participant (includes boarding and lodging)
Registration: Please fill in the form attached and send it with the advance remittance of Rs 500 (which will be deducted from the total workshop fee of Rs 5800).

Registration Form Download

Please send the form and registration fee latest by 10th November 2011.
Maximum Participants: 20

Workshop queries:
Ankit +91-9810146679,
Sachi  +91-992087743,
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* Tuning Fork Film Workshops were earlier conducted under the name of ‘Sight & Sound Film Workshops’.