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CERTIFICATE COURSE IN FILM MAKING

Learn A to Z of the filmmaking process, right from ideating, scripting and direction, shooting, pre and post production to marketing. 

Rommel Rodrigues will teach you all aspects of the filmmaking business right from scratch to seeing your film on screen. This is the only course of its kind that covers every single aspect of filmmaking.

The course is designed to give an exhaustive understanding of the industry and the requirements and rigors of filmmaking. 

Introductory Class

  • Introduction to cinema and the films industry
  • Historical perspective and
  • Different type of films and genres
  • Digital age Vs the film age

Screening - First every commercial film by Lumiere Brothers and discussion

Writing for films, Screenplay

  • Concept Vs Premise
  • The Three-Act Structure
  • How to develop the characters
  • One-line Order, Screenplay, Dialogs
  • Final Draft and Storyboarding

Screening - Claude Berri’s Oscar winning short film ‘The Chicken’ and brief discussion on the storyline

Assignments - Each student will write a Premise, Concept and Synopsis for a film

Producer

  • Producer as the promoter of the project
  • Producer as the owner of film but not the intellectual property
  • Rights and responsibility of the Producer

Assessment of the assignments by students - Further assignment to develop the concept and synopsis into one-line order

Director – The captain of the ship

  • Direction as an Art
  • Interpreting the Script
  • Dealing with emotions and Establishing Characters and Motives–
  • Treatment of the subject (genre) - emotions of characters
  • Casting Process – Auditions and selecting Actors
  • Look tests and final contracts

Screening - Opening scenes of Milos Forman’s Oscar winning film Amadeus and brief discussion on the characterization

Assignments - Watch Amadeus over the week and write a detailed character sketch of the protagonist and antagonist

Stages of Film Making Process

  • Pre Production Stage – Creation of departments and teams
  • Coordination with writers, actors, music directors, production designer etc.
  • Rehearsal with actors, look tests and finalization of costumes and props
  • Scheduling and locking of dates
  • Production Stage – Principal Photography
  • Coordination with all departments during shooting and post shooting
  • Wrap up

The Directors Team – Junior Directors.

  • Joint Director, Associate Director, Chief AD, Assistant Director (ADs)  
  • Role of ADs –Assigned roles to coordinate with every single department of the project
  • Ensure all preparations are done, schedules and deadlines are met
  • Call sheet with all details and call times
  • Coordinating the post-shoot process

Cinematography

  • Visiting Lecturer - Cinematographer
  • Shot Break Down –Different type of shots
  • Continuity
  • Camera Angles, movements
  • A little bit about Lighting / Storage formats
  • Type of HD cameras and rigs

Assignments – Discussion of the one-line order and writing it into a screenplay

Discussion of proposed idea and script for shooting shot film as final project

Screening - Gela Babluani’s film 13 Tzameti and brief discussion on the characterization

Post Production

  • Post-production Stage – Editing
  • Editing - Final Pro Cut. Movie Maker
  • Dubbing, BGM
  • Audiography and Sound Engineering,
  • Songs mixing and Foley
  • VFX and CG
  • Colour Correction (Grading)
  • First Cut, time line and final cut.

Marketing and Distribution

  • Introduction to marketing and distribution of films
  • Digital distribution Vs the traditional distributor
  • Registration with FWA and other unions
  • About copyright and ownership of IP

Final submission of one copy of the screenplays written by students

Guidance on Registration the scripts with FWA

Discussion and finalization of the script for the short film

Short break down and final preparation

Making teams of various departments and planning of the shooting.

Film Production

  • Production of the short film (within the campus and around)
  • Editing of the short film

Screening of the Short Film as final project and certification

Day 1

1st Session - 10am to 1pm

  • Introduction to Cinema as an art form
  • Difference between cinema, films and movie
  • Feature films, documentaries, short films, tele-films
  • Genres, Styles, Categories, Series
  • Business and craft of film making and how it’s evolved in India.
  • Film age Vs the digital age

Screening - First every commercial film on the projector Lumiere Brothers and discussion

 

2nd Session - 2pm to 5pm

  • It all begins with the idea - The story idea
  • Concept Vs Premise
  • Synopsis - Treatment
  • The Three-Act Structure, Set up - Conflict – Resolution
  • Protagonists Vs the Antagonist
  • How to develop character ideas – visit to a railway station, bar, garden etc
  • One-line Order, Screenplay, Dialogs
  • Final Draft and Storyboarding

Screening - Claude Berri’s Oscar winning short film, The Chicken and brief discussion on the storyline

Assignments – Each student will write a Premise, Concept and Synopsis for a film

Day 2

1st Session - 10am to 1pm

  • Analysis and discussion on the assignments by each student - Further assignment to develop the concept and synopsis into one-line order
  • Who is the Producer – Organizes Financiers and sets up the project?
  • Owner of the property (But not all the copyrights)
  • Individual Producer, Production houses, Corporate Producer
  • Difference between Producer, Co Producer and presenter (P&A Producer)
  • Difference between Executive Producer, Associate Producer, Line Producer

2nd Session - 2pm to 5pm

  • The Director - The captain of the ship
  • Direction as an Art – Art of engaging with every stake holder
  • Interpreting the Script - To tell the Story through action
  • Characterization - Dealing with emotions like love, hate, empathy, sympathy
  • Establishing Characters and Motives - Treatment of the subject (genre) - emotions of characters
  • Casting Process – Auditions and selecting Actors
  • Look tests and final contracts

Screening - Opening scenes of Milos Forman’s Oscar winning film Amadeus and discussion on the characterization.

Assignments - Watch Amadeus over the week and write a detailed character sketch of the protagonist and antagonist.

Day 3

1st Session - 10am to 1pm

  • Analysis and discussion the assignments by each student - Further assignment to develop the one-line order into screenplay.
  • Discuss the character sketch of the protagonists and antagonists in film Amadeus prepared by students.
  • States of Film Making – Pre Production, Production, Post Production
  • Pre Production Stage - Coordinating with the crew of the film, Writers, Actors, Music Director, Production Designers, Art Directors, Costume Designers, Make-up Team, Cinematographer, Choreographers, Editors etc.
  • Workshops and Rehearsals with actors
  • Camera Rehearsals and Test: Coordination of actor’s and camera movements
  • Recce, locations, studios
  • Preparing of the props, special effects, costumes, scheduling and locking dates.

2nd Session - 2pm to 5pm

  • Production Stage – Film on the floor - Communication between departments and all parties involved.
  • Principal Photography -This is when the camera rolls, shooting begins. Most expensive phase of the project. Daily reports and logs, safe storage of shooting stock
  • Wrap Up – When the director decides that the shooting is over  
  • The Directors Team – Junior Directors.
  • Joint Director, Associate Director, Chief AD, Assistant Director (ADs)  
  • Role of ADs –Assigned roles to coordinate with every single department of the project
  • Ensure all preparations are done, schedules and deadlines are met
  • Call sheet with all details and call times
  • Coordinating the post-shoot process

Assignments – Complete the screenplay and the dialogues as the final assignment

Assignments –  All students to collaborate and write a script for a short film to be shot by the students

Screening - Gela Babluani’s film 13 Tzameti and discussion on the characterization

 

Day 4

1st Session - 10am to 1pm

  • Further discussion and doubts on the assignments of the screenplays
  • Discussion of script for shooting shot film

Visiting Lecturer – Cinematographer

  • Advent of Digital Cinematography Vs films
  • Type of HD Cameras - Canon, Red, Arri, Blackmagic, Phantom etc
  • Shot Breakdown
  • Type of shots and Montages
  • Camera Angles
  • Continuity
  • Lenses - interchangeable mounts
  • Speed – FPS.
  • Lighting
  • Camera Rigs and drones  
  • Chroma Shooting
  • Storage device - back up drivers

2nd Session - 2pm to 5pm

  • Post-production Stage
  • Editing - Final Pro Cut. Movie Maker
  • Dubbing, BGM
  • Audiography and Sound Engineering,
  • Songs mixing and Foley
  • VFX and CG
  • Colour Correction (Grading)
  • First Cut, time line and final cut.

3rd Session – 5.30pm to 6.30pm

  • Introduction to marketing and exhibition of films
  • Digital distribution Vs the traditional distributor
  • Film Festivals
  • Registrations with Writers association and various Unions – resolution and settlement
  • Short discussion on Copyright acts. Writer, lyricists, music composer VS the producer.

 

Day 5

1st Session - 10am to 1pm

  • Final submission of one copy of the screenplays written by students – Registration with FWA
  • Discussion and finalization of the script for the short film
  • Short break down and final preparation
  • Making teams of various departments and planning of the shooting.

2nd Session - 2pm to 5pm

  • Production of the short film (within the campus and around)

3rd Session – 5.30pm to 6.30pm

  • Editing of the short film
  • Screening of the short film as final project
  • Participation certification close of the course
8 Day Workshop - Dates Below 4th and 5th Nov, 11th and 12th Nov, 18th and 19th Nov, 25th Nov and 2nd Dec.
Rommel Rodrigues

Rommel Rodrigues is a former mainstream journalist and author of several books including bestsellers, Kasab: The face of 26/11 published by Penguin Books and Business & Economics published by CNBC. Rommel was the screenwriter and associate director of Ram Gopal Verma’s popular film The Attacks of 26/11. He has written and directed several short film and commercially released feature film Gurukul. He produces films under his banners Accor Movie & Media Pvt Ltd and Nuts N Bolts Film Productions.

FEES Rs 23,600 (Inclusive of Taxes)

Government Taxes are liable to changes.

Note: Fees once paid, will not be refunded.

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