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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Aug 9/10/16/17/24: Filmmaking workshop by ACTor Productions 
"ACTor Productions


Filmmaking 102
A Comprehensive Filmmaking workshop and Digital Filmmaking

Dates: 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th and 24th August 08
Time: 10:30 am to 2: 30 pm
Venue: St. Joseph Boys School, Musuem rd, Near Residency Rd, Bangalore.
Fee: Rs 3500/-

To register and for more details contact Rabi Kisku
Email: rabi.kisku@gmail. com Mobile: 98865 39405
More about ACTor Productions and to view films made by students of Filmmaking 101 ( First Batch) visit us on

Schedule and Course content:
Day 1: Sat 9th August:
a) Introduction to Filmmaking Process
b) Digital Filmmaking and Revolution
c) Overview of different categories like Documentary, Docu-drama, fiction, short and feature length films.
d) Screenwriting
1. Format and screenwriting softwares
2. How to approach a screenplay
3. Basic elements of screenwriting
4. Three Act structure and Character driven plot
5. Creating and developing a Character
6. Analysis of few scripts like American Beauty, Little Miss Sunshine, Thelma and Louise etc
e) Creating Storyboard
Day 2: Sunday 10th August.
1. Basic Lighting and lighting equipments
2. Camera aesthetics and operation ( 3CCD mini DV camera)
3. Shots and camera angles
4. Composition and framing

Day 3: Saturday 16th August:
1. Analysis of script and storyboard written by the groups. (Students will be divided into different groups who will work on a script and make a short film)
2. Direction
a) 180 degree rule
b) Blocking and staging
d) Cinematic techniques
3. Editing
4. Trip to Post production studio
Day 4: Sunday 17th August
Shooting Day: Students will have to shoot a short film based on the script written by the group. Professional Camera and Cameraman will be provided by us.
Day 5: Sunday 24th August ( 6:00 - 9:00 pm)
Screening and analysis of the short films made by the students.

The workshop will be conducted by:

Pawan Kumar is an actor, filmmaker and a film editor. His short film "A Perfect Day" was among the top 25 films selected as a part of Genesis Film Project. His another short film "Dreamcatcher" was selected for the Osians Film Festival, Delhi as one of the finalist for the Ability Foundation Festival. He also acted in Suri's last film "Inthi Ninna Preethiya". He is currently writing screenplays for many Regional and National films. The immediate film in production is directed by Yograj Bhat in Kannada.

About Pawan Kumar (
Rabi Kisku has produced and directed a digital feature film called "Silicon Jungle" based on the life of IITians, which was released in a multiplex in Chennai and was screened in 8 cities across India. He is currently looking for producers for his next venture "Dreamer's Boulevard".
Siddharath graduated from IIT Madras with a Btech in Electrical engineering and then did his diploma in Cinematography from Mindscreen Film Institute run by Rajiv Menon. He assisted Rajiv Menon in few ads and also does cinematography for corporate and NGO films.
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