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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Oct 4/5/11/12: Filmmaking Workshop 

ACTor Productions


Filmmaking 103

A Comprehensive Filmmaking workshop and Digital Filmmaking


Dates:             4th, 5th, 11th and 12th October 08

Time:              10:00 am to 3: 30 pm

Venue:            St. Joseph Boys School, Musuem rd, Near Residency Rd, Bangalore.

Fee:                Rs 4500/- 

( No prerequisites required. Camera, Camerman and Editing studio will be provided by us)

To register and for more details contact Rabi Kisku

Email:  Mobile: 98865 39405

More know about ACTor Productions  and to view films made by previous batch students,  visit us on

Article in Mid-Day about the workshop opinion/2008/aug/260808- opinion-filmmaking-columnists. htm
Schedule and Course content:

Day 1: Sat 4th October:

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. 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

Day 2: Sunday 5th October.

1. Fundamentals of Cinematography
2. Lighting equipments
3. Stocks and Films
4. Three Point Lighting
5. Camera aesthetics and operation ( 3CCD mini DV camera)

Day 4: Saturday
11th October:

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) Frame Balance & Composition
      b) Camera Angles
      c)  Orientation & Direction
      d)  Storyboard

      e) 180 degree rule
      f) Blocking and staging
      g) Cinematic techniques

3. Basic Editing Techniques

4. Trip to Post production studio

Day 4: Sunday
12th October ( Whole Day)

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. Later they have to edit the film at studio provided by us.

Day 5: Sunday
19 th October ( 5:00 - 8:00 pm)

Screening and analysis of the short films made by the students.

     The workshop will be conducted by:
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.

 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.
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