Karnataka’s budding filmmakers learn cine craft nuance at “Shoot a short” workshop

Budding filmmakers with subject experts and Mysuru Cinema Society’s office bearers.

Mysuru: Mysuru Cinema Society in association with Bharatiya Chitra Sadhana organised “Shoot a short” a two-day hands-on intensive short film making workshop on August 6 and 7 at Karnataka State Open University, Mysuru. Panasonic India was the Equipment partner who provided the top-of-the-line equipment required for film making. Assistant Professor in Manipal Institute of Communication Shri Shreeraj Gudi inaugurated the programme.

Prof Gudi gave the introduction to short film making and the nuances in the process of film making, which included pre-production, production and post-production. The participants were divided into two teams.

Seasoned cinematographer Shri Saravanan delivered the lecture on cinematography, editing and its techniques. He had an in-depth knowledge on camera, its techniques, cinematography and editing techniques, which he shared with the participants.

The second team learned about the content & script writing, art direction and direction. Film director Shri Ravindra Parameshwarappa demonstrated the different skills required for filmmaking with the help of many short clippings of different movies, which helped the participants to understand the craft of cinema.

Shri Raghu, from Panasonic, helped with the handling of the cameras. All three faculties stayed with the participants and enriched their knowledge. The day-one training went on till midnight 11:30 pm due to the enthusiasm of the participants and faculty alike.

Art director Shri Roopendra Achaar also took one session to explain the role of art direction and shared his experiences. The second day was a hands-on training on all aspects of film making in which all the participants were involved and shot a short film, which involved all the process of film making, right from screen writing, story boarding, assembling the crew, casting, costume design, location scouting, props, lighting, shooting the film, editing and sound.

President of Mysuru Cinema Society, Dr. Chandrashekar, presided over the closing ceremony and distributed certificates to participants. The short film was also shown during this time which all enjoyed. The participants shared their happiness and knowledge gained at the workshop.