Post Date: 07 Feb, 2021

Evening Online Basic Course in Smartphone Film Making from 15th to 27th March 2021 
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, under its FTII_Online initiative, announces Evening Online Basic Course in Smartphone Film Making.
Following are the details in this regard;
(1) Name of the Evening Course: Basic Course in Smartphone Film Making (Online).
(2) Duration & Dates: 10 days, 15th to 27th March 2021. (Excluding Saturdays & Sundays)
(3) Timings: 7 to 9 pm (Indian Standard Time – IST), 02 hours per day
(4) Max. no. of participants: 40
(5) Age:18 years & above as on 01st March 2021 (participants born on or before 28th Feb. 2003)
(6) Educational Qualification: HSC (12th pass). In exceptional cases, 10th pass may be considered
(7) Online Platform: Google Classroom & Google Meet platform
(8) Medium of Instructions: English & Hindi
(9) Per Participant Course fee:
(a) For Indian Nationals: Rs 5,600/- (base fee = Rs 4,746/- and GST = Rs 854/-) 
(b) For Foreigners including NRI, OCI etc. and also those who are presently staying outside India: Rs 16,800/- (base fee = Rs 14,237/- and GST = Rs 2,563/-).
Course fee of selected participants will be non-refundable, non-transferrable, non-adjustable, etc. under any circumstances. Course fee of all the non – selected participants will be returned within 07 – 10 days of the course commencement.
(10) Mode of payment: Online through SBI Collect (along with application form).
(11) Due date & time to submit application: 1st March 2021, 6 pm IST. Application submitted after due date & time will not be considered.
(12) Selection Criteria: On First – Come – First – Served Basis.List of selected participants will be published on our website and selection emails will also be sent to all the selected participants. 
(13) Online platform: FTII will be using “Google Classroom” and participants are requested to get familiarized with the same. Steps to join online class including login id & password will be shared with each selected participant in the selection email. 
(14) Computer literacy: It is the participant’s responsibility to be technologically capable to take an online course. Participants must be computer literate.
Since the course is online, participants must have following facilities;
(i) A good quality Smartphone which can record HD Videos.
(ii) A Desktop / Laptop having minimum 8 GB RAM, 1.6 GHz or better processor (Intel i3 or i5 or better).  (Windows / MAC)
(iii) Operating system: a) Windows 7 or 8 or 10. b) MAC OS Sierra or later 
(iv) Audio – Video software: Latest versions of VLC player, Windows Media Player or Quick Time Player.
(v) Compatible good quality headphones/ earphones with mic
(vi) Compatible HD webcam
(vii) Internet pack of minimum 3 GB per day exclusively for this course. It is recommended to have fixed wired Internet connection with minimum speed of 10 Mbps or more.
(viii) Web browser: Latest version of Google Chrome (Preferred), Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari.
Use of Mobile Phone (in place of Laptop or Desktop Computer) to attend the classes is strictly prohibited. Such participants will not be allowed to join the classes.
(16) Course Director: Ritesh Taksande 
Ritesh Taksande is working in the media industry for the past 12 years as Director, Cinematographer, Film-Maker and Media Educator. He has worked on many national and international film projects including the famous Disney’s Planes II – Fire and Rescues (Feature Film) as Sequence Producer and Shaktimaan – The Animated (TV – Series Season 1) as Production Manager. He worked on Films VFX on Jupiter Ascending, Baaji, Classmate. He was Line Producer – Screenyug Creation Pvt. Ltd. Pune. 
            His films have been nominated in many International film festivals for short films on social issues. He received International award at the ASCRS Scientific Film 2016, USA. Special screening of his short film “Who is Responsible” was done at the Pune International Film Festival 2014. 
           He is resource person to conduct Film Making sessions for: (1) Children Film Society of India (Govt. of India), (2) VigyanPrasar (DST – Govt. of India), (3) Film & Television Institute of India (FTII – Govt. of India) and (4) Many International School, MBA Colleges, & Mass Media Colleges across the country. 
(17) How to apply:
1. Click open the link - OR visit and further click on “SB Collect” which is at the top left, vertically 06th from left to right. 
2. Read the “Terms Used”, then tick/ click on the ‘check box’ and further click on “Proceed”
3. Select All India in State of Corporate / Institution, then select Educational Institutions in Type of Corporate/ Institution and click Go.
4. Search/Find FTII Fees Account in Educational institutions name and click submit. 
5. In the payment category select “B6 Evening Basic Smartphone Film Making Course (O)”.
6. Fill-up the application form with requisite details and proceed for payment.
7. Make necessary payment of Rs 5,600/- OR Rs 16,800/- as the case may be.
8. Once payment is done, please note "SBcollect Reference Number" (mentioned in payment confirmation receipt). This may be required for future reference.  
9. If possible, digitally store the receipt of payment. This can be carried out in one of the following ways;
(i) by taking printout of receipt of payment, scan & save it 
(ii) by taking screenshot of payment (if using mobile) or printscreen (if using computer) 
(iii) by simply taking a photograph from mobile
(iv) check your bank account to confirm whether money (course fee) has been deducted or not
(v) After a day or two, once again check to see whether money (course fee) has been refunded.
(vi) In case of refund, it is a transaction failure and if so, once again apply for the course afresh.
10. No document/ certificate related to educational qualification, age etc. is to be attached.Participants’ self – declaration in the application form is sufficient.
11. Terms & conditions: By agreeing to the terms & conditions in the application form, participants are confirming that they have read & understood the website advt. They are eligible to apply and fulfil all the requirements as stated in the advt. Further, participants agree that decision of FTII Director regarding admission to the course and its conduction will be final. 
Further to add in this, it is expected of the participants that during the class they must mute their mics but keep their cameras on unless otherwise instructed. Keeping camera off throughout the class or not heeding to instructions to switch on the camera will be seen as an act of indiscipline and will lead to expulsion from the Course and forfeiture of the Course fee. Decision of FTII Director regarding conducting the course in all respects will be final.
(18) Communication with participants: All communications with the participants will be carried out through email only. List of shortlisted participants may be published on FTII website and selection email will be sent to the selected participants on their registered email id.
(19) Certificates: All participants would be given participation e-certificates on successful completion of the course. Minimum 90% attendance is mandatory.
(20) Queries: For any queries please contact Prof. Sandeep Shahare on OR on 9923242654 (WhatsApp only) 
Course Details
Profile of course:
Knowing you devise – Basic operations, accessing the camera, Pros and Cons
Features available in Mobile camera what are the maximum capabilities. 
Accessories which can be used for basic filming.
Mobile application to be used for filming. 
Complete film production basics (Pre-Production to Post-Production).
Course Content:
Script writing – Structure and Flow
Planning for the shoot 
Basic camera Shots, Angles, Movements 
Camera Compositions for good Photography and Videography 
Creative Visualization   
3-point lighting – Using best use of available light. 
Editing – Workflow 
Editing – Theory
Mobile apps for editing 
How to edit, Adding text, Title, B-rolls.
Audio – Sound recording and editing and adding it to the film. 
Color Grading – Continuity shot-to-shot. 
Rendering and sharing your final films   
Do’s and Don’ts
Q & A Session