Post Date: 22 Jun, 2021

Basic Course in Smartphone Film Making (Online& Weekend) from 28th Aug. to 26th Sept. 2021
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, under its FTII_Online initiative announces Basic Smartphone Film Making Course (Online & Weekend).
Following are the details in this regard;
(1) Name of the Course: Basic Course in Smartphone Film Making (Online & Weekend)
(2) Dates: 28th Aug. to 26th Sept. 2021 (05 weekends, 10 days, only on Saturdays & Sundays)
i.e on 28 – 29 Aug., 4 – 5, 11 – 12, 18 – 19 & 25 – 26 Sept. 2021
(3) Timings:10 am to 12 noon and 3 pm to 5 pm (Indian Standard Time – IST) – 04 hrs per day
(4) Max. no. of participants:40 (Course will be conducted only if min. strength of 32 participants is reached)
(5) Age:18 years & above as on 01st Aug. 2021
(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
(9) Per Participant Course fee: Rs 10,400/- for Indian Nationals and Rs 31,200/- for others i.e Foreigners, NRI, OCI etc. and those Indian nationals who are presently staying outside India. Course fee is inclusive of GST. 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: 16th Aug 2021, 6 pm IST. Application submitted after due date & time will not be considered.
(12) Selection Criteria: On First – Come – First – Served Basis. Selection emails will 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 4 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 5 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: Ajmal Jami
Ajmal Jami is a practising professional in the field of visual communication with a diverse range of work. An AJK MCRC graduate, his body of work, spread across over three decades, has garnered multiple awards and spanned the range from hard news often in war zones and conflict areas to documentaries, institutional and promotional films to fiction, soft features and shows.
As Cinematographer, Filmmaker, Photographer, he has worked on prestigious projects for national and international organisations. As head of department - camera at NDTV, he helmed the camera team for over a decade and was part of the core team responsible for visual content including the later planning and implementation of the smartphone model as the bedrock of visual content gathering.
He now works on select documentary and other projects. Among his more recent long format work is a one hour documentary produced by Films Division on Baba Farid, the mystic revered by Muslims and Sikhs alike, and a documentary on the Kerala floods aired on Discovery channel.
He also conducts workshops on different aspects of television programming and film making. As FTII - SKIFT faculty, he has held workshops on Smartphone Filmmaking across India.
(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 “B9 Basic Course in Smartphone Film Making Weekend”. 
6. Fill-up the application form with requisite details and proceed for payment.
7. Make necessary payment of Rs 10,400/- OR Rs 31,200/- 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 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
Introduction to the language of cinema 
Its basic building blocks – shots. Terminology, psychology and grammar
The process of seeing and imagining in terms of this language of picture and sound 
Composition and aesthetics 
The smartphone as a device to translate this and give it form 
Functionalities of the phone camera, controls and usage 
Accessories for filming and usage 
Light, its meaning and importance, working with light and colour
Optimizing usage of available light and working with basic lights
Sound and its significance, usage of sound. Recording audio
Linkages of picture and sound – shots, scenes, sequences.
Editing audio and video on device 
Developing a storyline. Script and storyboard 
Ideation, planning of final film project
Shooting and editing of film project 
Screening and review 
There will be accompanying screening of illustrative material and films and shooting and editing exercises with Q & A and pointers