Foundation Course in Digital Cinematography in Jaipur from 04th to 26th Nov 2019
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, under its Skilling India in Film & Television (SKIFT) initiative, in association with The Open Space Society (TOSS), Jaipur announces 20 days Foundation Course in Digital Cinematography on TOSS campus, Jaipur.
Following are the details in this regard;
(1)Dates: 04th to 26th Nov. 2019 (20 days excluding Sundays)
(2)Timings: 8.00 am to 7.00 pm
(3)Total No. of participants: 24 (Course will be conducted only if min. strength of 22 is reached)
(4)Age: Participants must be 18 years or above in age as on 01st Nov. 2019
(6)Venue: The Open Space Society (TOSS), 142, Frontier Colony, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur – 302 004
(7)Fees: Rs 42,000/- per participant (Demand Draft to be drawn in favour of “Accounts Officer, Film & TV Institute of India, Pune”, and must be payable at Pune)
(8)Last date to apply: 24th Oct 2019 by 4 pm
(9)Course Director (Faculty Member): Shri A S Kanal
(10)How to apply: Download application form from websites of FTII or TOSS. Fill in all details, attach Demand Draft of Rs 42,000/- and send it by speed post/ courier or deliver it in person to
Ms Shilpi Batra Advani,
The Open Space Society (TOSS),
142, Frontier Colony,
Jaipur –302 004
so as to reach on or before 24th Oct 2019 by 4 pm.”
(11)On envelope of application at top left, write “Application for Foundation Course in Digital Cinematography”. Incomplete applications, applications without required Demand Draft, applications received after due date & time etc will be rejected.
(12)Medium of Instructions: The medium of instruction would be mainly English and partly Hindi. Participants are expected to have adequate knowledge of English and/ or Hindi as regards to reading, writing & speaking.
(13) Selection Criteria: First – Come – First – Served basis. However, course will be conducted only if the minimum strength of 22 participants is reached. Selected candidates would be communicated by email. Course fees of the selected candidates will be non – refundable under any circumstances. Demand Drafts of non–selected candidates would be returned within 07 days.
(14) Certificates: All participants would be given participation certificate on successful completion of the course. Minimum 90% attendance is mandatory.
(15) Accommodation: Outstation participants may please note TOSS, Jaipur may facilitate for accommodation in Jaipur on additional payment. Please contact Ms Shilpi Batra, 9610082222, firstname.lastname@example.org for the same.
(16) Queries: For any queries contact following persons;
(i) At TOSS, Jaipur, Ms Shilpi Batra, 9610082222, email@example.com
(ii) At FTII, Pune, Prof. Sandeep Shahare – 9923242654, firstname.lastname@example.org
(17) About Course Director: Shri A S Kanal
•Diploma in Cinema (1969-72) in Motion Picture Photography from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
•MA in Educational Communication
•Full-bright Scholarship in Communication Technology 1990-91
•AIBD course in Lighting for Television
•Cinematographer for a number of feature films, short films, ad films, documentaries and television series / programs (for directors like Sai Paranjpye, Amal Allana, Kailash Surendranath, Vishal Bhandari, Vinod Ganatra, Ravi Guptan, Jayashree Kanal, Jerry Pinto, G.S.Chani etc.)
•Executive Producer and Cinematographer for two feature films made for Children’s Film Society, India
•Produce & Direct social massage films( drama & documentary), corporate films
•Established `Vikshi Institute of Media Studies' in 1995. Conducts short courses in Cinematography (Film as well as Digital), Digital Film Production, and Editing. Organize and conduct advance workshops on Motion Picture Photography and Arri Alexa. So far we have conducted 44+ courses in electronic cinematography, 25+ courses in digital film production, 17+ courses in editing. 6+ workshops in motion picture/ digital cinema photography.
•Taught Cinematography & Television Production at FTII from 1980 - 1995. Now, visiting faculty at a number of institutes
•Edited & published a book `Cinematographer's Handbook : Film & Video' (2nd edition in 2008)
•Initiated, Founder Editor Technical Journal `Lensight' at the FTII and edited it from 1991 – 1995
•Have developed curricula for a proposed Master level course in Digital Cinema. EXECUTIVE BRIEF ready.
•Contributed to syllabus / curriculum for Cinema inputs for a number of universities / institutes teaching Video Production
•Member Board of Studies –State University of Performing and Visual Arts Haryana
•Jury member for 59th National Film Awards
•For ICE Short Film Festival
•Jury member Indian Panorama India International Film Festival 2015
Honored by Sri Lanka Foundation Digital Film Academy for contribution to the field of film
(17) Course Contents: The course will have daily around 1 -1 & ½ hours of theory, around 6 - 8 hours of practical & around 1 - 2 hours of preview of exercises and discussions. The course will cover language of cinema that a cinematographer must know. The course will be around following points;
Introductory Modules covering basics of Digital Cinematography
1.Role of Cinematographer
3.Explanation of what is a FRAME, SHOT, SCENE, IMAGE SIZE
7.Types of Camera movements, their need
9.Nature of light and light measurement,
10.Photographic Lamps and fixtures, Light controls,
11.Photographic Filters (CTB, CTO and ND)
12.Exposure Control – iris, ISO and light level,
13.Subject and Lighting Contrast (Ratio/Portraiture Lighting)
14.Importance of background lighting;
15.Lenses (I) Focal length, Aperture, Depth of field
16.Lenses(II) Depth of Focus, Back-focus,
17.Digital Camera (I) –basic functions and controls – viewfinder, zebra, lowlight, auto/manual iris, auto/manual focus, white balance, ISO settings
18.Lenses(III) Visual Perspective,
19.Digital Camera (II) – Gain, Shutter, Pedestal, Details
20.Matching Indoors with Out-doors,
21.Digital Camera (III) – Gamma, Black Stretch, DCC, Dynamic Range, HDR
22.Digital Camera (IV) – Sensor – Size & Type, Pixel Size, A/D conversion, Color sampling
23.Signal Quality (signal to noise ratio)
24.Lighting Moving Characters
25.Photographic film and Motion Picture Camera
26.Lighting Specular objects
29.Interview techniques – EFP lighting,
Practical: Lighting & Camera Operations to be conducted parallel to each other
1.Composing for different shots – images sizes
2.Shooting a 4 shot exercise (silent, single character) – following the principles of matching action from shot to shot. Exercises to be edited and previewed
3.Shooting a 6 shot exercise(silent, single character) – following the principles of matching action from shot to shot and imaginary line, Exercises to be edited and previewed
4.Shooting a 8 shot exercise (silent, two characters) – following the principles of matching action from shot to shot and imaginary line, Exercises to be edited and previewed.
5.Demonstration of High-end cameras, lighting tools, light meter, 3 point lighting
6.Assessing the sensitivity of digital camera
7.Lighting portraiture - ratio lighting – using light meter
8.Matching indoors with outdoors
9.Lighting Moving character
10.Lighting specular object
11.Source lighting , camera operation exercises on track trolley
12.Lighting for a scene – maintaining lighting continuity
* It may please be noted that above topics/ arrangements are indicative in nature and may be changed/ omitted etc.
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