FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS

We offer summer courses and weekend workshops in filmmaking for individuals; and customised training for organisations. The programmes are designed and conducted by Kavita Joshi, an award winning filmmaker and an alumnus of FTII Pune. The workshops are held in Delhi (south); and in other cities on invitation.

SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS • WEEKEND OPTIONS • CUSTOMISED TRAINING FOR ORGNS



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I. INTENSIVE PROGRAMME IN FILMMAKING (SUMMER)
If you've always wanted to make a short film but didn't know where to start, this course is perfect for you. Intensive and very practical, it helps you make a short film from concept to completion. In the process, you grasp the essentials of film craft, be it directing, camerawork, sound or editing. You are mentored at every stage by filmmakers.

    • Course conducted by FTII alumni
    • Suitable for beginners - students and working persons
    • 17 to 50+ years, functional knowledge of English
    • Cameras and equipment will be provided
 
6 WEEKS IN THE SUMMER BREAK  
SPECIAL OFFERS FOR STUDENTS

APPLY NOW! ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT:
For a free Infobook & Application Form, CLICK HERE



II. THE CRAFT OF DOCUMENTARY (1/2 DAY, FREE WORKSHOP) 
People often think that documentaries are merely about an "issue" and the "message". However, even as the documentary engages with the world around us, it is also an art form like other kinds of cinema. This workshop de-constructs a documentary to reveal how elements of film-craft – cinematography, sound design, editing and the narrative structure – all work towards creating meaning, mood and impact.
   •  The documentary used in the session will be Tales from the Margins and other clips.
   •  Kindly note that this workshop does not involve any shooting or hands-on work.
FIRST BATCH HELD ON 12TH APRIL. FUTURE BATCHES ON REQUEST.
For a free Infobook, CLICK HERE



III. FILM DIRECTION 101: 3 DAYS
Grasp the essentials of the director's craft - from shot taking to actor handling and more. Learn how to tell a story well through the audio visual language. Conceive, develop and shoot short videos yourself to learn film direction hands-on. All in just 3 intensive days. 

Pl note that the next batch will be held on request, in late May or early August. For a free Infobook & Application Form, CLICK HERE



OTHER UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

    • DSLR FOR FILMMAKING: 3 DAYS 
Aimed at anyone with a basic grasp of shooting or still photography who now wants to start shooting video with Digital SLR cameras. You discover the pros and cons of DSLRs as video cameras; learn about sound sync on DSLRs; and post-production workflows. In 3 packed days, you learn to get the best results from a DSLR.
Dates to be announced soon. Be sure to let us know if you are interested in this workshop.


    • ESSENTIALS OF SCREENWRITING: 2 DAYS 
Do you have a great idea for a film but don't know how to translate it into the audio-visual language of cinema? This workshop aimed at all creative individuals who wish to get jump-started in writing for the screen.
Dates to be announced soon. Be sure to let us know if you are interested in this workshop.


    • ESSENTIALS OF FILM LIGHTING: 3 DAYS 
Light impacts the mood of a shot. It's not just a cinematographer's tool – every filmmaker and media artist needs to know how to use lighting effectively. This workshop is aimed at early career filmmakers; media artists; students; and all members of the public wishing to gain essential skills for video production.
Dates to be announced soon. Be sure to let us know if you are interested in this workshop.


    • FILM EDITING 101, INCL. FCP: APRIL 24-25-26. FUTURE BATCHES ONLY ON REQUEST
There is a common misconception that editing is just the knowledge of some software. Editing lies at the heart of filmmaking. It is the art of where and when to cut, and requires an understanding of film grammar and storytelling techniques. This workshop is aimed at amateur directors, aspiring editors and anyone who'd like to understand editing to make more powerful films. In addition to the art of editing, the workshop will also include an introduction to the essentials of Final Cut Pro (FCP 7). It will cover the basics of formats, transcoding, input and output.


    • CAMERAWORK 101: MARCH, 3 DAYS: FUTURE BATCHES ONLY ON REQUEST
Every film needs not only a strong story, but also powerful camerawork. This workshop is packed with inputs that help you handle the camera confidently and well. From good composition to correct exposure to creative use of the lens and more, this workshop enhances your camera skills right away.

For a free Infobook + Applic Form, or to request a workshop, CLICK HERE


VI. CUSTOMISED TRAINING FOR GROUPS
Organisations and groups have very specific training needs. We design training courses targeted exactly to your team's requirement. Courses can range from a day to a month; can be held on your premises if required; and may be in Delhi or elsewhere.

   We've designed customised workshops for:
    • Adobe India
    • Skillshare International
    • Chetana Media Institute, Thrissur
    • IIT Kanpur
    • Intl Assn of Women in Radio and Television
      and others

If you'd like customised training for your team, drop us a mail at: impulsemail AT gmail DOT com



REDUCED FEE FOR STUDENTS  •  SPL. WAIVERS TO APPLICANTS FROM DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS



CONTACT US: IMPULSEMAIL AT GMAIL DOT COM