The Department of Visual Media and Communication of Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi conducted a three day film appreciation workshop titled ‘Between Cuts’ from 6th to 8th March, 2014. Renowned Film Director Smt. Anjali Menon inaugurated the workshop. Sampujya Swami Poornamritananda Puri blessed the function and Director, Dr. U Krishnakumar welcomed the gathering.
It was an interactive forum which brought together filmmakers, distinguished artists and accomplished technicians of the industry who shared their experiences. The sessions with the dignitaries helped the students to develop an insight into the different aspects of film making.
Shri Chandramohan, Former Professor and Head of the Acting Department at FTII, Pune introduced the participants to the dynamics of acting. The students actively took part in the session by undertaking various acting assignments.
Shri Prakash Moorthy, celebrated animation filmmaker and Production Designer, a visiting faculty at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad offered an in-depth understanding in multiple facets of animation, different forms of narrative and how related sequences blend into a meaningful story.
Veteran Film Editor, Shri Sreekar Prasad, spoke about the various aspects of film editing and the changing nuances of the craft. Through an interactive session, he provided valuable insights into the significance of film editing.
Shri Lijin Jose, upcoming film director and short film maker, elaborated on the challenges faced by a director with reference to his debut movie Friday. He also shared his views on the vision a director should have about the craft of film making.
Shri Prakash Velayudhan, freelance cinematographer interacted with students regarding the importance of team work in film making. He explained how a cinematographer should work in coordination with the crew. Ad films were screened to explain the role of various visual elements incorporated by the cinematographer to convey the idea to the audience.
Shri Jabbar Kallarackal, acclaimed ad film maker, spoke about the relevance of advertisements in today’s world. A few ad films were screened to explain the execution of advertisements.