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DIPLOMA COURSES:

One year Diploma in Film Studies is catered to feed the need of film industries requirements. Also University and expertise designed course curriculum makes the student to suit the academic culture.

  • DIPLOMA IN DIRECTION
  • DIPLOMA IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • DIPLOMA IN EDITING
  • DIPLOMA IN SOUND

DIPLOMA IN DIRECTION

Direction deals with the art of communicating to the public. In effect it deals with the art of Film Making. Apart from teaching basic technical elements of film making, we, through this course offer vast and ‘in – depth ‘ know – how on Screenplay Writing( which includes types of narratives and styles of narration, from conventional plot structure to ‘freeky’ non – linear narrations) and Film Direction (which includes basic film grammar, methods of film making varying from Aesthetic films to Commercial ones, with a lot of practical exercises) taking variety of references from the cinema of the world. Though our institute is a simple and humble one, our coaching is “Sincere and Serious” keeping International Standards in mind. “From Artistic Ecstasy to Cinematic Excellence! Director Francis Ford Cupola (God Father Fame) told to Director George Lucas (Star Wars Fame) when the later was a Film Student.

“If you want to direct, you got to write”, we in our Direction Department tell our students:

“If you want to write, you got to read” Yes. Our objective is to make our students read a lot before attempting to write film scripts, and make them see a lot of world cinema before attempting direct a scene, sequence or a film. Starting with technical knowledge, Continuing with practical training and enriching with creativity, our aim is to make our students understand the language called CINEMA.

MODULE 1

  • Introduction to Cinema – Media – Medium– development of media
  • Cinematic Expressions - Terminology – intellectual perceptions – commercial possibilities
  • History of cinema and development of cinema – digital invasion
  • Film genre - setting – mood – deciding elements of film genre with reference to early Greek tragedy
  • Concept – premise
  • Construction of a script – 4c’s of screenplay
  • Basic shot divisions and angles arrangements of elements in a shot
  • PROJECT I – AFFM (Application of fundamentals in film making)

MODULE II

  • Plot structure –plot point – plot device
  • Conflict – types and varieties
  • Scene - shot – sequence
  • Cue – match cut
  • PROJECT II – Directorial Practice – learning continuity – live recording – facing it’s challenges – valuing ambience sound

MODULE III

  • Constructive editing – juxta position – soviet montage
  • Rules of cutting – preferences in editing
  • Parallel cutting – cross cutting – dynamic cutting – cutting in action
  • Smash cut – jump cut
  • Writing a original scene with multiple emotions
  • PROJECT III – Scene Practice – Practicing the miniature version of a movie – experiencing dubbing , mixing and track posting

MODULE IV

  • Styles of film making – narration – narrative – act structure – mono myth
  • Non – linear narration
  • Meta film
  • Anthology film – romance clef
  • Neo realism – new wave
  • Realism – sur - realism – social sur- realism – dogme film
  • Documentary – Expository – observatory – participatory – docu’s
  • PROJECT IV – Documentary / Ad fim
  • PROJECT V – Short Film

After this module, a student will be able to accommodate himself in film or media production as a Director.

DIPLOMA IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

Cinematography can be defined as the art of capturing moments in celluloid medium to say more capturing lively moments and latest technology has extended this ART to digital medium. Despite of the medium used, the finest part of cinematography is blended with faces of different types of art, which helps to explain cinematography as the epitome of expression.

Learning cinematography as a technology gives the technician the essence of using different aspects of this art to make a remarkable persistence in the mind of the audience’s little pinch of love a passion towards this art of cinematography would really bring out the tune of the real masterpiece. In CHENNAI FILM SCHOOL more care has been given to bound with a complete package of education system which embeds both theoretical and practical knowledge in hands. Spending a year in learning at gives a pious experience which makes you completely back packed with all the tools of this trade right from exposure to projection to make you survive in the competitive industry. We help you gain knowledge from experienced and qualified expertise in area of Direction,Cinematography,Editing and Sound. Infrastructure of our schools helps you to gain experience from basic SLR camera to movie camera,the syllabus is fine tuned to suit the need of the industry.

SCOPE

Recent updates shows that there is a vast need of technician in media industry particularly as a cinematographer you can kick start your career in field of Advertising,Media ,Film production,Web media, Satellite Channels.

Our students are certified by state government to ensure them qualified for government jobs and get membership in film bodies like SICA. One year training program in Cinematography is designed to suit the industry requirements. The student will be trained under four modules.

MODULE 1

  • Understanding the principles of imaging science
  • Exploring the art of photography and its application in film making
  • Handheld experience on various formats of Digital SLR camera
  • Film Appreciation – Part I
  • PROJECT I - Project focusing on shots and composition

After completing this module a student will be able to understand the basic language of cinema and appreciate the art of cinematography as primary film language.

MODULE II

  • Exploring the principles of motion picture imaging science
  • Experience with different format of video cameras
  • TV production – NEW’s Documentary – live shows
  • PROJECT II – A silent picture experimenting with narrative cinematography.

After this module, a student will be able to co – ordinate with the director and other technicians and appreciate his skillsets in demand to the story.

MODULE III

  • Training with basic lighting equipments
  • Workshop with Digital motion picture camera – Red Mx
  • Understanding filters and digital filters
  • Digital Film Making – Digital SLR
  • Experience on various exposing techniques
  • Thesis presentation
  • PROJECT III – Emphasizing light and camera movements

After this module a student will be ready to experiment with various cinematographic --------- with film making.

MODULE IV

  • Advanced / lighting technologies
  • Chromo key (Green Matt) lighting
  • Advertisement cinematography
  • Special effects cinematography
  • Digital Imaging Technology
  • PROJECT IV – Ad film / Documentary
  • PROJECT V – Short Film

After this module, a student will be able to accommodate himself in film or media production as a Cinematographer.

DIPLOMA IN EDITING

Editing is an art of “Storytelling”’ and latterly referred as the “invisible art”. Editing Art is must for both print and Visual Medium. It is a part of the process of Film Making. It involves the selection and Combination of Shot into sequence to give perfect timing.

Editing is a backbone of Film. Film Editing is art, techniques and practice of assembling of footage. A Editor must creatively work with the layers of images, story, dialogue, music, pacing as well as the actors performances. Editor’s usually play a dynamic role in the film making. All aspects like Cinematographer, Art Director, Dance Master, fight master, Sound recordist etc..

MODULE I

  • Introduction of Editing
  • History of Editing
  • Basic cuts & transitions
  • PROJECT I - AFFM (Application of fundamentals in film making)

MODULE II

  • Montages – cropping – scaling – positioning
  • Syncing Audio
  • 180 rules – cutting scene
  • Various types of cuts
  • PROJECT II – Directorial Practice – Song practice and pre-scoring

MODULE III

  • Creating feel
  • Multi layer Editing
  • Multi clip Editing
  • PROJECT III – Scene practice

MODULE IV

  • Green Matte- blue matte removing
  • Motion tracking – Manual effects
  • Arranging on linear and non – linear
  • PROJECT IV – AD film – song - documentary
  • PROJECT V – Short film (DTS mixing)

After this module, a student will be able to accommodate himself in film or media production as a Editor.

DIPLOMA IN SOUND

Becoming a Sound Engineer is possible only with all round knowledge of Film Dubbing, Effects , Recording, Music Recording, Song recording and Mixing and then live recording than just understanding the basic theory and practicals.

Students will learn how to work in various media like Film , Television, Radio Station. Students will gain knowledge in the field of Mixer both Analogue and Digital , Softwares like Nuendo and Pro- tools, Live Recording, Dubbing practice etc…

MODULE 1

  • Basic acoustic – acoustical and sound designing
  • Strong base in analog
  • Studio designing
  • Microphone sensitivity and polar pattern – phantom power
  • Pyscho acoustic and monitoring system
  • 35mm projector threading and operating practice
  • PROJECT I – Recording practice without picture reference and song recording

MODULE II

  • Auxilary send and returns
  • Architecture of mixing console
  • How to record great sounding vocals using EQ on vocals
  • Recording practice without picture reference
  • Recording skills
  • Routing of tracks in Analog mixing console
  • PROJECT II – Single and multi track recording on the shooting spot(Live)

MODULE III

  • Introduction to Nuendo
  • Introduction of audio equipment used in studio and live recording
  • Using various – plug ins
  • Premix and mixing
  • Routing of tracks in OIV digital mixing console
  • PROJECT III - Various stages of production – Dubbing, Effects recording, Music recording, Editing - Processing – Mixing - Mastering

MODULE IV

  • Demonstration of multitrack recording and mixing
  • Introduction of Protools
  • Mixing and mastering
  • The art of mixing
  • Musical sound and noise – song and music recording techniques
  • Field trip to Doordarshan and radio stations for a live experience
  • Educational tour for live recording practice
  • PROJECT IV – Documentary – Jingles
  • PROJECT V – Short film (DTS mixing)

After this module, a student will be able to accommodate himself in film or media production as a Audiographer.

FORMAT OF PRACTICAL CLASSES

PRACTICAL PROJECT

The completion of course in our Institution is evidently marked by the short film which will be making at the end of the course as the final project. To enable to make this students will be given the following practicals to gain sufficient practical knowledge in the art of film making thereafter.

  1. Directorial Practice
  2. Scene Practice
  3. Song Practice
  4. Documentary

DIRECTORIAL PRACTICE

In this practice, a Direction student is given training in writing a scene and dividing it into shots, learning the arrangements of elements in a frame followed by Editing and Dubbing to achieve a final Quickie film. The Cinematography students practice shooting the same in Digital movie cameras and Editing students practice editing the same through modern edit softwares(AVID/ FCP) and Sound students practice dubbing/ RR posting balancing and mixing of audio tracks through modern sound softwares (NUENDO/PROTOOLS).

To do this practical the students of all the departments are given proper training by the concerned departments throughout the month of December. To do these practicals themselves during the month of January, the students should have obtained clearance certificates failing to do so will make them unable to do the practical which will put him in a fatal minus point to pursue his course effectively.

SCENE PRACTICE

With the experience and knowledge gained by the above mentioned practicals, the student will make a SCENE with multiple emotions based on which his capacity as a script writer and director will be evaluated.

SONG PRACTICE

In this the student will picturise a film song on the lines of mainstream cinema and edit the same utilizing all the modern editing techniques.

NEWS SUMMARY

In this practice, the student will be asked to practice, how to present a news item in a cinematic way.

A Direction student is given training in writing a scene and dividing it into shots, learning the arrangements of elements in a frame followed by Editing and Dubbing to achieve a final Quickie film. The Cinematography students practice shooting the same in Digital movie cameras and Editing students practice editing the same through modern edit softwares(AVID/ FCP) and sound students practice dubbing/ RR posting balancing and mixing of audio tracks through modern sound softwares (NUENDO/PROTOOLS).

DIPLOMA FILM PROJECT

Each student will be a member of an unit and each unit will write the script, shoot it,edit and add sound and submit it as their project work for their Examination.

DIPLOMA EXAM PAPERS

  1. PAPER I - THEORY – INTRODUCTION IN FILM MAKING
  2. PAPER II – THEORY – SPECIALISATION (DIRECTION/CINEMATOGRAPHY/EDITING/SOUND)
  3. PAPER III – PRACTICAL – FUNDAMENTALS IN FILM MAKING
  4. PAPER IV – PRACTICAL – EVALUATION OF SCENE (LIVE RECORDING) & DIPLOMA FILM (DUBBING)
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