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Learn the art of filmmaking

delhi Updated: Jul 27, 2012 00:53 IST
Harsimran Singh
Art of filmmaking

If you are fascinated with the art of filmmaking and are keen to pursue it as well, there are a number of workshops in the city that offer quick courses in the particular field. The duration of the courses range from a week to one month. We bring to you five filmmaking workshops that are being organised in the Capital in the next 20 days, which can provide you with all the qualities of becoming a director.

Cinema Calling
An acting and film training institute, Mark 5 is organising a filmmaking workshop for cinema enthusiasts in the city. In this workshop, the trainers claim to take filmmaking out of the classroom to more refreshing locations where participants will be given a hands-on experience and knowledge of working on a film. When: July 27

Where: Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi Shooting Location: Corbett National Park)
Course Fee: R54,000/- (All Inclusive)
Tel: 09971988936

Film Appreciation: Richard Allen Workshop
If you want to attain some in-depth knowledge of filmmaking, then attend this workshop, which will be taken by Richard Allen, Chairman of the Department of Cinema Studies, NYU.

When: July 31 - Aug 12
Timings: Weekdays - 6.30pm onwards; Weekends - 10am onwards
Where: Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Delhi
Fees: For Habitat Film Club members - R5,000, for non-members - R8,000 Registrations: www.Bookmyshow.com

Intense Filmmaking Workshop
While most filmmaking classes are for adults, this one is for children up to 16 years of age. The workshop is being organised by a production company called Dreaming Child Productions (DCP). This will take place next month. “This workshop will help children in exploring their talent, gaining exposure, and creating their own short films,” says Mahima Kaur, Director of DCP. Exposure trips across NCR and seminar by professionals in the field are the main highlights of this workshop.
When: August 20 - September 12
Timings: Classes twice a week on Monday and Wednesdays.
Where: B - 16, First floor, Maharani Bagh, New Delhi; Fees: R12,000
Tel: 9810833300

RK Films and Media Academy
This academy is coming up with a workshop on filmmaking, which will begin next month. “We usually conduct workshops thrice a year after receiving enough registrations. This year, workshops are divided into four different modules, with each module being one week long,” says NC Bansal, Founder-CEO of RKFMA.
When: August 8
Duration: One month
Where: 8A/8, W.E.A, Karol Bagh, Behind MTNL, Pusa Road.
Fees: R10,000 (R2,500 per module); Tel: 09312231374, 09312237583

Foundation in Film Making
The Delhi School of Photography (DSP) is conducting this basic workshop on filmmaking. There will be eight sessions. “We’ll provide introduction to techniques of filmmaking,” says Sandeep Biswas of DSP.
When: July 28 (only weekends)
Timings: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Where: F-11, Kalkaji, New Delhi
Fees: R10,000 + taxes as applicable; Tel: 9871642054