‘Documentary Filmmaking’ workshop begins at Media Complex

Gautam Chakraborty to train media students

Srinagar: With an aim to introduce media students to the aesthetics of documentary making, Arasta Trust in collaboration with Department of Information and Public Relation, Jammu and Kashmir Government is organizing 15-Day workshop on documentary filmmaking which began here today.

During the first day of workshop, noted filmmaker and teacher, Gautam Chakraborty introduced students to the fundamentals of documentary making, photography, videography and audio recording. He also discussed with students filmmaking techniques and approaches.

The workshop which is scheduled from 3rd October 2017 to 15th October 2017, would expose students to the screening and analysis of selected portions of canonical and other important, relevant films and whole film, hands-on techno-aesthetic lessons, making presentations, exercises, projects and classroom, lab-based practical exercises with pre-generated customized rushes and self –generated footage including outdoor shooting and making of a documentary proposal, pitch.

While talking to aspiring filmmakers, Chakraborty said that the documentaries have never been hotter or more commercially promising—whether you are looking for a career or are out to change the world. 

The workshop is being attended by media students from Media Education Research Centre (MERC) University of Kashmir, Department of Journalism, Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Department of Journalism, Government Degree College, Baramulla, Department of Journalism, Government College for Women, Srinagar, Department of Journalism, Government Degree College Anantnag.

Gautam Chakraborty is alumni of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune. He has also acquired diploma in Educational Audiovisual Media Programme from Europe and has been teaching in several premiere institutes including FTII, NID and IIMC.

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