Language is not a barrier for technicians in film-making, says Oscar nominee Alex Rose

In what is possibly a first, three films in as many languages - Telugu, Hindi and English - are being made by students of the Annapurna International School of Film + Media (AIFSM) and Chapman University, a private American varsity in Los Angeles.

The three films under production by the students are ‘Honour’, directed by Rochan Redelinghuys, ‘Proud Mother’ by Shayana and ‘Flown Away’ by Rob. The Directors of Photography for all the three projects and the Editors expressed their satisfaction at being involved in a film when they did not have a clue as to the language.

Describing her experiences in the past fortnight, Alex Rose, a Hollywood producer and Oscar nominee for the film ‘Norma Rae’, on Thursday said their visit to Ahmedabad to shoot the ‘Kite Festival’ was a refreshing experience of a foreign land they had long admired.

Ms. Rose, who is the leader of the group from Chapman University, said there was no language barrier as far as a technician was concerned as film-making basically involved story-telling. However, support to understand dialogues was necessary so that they could motivate the actors to come up with the best of expression, she said.

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