ANDHRA PRADESH

Workshop for budding film-makers

Nurturing talent:Cinematographer M. V. Raghu giving details of a workshop on film-making at a press conference in Visakhapatnam.

Nurturing talent:Cinematographer M. V. Raghu giving details of a workshop on film-making at a press conference in Visakhapatnam.  

Noted cinematographer and director M.V. Raghu, in association with Vizag Film Society (VFS), will organise a five-day workshop from June 1 at Narla Venkateswara Rao Bhavan in Seethammadhara in the city.

Addressing a press conference along with VFS honorary secretary Narava Prakasa Rao on Thursday, Mr. Raghu said the workshop dealing with basics would give a good idea of all the aspects of film-making. The main aspects of camera, lenses, lighting, graphics and sound would be dealt with in the workshop. Using lenses according to lighting, mood and editing techniques will also form a part.

The first three days will be devoted to theory and display, the fourth day for field visit with shooting using cranes and other equipment with a visit to Rama Naidu Studio and on the fifth day. Those attending the workshop will be asked to shoot on their own.

Mr. Raghu said the training would expose those interested in film-making to the technique so that they could use their resources effectively. With digital technology making cinema an accessible medium, several youth interested in film-making are shooting short films but without basic awareness. People with such goals could hone their skills with the knowledge of film-making techniques and make better films. “One must understand the language and grammar of cinema to communicate effectively in the medium,” he felt. Youth with the knowledge of film-making now have an opportunity with a number of short film and documentary festivals. Mr. Raghu, a guest faculty in Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Central University of Hyderabad and Annapurna International School of Film and Media, said the festivals open the window of getting noticed by commercial film-makers. Even the short films being made are cast in the mould of commercial films. He singled out ‘Adwaitam' for standing out. He, however, regretted the wane in making documentaries. Mr. Prakasa Rao said VFS' sole aim was to promote good cinema and with the objective it had organised a workshop about two years ago. Actor ‘Kallu' Chidambaram, workshop coordinator M.G.V. Prasad and Kurra Vijay Kumar of Future Frames were present.





The first three days will be devoted to theory and display

Field visits will be undertaken on fourth and fifth days


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