COURSE CURRICULUM

THE ART OF CINEMA COURSE IS A SINGLE INTENSIVE COURSE THAT TEACHES ALL ASPECTS OF FILMMAKING. WE ARE LISTING BELOW THE FIVE MODULES THAT ARE TAUGHT IN A CAREFULLY DESIGNED TIMETABLE SO AS TO ACHIEVE A PERFECT BALANCE OF THEORY AND PRACTICE.

PLEASE NOTE - THE FIVE MODULES ARE PART OF A SINGLE COURSE AND NOT DIFFERENT COURSES BEING OFFERED HERE.

Module 1

Film Direction

  • Overview of careers and Avenues in Filmmaking

  • Complete Technical Workflow from Script to Screen

  • Brief overview of Film History

  • Introduction to the idea of Narration in Cinema

  • Cinema as an art of Images

  • Cinema as an Art of Juxtaposed Images

  • Concept of Time in Cinema

  • Concept of Space in Cinema 

  • Problems of Visual Representation

  • Narrative Strategies - Mimesis / Diegesis

  • Strategies for Image Acquisition

  • Single Take vs. Dramatic Analytic Style

  • Elements of Film Style 

  • Grammar of Film Language

  • Shot Break Down

  • Introduction to Continuity

  • Rules of Continuity

  • Optimizing Shot Breakdown

  • Introduction to Mise – en – Scene

  • Elements of Mise – en – Scene

  • Film  Planning

  • Film Budgeting

  • Film Scheduling

  • Film Pitching

  • Film Financing

  • Man Management and Crew Hierarchy

  • Making Call Sheets

  • Making Continuity Sheets

  • Understanding Film Trade

  • Marketing and Distribution New Media

Module 2

Screenwriting

  • Introduction to Script Writing Softwares

  • Introduction to Correct Script Writing Formats

  • Short Story Ideation 

  • How to select subjects for stories

  • Theme + One Para Story Submission

  • Managing Space and time

  • Introduction to Theme

  • Introduction to Plot

  • Introduction to Character

  • How to create plots

  • How to create characters

  • Screenplay writing Assignment - 2 (One-Character One-Space)

  • Submission of Assignment  - 2 (One-Character One-Space)

  • Analysis of Screenplay Writing Assignment - 2

  • Introduction to Fabula/Syuzhet

  • Introduction to Narrative structure

  • Introduction to Canonical Structure of Narratives

  • Introduction to  Non- Linear Structures

  • Creating Subplots

  • Set up and Pay off Structure

  • Using Archetypes, Mythotypes

  • Using Stereo Types

  • Demonstration of Step Outlines

  • Introduction to Hero’s Journey.

  • 12 Step Process of Hero's Journey

  • Save the Cat Beat Sheet

Module 3

Cinematography

  • Introduction to Cinematography

  • Introduction to Visual Literacy

  • Visual Language vs. Phonetic Language

  • Elements of Visual Design

  • Principles of Visual Composition

  • How the Video Camera works

  • The Physics Of Optics

  • Understanding Sensors

  • Understanding CODECS

  • Introduction to Various Camera Formats

  • Introduction to lenses

  • Types of Lenses

  • Focal Length

  • Aperture

  • Shutter Speed

  • Depth of Field

  • Depth of Focus

  • ​Description of Shots based on ​Optical Qualities

  • Description of Shots based on Mechanical Movement

  • Camera Perspective ​

  • Camera Angle

  • Image Magnification 

  • Introduction to Lighting

  • Importance of Lighting in Cinema

  • Different Types of Lights

  • Various Lighting Strategies

  • Colour Temperature

  • Ratio Lighting

  • Shooting in Available Light

  • Practical Demonstration of Lenses

  • Understanding RAW / LOG C

  • Understanding REC 709 

  • Understanding LUT

  • Introduction to DI

Module 4

Editing

  • Introduction to Editing

  • Brief Overview of Entire Editing Workflow

  • Understanding the Concept of Juxtaposition

  • Introduction to Editing Scenes

  • Maintaining unity of Space, Time & Action

  • Introduction to Classical Continuity

  • Aims and Objectives of Classical Continuity.

  • Rules of Continuity

  • Intra Cutting

  • Inter Cutting

  • Relational Editing

  • Positional Relational Directional Continuity

  • Understanding Eye line Match

  • Continuity in movement.

  • Types of Match Cuts

  • How to break Continuity

  • Introduction to FCP and Premiere Pro

  • Basic Operations on NLE's

  • Ingestion of Rushes

  • Transcoding From RAW to Editable Rushes

  • Printing on Screen Metadata​​

  • Understanding Codecs

  • Editing Action Sequences

  • Editing Comic Sequences

  • Editing Montages

  • Working with VFX

  • Working with Graphics

  • Introduction to Modern Approach to Continuity

  • Understanding Fugue Moment

  • New understanding of Cutting Patterns

  • Completion of Editing

  • Exporting Worklow 

Module 5

Audiography

  • Introduction to Sound Recording.

  • Physics of Sound Recording

  • Introduction to Sound Design

  • Elements of Sound Design.

  • Analysis of Sound Design.

  • Introduction to Microphones

  • Introduction to Digital Recorders

  • Setting up Microphones during the Shoot

  • Operating the boom rod

  • Demonstration of Boom Rod Operation

  • Introduction to Audio Post Production

  • Introduction to Studio Recordings

  • Evaluation of Sync Sound Tracks

  • Use of ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement)

  • Introduction to DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

  • Introduction to Digital Audio Softwares (Audition, Audacity, Pro Tools, Logic)

  • Ingestion into DAW

  • Using OMF (Open Media Files)

  • Conforming Tracks

  • Track Layering

  • Foley Effects

  • Ambience Effects

  • Dialogue Tracks (Sync + ADR)

  • Music (Pre-Shoot + Background Music)

  • Track Management

  • Pre – Mix of Tracks

  • Final Mixing