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Digital Filmmaking

  

“Film is the greatest teacher, because it teaches not only through the brain, but through the whole body”
- Vsevolod Pudovkin

 


Industry Exposure

 

Vision

In the India of today, manifestations of the media are both varied and numerous. The growth rates of the Film and Television sectors are escalating at a rapid pace providing an ideal opportunity for employment. The projected growth rates of the Film and Television industries are 11.5% and 12.7% respectively. Together these two industries constitute a 500 INR billion plus market size.

This course is envisioned to create technically competent professionals, who are reflective and critical about their practice. It aims to initiate learners into an engaging media culture that addresses the needs of the present-day media scenario. The program aspires to provide the media and entertainment industry with quality technical artists specialized in various areas of filmmaking.

We train students so that they have added opportunities for employment across the spectrum of the media and entertainment sector with particular emphasis to - film, television and social communication.
 

Sector

Media and Entertainment

The three years of this program align with the Levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 of NSQF guidelines and creates skilled employees for the Media and Entertainment sector.
 

Overview

The Digital Filmmaking course lays an emphasis on practical skill building on multi-leveled technology platforms augmented with theoretical sessions through a variety of teaching approaches. A strong understanding of the history of the moving image and sound creates a contextual framework from within which skill, technology and aesthetics are situated.

The course offers the student departmental exercises, interdepartmental exercises, semester ending projects and a final capstone project. The course is unique in that it works closely with media production units in the field exposing students constantly to real world learning and understanding.

 


Project shoot in Wayanad, Kerala

 

Course Structure

The core principles that govern the design of the unit are as follows:

Mastery Learning with Guided Practice breaks down competences or skills into subskills, methods and techniques. Through targets taught through modelling and direct instruction followed by guided and independent practice, mastery of core competences and skills are achieved.

Work Related Learning is the co-design of opportunities/projects by industry based professionals or employers or other stakeholders on the one hand and faculty on the other. Guided and facilitated by mentors this space allows for future employers to participate in the learner’s journey.

Industry Linkages includes both exposure, orientation and direct interactive learning in real time contexts. This is towards specific jobs and roles, as well as work experience within each course’s respective industrial sector. Linkages between academic institutions and creative industries is inclusive of both economic and social benefits of innovation.

Fab. Ateliers builds on the values of thinking, modelling and making to challenging design contexts drawn from indigenous knowledge and / or tools from digital technology.

Public Labs are open spaces that foster DIY thinking along with citizen science and other initiatives to build a culture of learning that is self-initiated, independent and collaborative. Public Labs are open to all learners for purposes of self-study, learning, archiving and developing personal interests in technologies.

Bootcamps foster accelerated learning of concepts, skills and technologies that are directly linked to either employable, entrepreneurial or livelihood based skills. Working through immersion, with a focus on hands-on problem solving and peer learning rather than instruction.

Hackathons can range from competitions or events over days to half-day jams or a one day hack-fest. This format encourages brainstorming, pitching of concepts, working in teams and also planning projects as well as development of prototypes.

 

Pathways

Digital Filmmaking offers a choice of four pathways. After one year of study, students can choose any one pathway.

 

Enquiry

For more information, write to michael.joseph@manipal.edu

 


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