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Every film is made up of hundreds of different shots. Everything in a shot is selected to communicate a specific meaning that contributes to the cinematic storytelling process. Cinematography gives perspectives to the action. When we connect the various shots / images in a sequence the meaning emerges. A student of Cinematography acquires the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to use the camera and related technology to effectively communicate a perspective.
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Professor and HOD - Direction
- Award winning Filmmaker, Film Academician and Film Appreciator with over three decades of experience in making feature length films, documentaries – short and long, Fictional short films and T.V. programs, teaching, writing criticism and the theoretical aspects about it.
- Conducted workshops at FTII (Pune), Whistling Woods International (Mumbai), LV Prasad Film Institute (Chennai), Sarojini Naidu School of Communication(Hyderabad) among others.
- Selection Committee member for commissioning of Documentaries and short films for Films Division (FD), Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS), Madhya Pradesh; Language and Culture Department (LAC), Government of Himachal Pradesh; and Rough Cut Committee at Films Division
- Chairman, Jury and pre-selection jury at various film festivals.
Member of faculty for Direction
- A filmmaker, writer, editor, researcher and an academician.
- Studied Direction and Screenplay Writing from Film and Television Institute of India and Master of Arts, Film Studies, Jadavpur University.
- His film ‘Bhumigat’, won the Special Jury Prize at Indian film festival of Bhubaneshwar, 2019.
- Has been actively involved as an editor and associate on a documentary film, Toward Happy Alleys, which reflects on the condition of women in Iran.
- Chief Assistant Director of a French Production named ’Kolkata, 8:30a.m.’, directed by Adriano Valerio, Associate Director in ‘A knock on the door’, directed by Ranjan Palit, currently editing a documentary on ‘Tiger Widows in Sunderban’ while working on a feature length script.
- Has conducted various workshops on Direction and Editing
- Interests include humane stories and folktales.
Mr. Zaid Ali Khan
Member of Faculty for Film Direction
- Alumnus Central Film School, London
- Successfully released his first Feature Film, ‘Khwaabb’ in 2014 and has worked on several award-winning documentaries and corporate films
- His recent international collaborations include work with The Economist, UK and a Canadian Netflix Documentary
Mr. Raman Iyer
Head of Department
- Alumnus FTII, Pune
- Over 20 years of experience in Television and Film Industry as a Director of Photography
- Won best Cinematography awards for short films telecasted on regional TV channels in 2003 and 2005.
- Accredited as DP for feature films in Malayalam, documentaries, television shorts, and commercials.
Annapurna College is the only film school that offers dual specialisation. Direction + Editing / Cinematography/ Sound/ Script writing/ Production. And there is a reason for it. In the Industry, successful directors have often started their career either in the technical fields (Editing / Cinematography / Sound), as a Scriptwriter or as a Line Producer. Over a period of time, they have gained experience, gained expertise, polished their skills, built their teams and are ready to direct a film. The Industry is tough and demanding. A dual specialisation means dual skills – something that will help you start off your career and build it to your role of a director. Names to consider are Santosh Sivan (DOP and now Director), Sanjay Leela Bhansali/ Vidhu Vinod Chopra (Editing and now Director), Sriram Raghavan (Script Writer and now Director). We not just attempt placements for our students; but also ensure that we support them in building their career.
It is good to hear that you have absolute clarity on what you want to do and we do hope that you will be able to do so. Annapurna College has a process that needs to be adhered to. There is a SET (Specialisation Entrance Test) that will be conducted at the end of Semester 2. Your attendance for the 1st two semesters and your internal exam scores will be considered along with SET and then specialisation offered. Hence, you will need to ensure that your attendance and scores are not just good, but the best. It’s a tough competition and hence there are limited seats in each specialisation.
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