Martin Scorsese once said, “The cinema began with a passionate, physical relationship between celluloid and the artists and craftsman and technicians who handles it, manipulated it and came to know it the way a lover comes to know every inch of the body of the beloved. No matter where the cinema goes, we cannot afford to lose sight of its beginnings.”
Films are the perfect amalgamation of artistic expression and skilful execution. Audiences breathe and follow movies, so what is it about this medium that is so unique is where the basic understanding of film studies lies.
A thorough knowledge entails knowing how cinema started, how did it evolve and why is it still such a huge part of our lives. Making a film is a very practical experience, it’s about action. But film studies is more than that. It’s like the psychology of the medium, it offers a wide and deep knowledge about the subject.
Annapurna College of Film and Media is the place which offers a world-class education platform for all the dreamers who are bursting with ideas and wish to not only hone their skill but also become an embodiment of beings who understand cinema.
Film studies is like studying any subject like philosophy, psychology, literature, music etc. But what’s interesting is that all of the subjects mentioned, are a part of the foundation studies of film! There’s so much to learn and explore when it comes to cinema.
Annapurna College sets the base with Bachelors’ Degree Program where in the foundation is set followed by the core subjects being introduced which then prepares the student to choose an area of technical specialisation to focus on.
Filmmaking will teach you the ‘how’ part of the process but the reason ‘why’ comes from getting into film studies.
As fascinating as “Lights! Camera! Action!” sounds, there is a whole bunch of preparation that goes on before the voice of the director takes over the set. What we see are performers, but every technician who works off-screen breathes the process and lives to make cinema.
With our classrooms situated inside Annapurna Studios, students get to witness shoots every single day. Our assignments entail, venturing out with the equipment and shooting.
After the foundation of film studies is laid we get into understanding a shot, making sure the student understands the value of audio, setting the story on the edit table and all that goes into the post production; our faculty makes sure that each student understands the value of cinema.
The Bachelors’ Degree Program and Masters’ Degree Program at Annapurna College of Film and Media, offers the necessary study material to understand what the real meaning of cinema is.
With experience comes confidence and Annapurna College of Film and Media, Hyderabad is here to help build that confidence for all artists to go into the world and tell their stories.