Filmmaker's Companion, a 13-week long workshop course, was rolled out by Ashoka University. It has collaborated with Anupama Chopra and Film Companion, Chopra's entertainment portal. The course will provide its undergraduate students an opportunity to learn the art of filmmaking with a complete hands-on Bollywood experience. The course is likely to kick-start on January 25.
According to the press release, "Filmmaker's Companion has been curated by Ashoka University's Media Studies department with the help of film critic and author Anupama Chopra and her popular portal, Film Companion. Chopra is also the Director of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star in Mumbai.''
According to Chopra, "There has never been a more exciting or challenging time for storytellers. The entertainment world is changing at a rapid pace and with this in mind, we have created the Filmmaker's Companion, a course that brings some of the industry's top professionals to the education sector. We are thrilled to facilitate and curate a course in which students get the unique opportunity to learn from the best in the field."
Head of Ashoka University's Media Studies department, Professor Vaiju Naravane said, "This unique collaboration has produced an exciting course which will be taught by luminaries from the Indian film industry on every imaginable aspect of filmmaking."
The course will enable the candidates to get familiar with filmmaking like direction, cinematography, sound design and production. It will also enable students to gain understanding of what goes into making a full-fledged cinema production. Students will also witness heavyweights from the Hindi film industry invited as guest speakers to conduct seminar/workshops on different topics.
The course will kick-start with an introductory class by Suresh Chabria, former Director, the National Film Archives, and Professor, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).