ACTING DIPLOMA COURSE - ONE YEAR – 60 CLASSES – 240 HRS

Diploma Course on ActingDetails
COURSE DURATION1 Year
CLASS SCHEDULEWeekly
NO. OF CLASSES80 + 65 Film Screening Sessions.
TRAINING HOURS400
AGE CRITERIA18 Years
ELIGIBILITYCLASS XII

TOTAL ACTING(THEORY) – 10 CLASSES – BIPLAB DASGUPTA
1. What is Acting
2. What are the basic principles and ingredients of Acting
3. Role of emotion and relationship
4. Importance of Imagination
5. Use of voice
6. Use of Body Language
7. Ability to interpret a role
8 Importance of demographics and psychographics
9. Instinctive Acting
10. Method Acting.

CAMERA SENSE – 6 CLASSES – DEBARYA BANERJEE
1. Understanding the Camera
2. Understanding light
3. Understanding Track-shots
4. Understanding various kinds of magnification
5. Understanding various lenses from the actor’s POV
6. Practical with Camera.

METHOD ACTING – 10 CLASSES – BHASWAR CHATTERJEE
1. Understanding a character
2. Importance of Make-up and Costume
3. Practical with various scripts and camera
SCENE COMPOSITION – 4 CLASSES – ASHRUJIT NANDI
1. Script Reading
2. Understanding a Scene
3. Practical with script and camera                                  
ACTING APPRECIATION – 5 CLASSES – BIPLAB DASGUPTA
1. How to watch a Film and analyze
2. Improving the Actor in you
3. Recreating a character.

GROOMING – 5 CLASSES –  TUHINAA PANDEY
1. Personal Grooming
2. Communication
3. Etiquettes & Manners
4. Dressing Sense
5. Facing an Audition

ANCHORING AND STAGE PRESENCE – 5 CLASSES – PRANAM ROY
1. Deciding Factors
2. Various types of Shows
3. Preparing Anchor’s Script
4. Practical

VOICE TRAINING – 10 CLASSES - ANJAN PROSAD MAJUMDAR
1. Importance of Audibility
2. Scaling of voice as per Character
3. Voice Exercises
4. Pronunciation
5. Practical.

DUBBING CLASSES – 3
MAKE-UP AND DIET CONSULTATIONS - 2

WORK AREA: Junior Artist | Character Artist | Parallel Lead Artist | Lead Artist
YEAR DIPLOMA IN FILM-MAKING (400 HRS)

Diploma In Film DirectionDetails
COURSE DURATION1 Year
CLASS SCHEDULEWeekly
NO. OF CLASSES80 + 65 Film Screening Sessions .
TRAINING HOURS750
AGE CRITERIA18 Years
ELIGIBILITYClass XII / Graduates
ADMISSIONThrough test/interview only.

*THEORY CLASSES – 34 *PRACTICAL CLASSES - 30 *MASTER CLASSES - 6

 

Course 1 Theory
History of Cinema 1.1 History & Origin of Cinema 1.2 Development of Cinema 1.3 World Cinema 1.4 Indian Cinema
Course 2 Film Appreciation &Genres
2.1 Evaluating Films 2.2 Thematic Elements 2.3 Film Appreciation 2.4 Film Genres
Course 3 Film Production Fundamentals 3.1 Film crew & departments 3.2 Stages of Film Production 3.3 Introduction of scripts & narrative structures 3.4 Production Planning 3.5 Introduction of the camera, lighting, editing, colour & sound
Course 4 Disciplines of Filmmaking
4.1 Roles & responsibilities of different crew and technicians 4.2 Artist 4.3 Case Study
Course 5 Cinematography
5.1 Evolution of camera 5.2 Types of camera & accessories 5.3 Composition 5.4 Continuity Shots 5.5 Lighting 5.6 Colour 5.7 Camera Movements.
Course 6 Bengali Cinema
6.1 History and movement 6.2 Ritwik Ghatak 6.3 Satyajit Ray 6.4 Mrinal Sen 6.5 Contemporary Cinema
Course 7 Film Direction
7.1 Responsibilities of a Director 7.2 Role of the Film Director 7.3 Story development and script 7.4 Director’s screen grammar, film language, frame and the shot, camera movements, language of the edit, screen direction, essentials of research and practice for directors. 7.5 Director at different production stages.
Course 8 Film Production Design
8.1 Overview of film production design 8.2 Preparing for production 8.3 Location & Schedule 8.4 Cast and Crew; hiring procedures, crew duties, Actors, Agents, contracts, agreements & working permits, immigration laws, production forms.
Course 9 Film Editing
9.1 History of film editing 9.2 Video editing software, software interface, File Management
9.3 Editing Workflow 9.4 The cut and types of cut, Pace, time, and rhythm of storytelling,
Fiction and non-fiction editing, Offline and online editing, and Montage editing. 9.5 Concepts of film editing, Process of editing- Storage and folder management, Logging, First assembly, Rough cut, Final cut, Colour grading, inserting audio, Graphics, Titling, etc, and exporting. 9.6 Using sounds; Music and sound effects, controlling audio, effects and transitions, Matching audio with video, Chroma keying, Visual effects editing.

Course 10 Story, Scripting & Storyboarding
10.1 The Nature of Storytelling and Genres, Basic Terms and Structures, elements of the story,
Characters and Characterisation, Themes, Motifs, Moods, The Mechanics of a Screenplay, Visual Storytelling, and Setting. 10.2 Storyboard 10.3 Screenwriting and script development
10.4 Composition, Basic rules of continuity, Perspective: one-point, two-point, and three-
point perspective, bird’s-eye, worm’s-eye, high-angle, and low angle views, Combining shots, non-continuous shots: montage and jump cut.
Course 11 Legal aspects of Cinema
11.1 Features of Indian constitution, Fundamental rights and duties, Freedom of speech and expression and reasonable restrictions 11.2 Contempt of court act, IPC with reference to
Defamation, Sedition, and Obscenity. Program and Advertising Codes, Self-regulation guidelines, and broadcast of Films. 11.3 Intellectual property rights; Theft of idea, story, and script, Adaptation, and remake rights, Protection of title, lyrics, music, and recordings. Producer’s rights on cinema 11.4 Cinematograph act- Film Censorship, Brief History of Censorship in India 11.5 Cine- workers and Cinema Theatre Workers (Regulation of
Employment) Act, 1981. Information technology act 2000. Piracy.
Course 12 Sound and Graphics
12.1 Basics of Sound production 12.2 Sound for Film and Video 12.3Post production studio
recording 12.4 Basics of graphics and animation Course 13 Cinema & Society 13.1 Society and Culture 13.2 Cinema in Public opinion 13.3 Social Change 13.4 Word Cinema PRACTICAL.
Couse 14 Cinematography
14.1 Screen Direction 14.2 Rule of Thirds 14.3 All types of shot Compositions 14.4 Three- point lighting 14.5 Day and night effect lighting 14.6 Natural and artificial lighting 14.7 Colour
grading 14.8 Colour balanced shots 14.9 All types of camera movements 14.10 Ariel shots
14.11 Continuity shots Course 15 Film Editing 15.1 Cut: Types of cuts 15.2 Creating a scene 15.3 Basic movement 15.4 Applying transitions 15.5 Continuity editing 15.6 Expression of emotion through different shots 15.7 Colour grading 15.8 Inserting music, audio effects, music, dialogues 15.9 Audio and video synchronization 15.10 Setting pace and Time
Course 16 Story, Scripting, and Storyboarding
16.1 Writing story 16.2 Converting story to drama 16.3 Characterisation 16.4 Writing
dialogues 16.5 Drawing different characters, props, and location 16.6 Developing storyboard (manual and digital) 16.7 Screenplay writing for different genres 16.8 Shooting script

Course 17
2-minute continuity practice Film
Course 18
5 minutes Documentary Film
Course 19
10 minutes Short Film
Course 20
Dissertation.

WORK AREA : Observer | Junior Assistant Director | Assistant Director | Director
DIPLOMA IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

Diploma in CinematographyDetails
DURATION1 Year
CLASS SCHEDULEWeekly
NO. OF CLASSES80 + 65 Film Screening Sessions
TRAINING HOURS700
AGE CRITERIA18
ELIGIBILITYClass XII

The camera work or art of photography is what cinematography is all about. A student who loves to draw a picture or wants to create a story with the help of his camera should ideally enroll in this year-long course to start off. Every student enrolled in this division will be guided by various mentors who are eminent industry professionals.

MOTION PICTURE PHOTOGRAPHY SYLLABUS.

  • Introduction to still photography
  • Film Theory
  • Visual Art
  • Performative Art
  • Screenplay
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Sound
  • Production Design
  • Music
  • Acting.

  1. Theory and practice of still photography
  2. Zone System (18% Grey)
  3. Introduction to DSLR cameras
  4. Composition
  5. Light & Exposure
  6. Colour temperature
  7. Telling a story through a series of stills
  8. Assignment
  9. Anatomy of film and digital camera
  10. Study of Colour
  11. Lenses & application
  12. Advanced lighting theory and practical:
  • Lighting techniques and properties
  • Use of camera filters, lighting gels & diffusion materials
  • Electricity and load distribution.

    13. Movement of cameras:

  • Track & trolley
  • Crane & Jimmy Jib
  • Steady Cam & Gimbal
  • Handheld

   14. Exterior (Day Lighting):

  • Using available light, reflectors, bounce boards & skimmers 
  • Balancing the image with artificial light.

    15. Interior (studio or indoor locations) lighting:

  • Lighting for day interior
  • Lighting for night interior
  • Making a light plan according to set
  • Making light requisition for day & night
  • Mixed lighting situations.

    16. Demonstrations of colour correction in Da Vinci Resolve & base light.

   17. Advanced cinematography workshops by practicing DoPs 

   18. Advanced Practicals

   19. Assignment & Assessment

  • Cinematography – Theory & Practice by Blain Brown
  • The Zone System by Ansel Adams
  • Painting with light by John Alton ASC
  • The 5 C's of cinematography by Joseph V. Mascelli
  • Set Lighting Technician's Handbook by Harry Box
  • The ASC Manual (Recent Edition)
  • How To Read A Film by James Monaco
  • Digital Cinematography by David Stump
  • Video Camera Techniques by Gerald Millerson
  • The Grip Book: The Studio Grip's Essential Guide by Michael Uva
  • The Green Screen Handbook: The Real World Production Techniques by Jeff Foster.

WORK AREA: Observer | Junior Assistant D.O.P | Assistant D.O.P | D.O.P | In-house Photographer
DIPLOMA IN THEATRE - STAGE ACTING

Diploma in Theatre - Stage Acting Details
DURATION1 Year
CLASS SCHEDULESaturday/Sunday
NO. OF CLASSES50
TRAINING HOURS100
AGE CRITERIA15
ELIGIBILITYClass XII

"All the World's a stage & all the Men & Women merely players, they have their exits & their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages". The above Shakespeare monologue from his famous play, "As You Like It"- explains to us the role-play of a man in his seven stages of life. A drama is actually a mode of fictional representation through dialogue & performance and helps an actor to polish his acting skill with the help of reading, understanding & delivering a script on stage, in a theatre hall. This year-long course will help a student to learn the nuances of basic acting & different other techniques that will enrich him as an actor. A student undergoing this particular course will get to learn the features.

1) History of theatre (World and regional), Types of theatre (a brief introduction), Evolution of theatre (a brief introduction), History and Evolution of Acting Techniques (a Short Overview).

2) How to build a text of theatre/ How to write a drama.

3) How to read a text/ How to analyze a text.

4) Basic perceptions of theatre as a whole.

1) Creating the body for acting/ practices for making an actor's body.
2) Creating the voice for the actor
3) Improvisations.
4) Take a text or get a given text
5) Selecting a character
6) Creating a Character map through 12 points and Stanislavsky Method
7) Set the space map/ get the given circumstances
8) Imbibe yourself with all the requisites of the space
9) Practice Characterisation and enactment of the character
10) PLAY !!! (EXAM PROJECT)

WORK AREA: Junior Artist | Character Artist | Parallel Lead Artist | Lead Artist
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