Docuwallahs, Photographers & Filmmakers,
For those who missed it, we are repeating
intensive Top Quark Workshop
photography & HDSLR
Saxena & Kavita Bahl.
§ July 25: Digital PHOTOGRAPHY
§ July 25-27: HDSLR Filmmaking.
Shift, Koramangala, Bangalore.
3 days of
re-tooling for filmmakers,
into HDSLR filmmaking for students & enthusiasts
For further details you can get in touch
Mayank Rungta +91-
Sushil Katre +91- 9741 188993
Some Previous Master-classes & Workshops:
2014. DSLR Workshop <at> Suchitra Film
2014. DSLR Workshop <at> Jatin Das Centre
of Art, Bhubaneshwar.
2013. Top Quark Workshop, Akshara
Theatre, New Delhi.
2013. Open Frame Film Festival (PSBT),
2013. London College of Communication,
2013. DSLR Workshop <at> Jatin Das Centre
of Art, Bhubaneshwar.
2012. Mumbai International Film
Festival. Experimental Theatre, NCPA.
2011. Vatavaran Film Festival. The
Convention Centre, New Delhi.
2011. Central University of Rajasthan.
2010, 2011. Action Northeast Trust,
Details about the previous workshops:
Starting with the basics of digital
photography (on day 1) we shall move on to more complex uses of Digital SLRs.
In subsequent days of the workshop, we
shall deal with issues like how to avoid the usual traps of working with
HDSLRs- the moire, the jello, the heating and the ergonomics. There shall also
be a demonstration of the gear required to convert the HDSLR into a filmmaking
We shall also touch upon Sound recording
and lighting for the HDSLR filmmaking.
We try to give an overview of the HDSLRs
from the iconic Canon EOS 5DMkII, the EOD 7D to the new additions to our filmmaking
tools like the Nikon D 800 and the D-5300. We also take a peek at the 4K
scenario where the Panasonic GH4 is giving a challenge to conventional cameras.
We are practitioners. The workshop is
not meant to discuss theory and details of frame rates, line interpolation or
film emulsion properties v/s the digital image. We are people who can show
others what can be done in a small budget using HDSLRs.
Filmmakers and Cinematographers wanting
to make the transition to the emerging digital technologies and students of
filmmaking, besides photographers and enthusiasts, have attended our previous
About The Mentors:
Nandan and Kavita have offered twelve
HDSLR Filmmaking Workshops at various institutions and festivals. They raise
resources for their independent films by offering such workshops.
Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl are
National-Award-winning independent filmmakers. Their oeuvre spans the domains
of culture, ecology, livelihoods, development and human rights. Over the years,
they have evolved their own style of filmmaking – that tries to give form to
the shifting sands between 'documentary' and 'features'.
Nandan and Kavita have been visiting
faculty at the Central University of Rajasthan, teaching Photography and Video
Production in the department of Culture and Media Studies.
Nandan is an avid photographer. In 2009,
he had a 30-day solo exhibition of his photographs at India Habitat Centre, New
They have just completed a trilogy of
films on 'Development, Human Rights and Agrarian crisis' in India. The films in
the trilogy are:
Candles in the Wind witnesses the silent
march of the widows of the Green Revolution in Punjab, as they re-negotiate the
rules of engagement and the politics of domination in their bid to survive.
Special Mention / 61st National Film
Awards / 2013
John Abraham National Film Award for
Best Documentary / SiGNS Film Festival / Kerala / 2014
World Premiere: Thessaloniki Film Fest /
Greece / 2014
for my shroud is a film on the escalating suicides of cotton farmers
in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.
National Film Award for Best
Investigative Film / 2011
Awarded at Dhan Foundation Film Festival
/ Madurai / 2012
Gold for Script / IDPA Awards for
Excellence / Mumbai / 2013
Headline Film- World Investigative Film
Week / London / 2013
Dammed documents the resilient, non-violent
Gandhian struggle of the mega dam-affected citizens of the Narmada Valley in
It is the story of the grit and
determination of the Dam-affected villagers of Madhya Pradesh in India,
submerged neck-deep in the water of River Narmada, protesting against the
apathy of the Indian government and an exploitative Dam Corporation.
Best Film - ‘Water for All’ / Vatavaran
Film Festival / 2014
International Premiere: FICA / Brazil /
1 June 2014
(FICA 2014 - International Environmental
Film and Video Festival, Brazil)
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