Docuwallahs, Photographers & Filmmakers,
invite you to another workshop on
Digital Filmmaking: The Road Ahead
17 and 18 January, 2015
National Film Festival on Art & Artists
Auditorium, near IG Park, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Jan 17- 1400-1700 hrs
Jan 18- 1000-1230 hrs
Previous Master-classes & Workshops:
film-making workshop, International Film Festival of
film-making workshop, Kolkata International Film
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, we shall move on to more complex uses of Digital SLRs.
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 device.
We shall also touch upon Sound
recording, lighting and post-production for the HDSLR filmmaking.
We try to give an overview of the HDSLRs
and the mirror-less cameras available today.
We also take a peek at the 4K scenario
where the MFT Panasonic GH4 and the full-frame SONY Alpha7s are giving an entry
point for budget filmmakers. The full-sensor readout and the low-light capacity
of the SONY Alpha 7s also figures in the discourse.
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 and Mirror-less cameras.
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 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.
Mention, 61st National Film Awards /
John Abraham National Film Award for Best Documentary
Festival / Kerala / 2014
Special Mention / IDSFFK / Trivandrum /
Official Selection: Indian Panorama-2014, IFFI-Goa.
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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forward the mail to those who would hate to miss this.
Hope to see the enthusiasts at the workshop,
Nandan Saxena & Kavita Bahl
Posted by: Kavita Bahl <kavitabahl9-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>