Why This Filmmaking Workshop?
The goal of this Workshop is to give tools and show the path to Guerilla Filmmaking: Pick a smartphone, Get access to few locations and actors, A computer to edit the film, and Create a quality feature film. This workshop is for rebels who want to make a film today from whatever resources they have at their hands. We are lucky to be born in times when it is possible. But just because we have access to ready and affordable resources, it does not make us filmmakers.
What makes you a Filmmaker?
This workshop takes birth from a desire to find and help shape fearless filmmakers for whom making films is equivalent to living life authentically. You do need talent, passion, courage, determination, commitment, and an urge to give your unique voice an artistic expression. Searching your voice and learning tools to express in a film medium is the purpose of this workshop.
How is this workshop different?
The workshop is run by a practicing filmmaker who has made his film UNFREEDOM totally independent of film industry rules and against the censor board and has released it on NETFLIX. He has just finished shooting his second feature film, BROWN. Thus, The workshop is not about “theoretical concepts” but “practical approach” to making a film.
This is a filmmaking workshop that runs you through the nuts and bolts of guerilla filmmaking: the most Indie of Indie filmmaking. This workshop isn’t about a distant future, the goal is to show you how to make a film today if you believe in it.
How and Why to make banned films in India?
A unique aspect of this filmmaking workshop is that it discusses the need and importance of breaking the rules, barriers, and thresholds set by industrial gatekeepers as well as moral gatekeepers in India.
Story and Pre-Production
Launch your Story:
What Story to tell and Why?
Genres in Films
Styles in Films
How to Construct a Story?
Producer’s Craft; Bringing and Organizing Resources to make the film
Production and Post-Production
Direct a Scene, Direct A Film
Organizing your Execution Plan: Image, Sound, Performance
Casting and Rehearsals
Shooting a Scene: The Building Block of a film
Directing Actors for Camera
Camera on Set
Production Design on Set
Sound Recording on Set
Editing your film
Sound Designing your film
Business of Filmmaking
Crowdfunding, Private Funding, Industry Funding
Producer’s Craft, Bringing and Organizing Resources to Market and Sell the film
Packaging and Promotion:
Poster, Trailer, Influencers, and PR
The Business of Filmmaking