“Tilt Shift Labs: Grammar of Film Direction” Masterclass by Kamal Swaroop
Tilt Shift Labs is organising it’s first certified workshop with National film award winning director Kamal Swaroop on film writing and direction. The workshop titled ‘Grammar of Film Direction’ is a two weekend intensive workshop for amateur, semi-pro filmmakers or even students of cinema who are looking towards making a career as a filmmaker.
This two weekend filmmaking workshop is the most intensive, instructional program in filmmaking that can be found at any film school. In two short weekends, students are instructed in the basics of writing, directing, camera, and each student writes a short film project which will be guided and mentored by Kamal Swaroop.
Your film begins here.
Scene, Shot & Sequence
Types Of Camera Angles: Objective, Subjective, Point-Of-View
Objective Camera Angles
Subjective Camera Angles
Extreme Long Shot
Typical Two Shots
Angle Plus Angle
Selecting Area And Viewpoint
Weekend I Session II
Cinematic Time And Space
Filming The Action (Controlled And Uncontrolled)
Filming Techniques (Master Scene And Triple Take)
Screen Direction (Dynamic And Static)
Pictorial Transitions (Fades, Dissolves And, Wipes)
Weekend II Session I
Process Of Writing
Weekend II Session II
Process Of Writing
Discussing Individual Scripts
Story Boarding Process
The Need For Story-Telling
Melodrama, Docudrama, Hyperdrama
The Experimental Narrative
About the Artist
Although the film was never released or seen in India during its initial rounds at the film festivals, Om-Dar-B-Dar has in the past 25 years gained a huge cult following and fame amongst film critics, scholars, industry insiders and cinephiles alike. One of the first serious articles about the film was written on the film blog The Seventh Art. The blog stated, "Swaroop’s film is an antithesis to whatever is recognized globally as Indian cinema – a reason good enough to make Om-Dar-Ba-Dar a must-see movie" and that the movie can be defined as many things, the most popular of them "the great Indian LSD trip." The film can also be looked at as a jab at mainstream Indian cinema, and many of the themes and images in the film are direct satires of conventions of bollywood filmmaking.
Director Imtiaz Ali mentioned the vast amount of influence that the film had on aspiring independent directors in Indian cinema, stating that Om-Dar-Ba-Dar is "like old wine" and "antiquated because of the 25-year delay in its release".
About Tilt Shift Labs
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