Discover Cinema - June 21' Batch

Learn the basics of Film making from Award-Winning Filmmakers and Film professionals. From Screenplay to Direction, Cinematography to Editing, Short Film making to Festivals. Join us to face the challenges and learn the craft of film making in Six Weeks.

Language: English

Instructors: Indian Film Institute

₹9999 50.01% OFF

₹4999 including GST


Why this course?


Your first step to stardom, Discover Cinema Programme begins to prepare you for the Big Day. If you want to be a Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Cinematographer or and Editor, DCP lays down a solid foundation for your profession to be.

Learning directly from Film Professionals has its advantages. You get the precise information in a time-limited capsule. You get a piece of their years of experience in a few hours saving your time and money.  What is more, you can study as per your convenience, get answers to all your questions at home, get to interact with the best in Indian Cinema and above all get a Certificate.

Course Curriculum

Week 1: Introduction to Filmmaking
1.1 Introduction
1.2 How this course works
1.3 Best Way to Learn
1.4 Introduction - Screenwriting
1.5 Introduction - Direction
1.6 Introduction - Cinematography
1.7 Introduction - Editing
1.8 Introduction - Short Films
1.9 Films that influenced us
1.10 What is a Motion Picture?
1.11 Brief History of Cinema
1.12 Playing with Images
1.13 Film Making Process
1.14 Roles in Filmmaking
1.15 Stages in Film Production
1.16 Production Timeline
1.17 Your First Film School
1.18 Where to Start from?
1.19 Glossary of the Week
1.20 Tip of the Week
1.21 Film of the Week
1.22 DCP Quiz Time 1
1.23 Weekly Assignment: Your Favourite Film
Tell us a bit about yourselves
Live Class: Orientation and Filmmaking Career
Week 2: Screenplay & Pre-Production
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Introduction of the Instructor
2.3 Film That Inspired me the most
2.4 The difference between Story, Script and Screenplay.
2.5 What is Screenplay Writing
2.6 From Idea to Screenplay Preview
2.7 How to Write a Screenplay
2.8 Prerequisites to be a Good Screenwriter
2.9 Basic Terms you must know to be a good screen writer
2.10 Screenwriters Best Friend and Workplace
2.11 Screenplay Writing Software
2.12 Screenplay Example - Seven Samurai
2.13 Structuring the Script
2.14 Writing Dialogues
2.15 Pre-Production Process
2.16 Yamdu, the Pre Production Software
2.17 Yamdu, how does it work
2.18 Film of the Week
2.19 Tip of the Week
2.20 (Glossary F to J)
2.22 Weekly Assignment: Write a Screenplay
Week 3: Cinematography
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Instructor Introduction
3.3 Films that Influenced me
3.4 The Camera and Lighting Basics
3.5 Working of a Camera
3.6 The Image Capturing Process of a Digital Camera
3.7 Placing the Camera Preview
3.8 An Example from 'Swades'
3.9 Framing or Shot Sizes
3.10 Lensing, type of Lenses
3.11 Focusing and Aperture
3.12 Camera Angles
3.13 Camera Movements
3.14 Moving the Camera, the logic behind it
3.15 Transforming Scripts to Shoots- Do Story Boards help?
3.16 How far one can rely on Story boarding
3.17 Lighting for Mood Effects, Support the setting
3.18 Lighting with reference to films
3.19 Cinematography: Look of the Film
3.20 Films of the Week
3.21 Tip of the Week
3.22 Glossary
3.24 Weekly Assignment - Shoot at Will
Live Session: Screenplay and Cinematography Review
Week 4: Direction
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Instructor Introduction
4.3 Films that Influenced me
4.4 Planning the Film, Take-Off Point
4.5 The Process of Direction- Mind to Screen
4.6 Role of a Director
4.7 Sourcing Stories for films
4.8 The Biographicals and History as a source for stories
4.9 Casting, Preparation of Actors, Workshops
4.10 Producer Director Relationship
4.11 Selecting a Story for your Film Preview
4.12 Briefing Actors
4.13 Directing Actors
4.14 Shooting The Scenes: Directing Raees
4.15 Capturing Scenes: Directing Scene by Scene
4.16 Cinematic Space
4.17 Cinematic Time
4.18 Cinematography and Character Portrayal in RAEES
4.19 Climax and Resolution
4.20 Handling Emotions
4.21 Handling Action - VFX and DI
4.22 Editing and Sound Design
4.23 Film is Complete, now what
4.24 Film of the Week
4.25 Tip of the Week
4.26 Glossary of the Week
4.27 DCP Quiz 4
4.27 Weekly Assignment: Make a One Minute Film
Week 5: Editing & Post Production
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Films that Influenced me
5.3 What is Editing? Preview
5.4 Preparing for an Edit
5.5 The Professional’s Cut - Tools of Editing
5.6 What is the Right Cut
5.7 The Right Transition
5.8 Handling Drama
5.9 Handling Action
5.10 Cutting and Editing
5.11 Telling a Story- Visually
5.12 Sound Basics
5.13 Using Sound in Film
5.14 Post Production for film
5.15 Advice for Editing Students
5.16 The Best Way to Start
5.17 Film of the Week
5.18 Tip of the Week
5.19 Glossary U to Z
5.20 DCP QUIZ 5
5.21 Weekly Assignment: Edit a Sequence
Live Session: Direction and Editing Review
Week 6: Making of Short Films
6.1 Introduction to Shorts
6.2 Instructor Introduction
6.3 Films that Influenced me
6.4 Shorts can make you Big!
6.5 Your First Film School
6.6 A Success story speaks for itself: Whiplash
6.7 Picking the right story for a Short Preview
6.8 Before you plan a Short Film
6.9 Budgeting a Short Film
6.10 Screenplay Economics
6.11 The Idea Meet
6.12 The Plan Meet
6.13 The Approach
6.14 Learning the Craft
6.15 Scope for Shorts today
6.16 Future of Shorts
6.17 Film of the Week
6.18 Tip of the Week
6.19 DCP Quiz 6
Live Session: 1-1 Course Queries, Reviews, an what to do after the course

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