Notable experts from film industry steer tricity students to become filmmakers at Chitkara International School.
A three-day long workshop, CineMaestro – ‘shaping future filmmakers’, an inter-school filmmaking competition started today at Chitkara International School (CIS). The day one witnessed oodles of fervor for cinematography among the students of tricity at Chitkara International School. Cinevidya – a path breaking Social Enterprise initiated by Mr Amitabha Singh, a Cinematographer and Producer of the Indian film industry, in collaboration with CIS geared for disseminating art of filmmaking to the 250 participants from 14 schools.
Illustrious professionals of film industry accompanied by their skilled team taught the fundamentals of filmmaking. Amitabha Singh, known for his work in Khosla ka Ghosla, Chillar Party etc. trained the kids to become filmmakers and introduced Film Craft to them. Another module, named “Film Choreography” was touched upon by famous choreographer Feroz Khan, notable for choreographing the songs of leading films like Dear Zindagi, Phillauri, Badrinath ki dulhaniya, Veere Di wedding, Mitron etc and for judging Zee TV’s Dance India Dance.
The students were also exposed to “Film acting” as a module by Supavitra Babul the eminent Screenwriter and Director. He explained the basics and nuances of Film acting and how to express themselves through this medium. Bijit Kundu, renowned Art Director gave insights on “Animation”, highlighting storyboarding as an integral part of storytelling, character development, story development, flip books etc. Every module of the workshop was demonstrated by practical engagement of the participants.
Applauding Amitabha’s vision of demystifying cinema for children, Dr Madhu Chitkara, Chairperson, Chitkara International School said, “It is phenomenal to engage youth into art of filmmaking and then to help them craft what interests them. As the films capture immediate attention of children, this workshop is helping them capture their own interest and then present them through filmmaking. It is our constant endeavour to provide avenues to the students that upgrade the skills and generate awareness in the up-and-coming arts and culture.”
The year 2017 saw the inception of CineMaestro – ‘shaping future filmmakers’, an inter-school filmmaking competition at Chitkara International School. The aim of this competition is to unleash students’ filmmaking skills through Cinevidya – a path breaking Social Enterprise initiated by Amitabha Singh which believes in ‘Films to aid Learning. Learning to make Films.’ This event holds three day long workshops at the premises of Chitkara International School, where they are given hands-on training by team of personages from film industry followed by screening of the short films crafted by the participants and an award ceremony.