FTII to hold acting & filmmaking course for children during Diwali

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 2 October 2018

A 15-day basic acting workshop for children in the age group of 7 to 17 will be held from November 3 to 18 in two batches (forenoon and afternoon).

PUNE: For the second consecutive year in a row, the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has announced short courses in acting and filmmaking for children during Diwali vacation.

A 15-day basic acting workshop for children in the age group of 7 to 17 will be held from November 3 to 18 in two batches (forenoon and afternoon).

The workshop aims to help kids shape their body language and improve their learning skills. It will familiarise them with a range of acting approaches, voice and speech modulations and ways of using multiple possibilities of the body and its flexibilities. They will be trained using a variety of theatre, martial and meditative practices to achieve this.

Course Director Devendranath Sankaranarayanan is a performance researcher, theatre practitioner and acting coach. He holds a Master of International Performance Research from the University of Warwick (UK), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and University of Helsinki/Tampere (Finland) with Erasmus Mundus scholarship of European Union. He has earlier conducted FTII’s acting workshops in Pune, Port Blair, Rangat (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) and Delhi.

Another seven-day basic film orientation course will also be held for children between the age of 11 to 17 years in two batches, from November 3 to 10 and November 11 to 17.

The children will learn the basics of filmmaking through ideation, script writing, screenplay, script breakdown, storyboard, shoot planning, shooting, editing, adding a title and exporting it as a movie file.

Course Director Ritesh Taksande, who specialises in teaching filmmaking skills to kids, has earlier conducted FTII’s film orientation courses for children in Pune, Patna, Rangat and Car Nicobar (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) and Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand).

The courses are open to children from any part of India. The seats are limited and admission will be on a first-come-first-served basis. The last date for applying is October 22. Those interested can check the course details on the website www.ftiindia.com.

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