Pune: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune has announced two workshops for children ‘basic filmmaking’ and ‘basic acting’.
The seven-day basic filmmaking workshop will have two batches. The first batch will be from October 10 to 16 and the second from October 23 to 29. The course is open to children in the age-group of 10 to 16. Only 30 children will be admitted in each batch, on first-come, first-served basis. Participants will be taught the basics of scripting, visual effects, camera and editing. At the end of the workshop, children will direct, shoot and edit a short film.
Ritesh Taksande, Course Director for the basic filmmaking workshop for children has a vast experience.
The 15-day basic acting workshop from October 13 to 28 will have two batches - forenoon and afternoon. The forenoon batch, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, is open to children of age 7 to 10 years while afternoon batch, from 2 to 6 pm, is for children of age 11 to 15 years.
Devendranath Sankaranarayanan is a trainer for this course. He has conducted FTII’s children acting workshops in Pune, Delhi and Jawahar Navoday Vidyalaya at Rangat, Middle Andamans in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He holds a Master of International Performance Research from University of Warwick (UK), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), and University of Helsinki/Tampere (Finland) with Erasmus Mundus scholarship of European Union.
This workshop will help participants shape their body language. It will familiarise participants with acting approaches, voice and speech modulations and multiple possibilities of the body.
“The decision to conduct workshops in FTII’s Pune campus for children during Diwali holidays is based on the enthusiastic response received for similar workshops in Pune and Delhi during summer holidays,” said Bhupendra Kainthola, Director FTII Pune. Admissions for will be on first-come, first-served basis, with some seats reserved for children of FTII staffers.