Pune: A basic course in Digital Cinematography began in the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on Wednesday, with 12 participants from six states.
The 12-day course was inaugurated by Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, FTII in the presence of RN Pathak, Dean (TV) and Course Director Bharat Nerkar.
The objective of the course is to familiarise the participants with the basics of broadcast quality video cameras, their operations and applications in various practical situations. They will be able to use the aesthetics of single camera operation in terms of visual composition, camera movement and also develop basic technical skills. Participants will also learn the basics of Multi-cam TV Studio Operations from the Point of View of Cameras.
The participants, three women and nine men, from age 18 to 37 with education ranging from Higher Secondary to Master’s degree, come from the states of Maharashtra (Pune, Kolhapur), Karnataka (Bengaluru, Belgaum), Telangana (Hyderabad), Chhattisgarh (Rajnandgaon), Bihar (Patna), Jammu & Kashmir (Srinagar) and Chandigarh.
“The single and multi-camera production on location and in studio have become popular in broadcasting. Persons having both technical and creative skills of camera are required in the industry. This course aims to give participants an opportunity to use basic aesthetics and skills to create visuals that can be used for effective communication. Recording formats, basic lighting demonstration, TV news set designing, basics of studio multi-camera demonstration will be part of the course,” Kainthola said.
Under its new outreach initiative SKIFT (Skilling India in Film and Television) and under PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana) FTII has held foundation-level short courses in several cities across the country, including remote parts like Andamans and Leh.
More courses are on the anvil in Delhi, Jammu, Chandigarh, Puducherry, Amravati, Bhubaneswar and IIT Roorkee.