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Advanced Film Appreciation
Programme code
: FA 102
Credit Point : 1
Award : Certificate in Advanced Film Appreciation
Duration : 40 hours over 8 weeks
Requirements : NA
Eligibility : The participant should have successfully completed FA 101 or equivalent

Programme Overview

The Advanced programme in Film Appreciation renders systematic exposition to the concepts of mise en scene, genre and styles in cinema. The participants will learn the complexity of film language explained in terms of realism, expressionism and other major movements in cinema. Overall a historical perspective will be maintained along with the conceptual discussion on classic examples from world cinema.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand conceptually the practice of various styles in cinema

Programme Components

  • The concept of mise-en-scene in cinema
  • Cinema as an art medium and as a communication medium
  • Historical origins of important stylistic trends
  • Realism, Non-Realism and reality in cinema

Class time will include lectures and screenings. In addition to it, the participants will have an access to selected WWI guest screenings and interactions with renowned filmmakers. There will be a final assessment at the end of the programme. 

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Fees :

Programme Name :  Advanced Film Appreciation  
Fees (INR)  :  10,000  
Service Tax (12.36%)  :  1,236   
Security Deposit (20%) :   -
Total Fees(INR)  :  11, 236

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment.
Advanced Still Photography
Programme code :  CIN 102
Credit Points :  1
Award :  Certificate Advanced Skills of Still Photography
Duration :  40 hours over 4 weeks
Requirements :  Any SLR camera
Eligibility  :  CIN101 Fundamentals of Still Photography or equivalent

Programme Overview

The Advanced Skills of Still Photography programme offers training in commercial and art digital photography that will teach participants theoretical and practical aspects of clicking portraits, landscapes, buildings, objects, etc. The programme will help participants to understand technical aspects of digital photography with respect to different subjects and will allow them to evaluate the results of the many interpretations created during the programme.

Learning Objectives

  • To explore different photographic subjects and formats of Commercial and Art Photography
  • To learn techniques of digital SLR camera
  • To create artificial lighting
  • To acquire knowledge of essential applications in digital post processing

Programme Component

  • Portraiture
  • Use of monotones as a palate
  • Use of colour as compositional element (Harmony and Contrast)
  • People and places
  • Landscape and architecture
  • Industrial & product photography
  • Programme content of a SLR camera
  • Use of block lenses
  • Techniques of studio lighting
  • Post-processing applications

Advanced Skills of Still Photography is a prerequisite for our upcoming short programmes in Photography:

  • Photography - Working on Film
  • Assisting on Camera
  • Steady cam operating
  • Being Gaffer
  • Being Grip
  • Basics of Electronic Cinematography
  • High Definition.

Each Class will be 30% theory and 70% demonstration. Students will have supervised hands on sessions with a follow-up assignment to monitor the learning curve.

Krishhna Murthy has over 15 feature films to his credit as Director of Photography, including: Jyothi(1979), Patita(1980), Bindiya Chamkegi(1982), Tohfa Mohabbat Ka(1984), Rihayee(1988), Patita Pavani(1990), Raghu More Bachelor of Hearts(2000), Humjo Keh na Paaye(2003), Wajaah(2004).

He also worked as Associate Cameraman in several Hindi feature films including : Jugnu, Nastik, Naya Zamana, Warrant, Yeh Gulistan Hamara, Aazad, Barood. 

Fees:

Programme Name :  Advanced Skills of Still Photography
Fees (INR)  :  30,000
Service Tax (12.36%) :  3,708
Security Deposit (20%) :  - 
Total Fees(INR)  :  33,708

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment
Basics of Screen Direction
Programme code :  DIR 100
Credit Points :  1/2
Award :  Certificate in Basics of Screen Direction
Duration :  12 hours over 2 days
Requirements :  -
Eligibility :  -

Programme Overview

A director uses many skills to put a film with the help of her team. They have to have a keen sense of storytelling, a visual sense, some sense of dramaturgy (including working with actors) and a working knowledge of music - to deal with the various rhythms that a film deals with. This programme attempts to introduce participants to some of the basic knowledge that one needs to even understand what a director does. There is, of programme, much more to directing but this programme will give a taste of what a director does.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn the filmmaking process and the director's role
  • To learn the essential skills required to visualize a narrative and its execution
  • To learn the process of screen direction in relation to others

Programme Components

  • How films are made / role of a director
  • Narrative Structure in films
  • Visualisation
  • Director's relationship with others

Programme Head: Rabiya Nazki

A versatile and seasoned professional with rich experience in strategic planning, creative direction, script writing, film production & direction, account management and people management with well known organizations across arts & entertainment, healthcare, non-Profit, event & publicity. Associated with companies like Network18, BBC, Percept, Zee and many more.

Fees: 

Programme Name  : Basics of Screen Direction 
Fees (INR)  :  6,600
Service Tax (12.36%) :  816 
Security Deposit (20%)  :  -
Total Fees(INR)  :   7,416  

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment.
Certificate Programme - Fashion Writing
Programme code :  FW
Credit Points :  1
Award :  Certificate in Fashion writing
Duration :  25 hours over 2 months - Saturdays
Requirements
:  Good writing skills
Eligibility :  -

Programme Overview  

Gaining an understanding of media-based writing fashion terminology that helps define, what to write and whom to write for. This programme will help the student develop original article ideas and learn how to produce them in multi-media writing style.

Learning objectives

  • To develop writing skills
  • To develop research-based writing and analyse trends
  • Historical referencing
  • Brand awareness
  • Difference between critique and criticism
  • To learn to use social media and blogging effectively

Programme Components

  • Fashion news writing
  • Media analysis
  • Fashion and contemporary culture
  • Celebrity / designer interviewing
  • Fashion critic and critique
  • Business of fashion journalism

Anushka Hajela has been a fashion writer in the industry for four years, ever since she began her career at Grazia in her final year of college. Her editorial background from working with Cosmopolitan, coupled with three years experience as a style blogger at her own venture, Bombay Bubble and a stint as Elle India's first ever blogger, allows her to adapt easily to both, traditional print media as well as fashion in the online space. 

In addition to the above, she has over two years experience driving sales through social media content writing, managing magazines and international fashion and lifestyle brands of repute.

Armed with a strong sense of aesthetics, a passion for the English language and a can-do attitude, she is equipped with the skills and attributes needed for fashion's fast-paced future in the digital world and hopes to deliver the same to her students.

Programme Name: : Fashion Writing
Schedule:  
No. of Hours : 25 Hours  
Months  : 2 Months
Days   : Saturday
Fees:
 
Code : FW
No. of Hours  : 25
Fees inclusive of tax (INR) : 20,000

  

Certificate Programme - Fundamentals of Fashion Photography
Programme code  :  CIN103
Credit Points  :  1
Award :  Certificate in Fashion Photography
Duration :  40 hours over 2 months
Requirements :  Any digital still camera
Eligibility  :  -

Programme Overview

The fundamentals of fashion photography course offers an elementary training in fashion photography. The course provides a multi-focused approach with considers the photographer as an artist as well as a technician and teaches him the basics of photography. It further provides an understanding of the fine nuances while taking photos for use in the advertising, commercial genres as well as editorials for fashion.

Learning objectives

  • To learn the visual grammar of visual story telling
  • To learn the skill set of creating visually fascinating fashion pictures
  • To learn the operational skills of a camera

Programme Components

  • History of photography
  • Study of fashion photographers and their works
  • Lenses types and functions
  • Shutter types and the impact of selected shutter speed
  • Aperture and depth of field relation
  • Pre and post production of a fashion shoot
  • Practical shoot set up- Indoors and outdoors
  • Thematic analysis and semiotics
  • Creating a portfolio

Tanvi studied photography at the London College of Communication. Her work includes: album art for Oscar winning music producer AR Rahman, advertising campaigns for Gillette, Whisper and Tashi to name a few. She has also worked on the Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour calendar. Tanvi works on multiple projects including self-portraiture, travel imagery & mixed media. She is a film enthusiast and an avid Instagrammer.

 

Name of Programme :  Fashion Photography
Schedule:  
No. of Hours :  40 hours
Months  :  2 Months
No. of Hours  :  40 
Days    :  Saturday
Fees:  
Code   :  CINE 103  
Fees inclusive of tax (INR) :  25,000

 

Certificate Programme - Personal Styling and Grooming
Programme code  :  PSTYG
Credit Points :  1
Award :  Certificate in Personal Styling & Grooming
Duration :  40 hours over 2 months - Saturdays
Requirements :  Open to all who want to understand their style personalities and improve their grooming skills.
Eligibility :  -

Programme Overview

Styling and grooming is an orientation course that offers an understanding of fashion styling for the various facets of life as well as for developing an individual style. It offers an insight into aspects of individual grooming in association with styling for a well -rounded professional and social lifestyle.

Learning objectives

  • An understanding of the basics of elements and principles of fashion, styling techniques and fashion makeup and personal grooming.
  • The focus of this module is centered on organising, planning and undertaking wardrobe weeding and customer shopping sessions. 
  • An insight to improve student’s communication skills and develop a smart personality ideal for the fashion industry.

Programme Components

  • The elements of fashion and style
  • Individual analysis
  • Hair and make up
  • Keeping pace with trends and forecast
  • Clothing and accessories
  • Professional practice
  • Commercial styling
  • Working with garments

Vibha holds a Bachelors in Apparel Manufacturing and Designing from SNDT University. She started her career with the fashion magazine, Harper’s Bazaar. She also worked with reality shows like, ‘India’s Got Talent’ – Season 1 & 2. She has styled celebrities like Sonali Bendre, Shekhar Kapoor, Kirron Kher, Ayushmann Khurrana, Sajid Khan and Nikhil Chinapa. Her work has also seen in the IPL Brylcreem ad film with world renowned cricketer Kevin Pietersen, Naman Ojha and Unmukt Chand as well as on Rajeev Khandelwal in Sach ka Saamna season 2. She has also worked with channels like Colors, Star TV, Zee TV, Channel [V] , M Tunes and UTV Bindaas.

 

Name of Programme  :  Personal Styling & Grooming
Schedule:  
No. of Hours  :  40 hours
Months :  2 Months
Days    :  Saturday
Fees:  
Code     :  PSTYG
No. of Hours    :  40
Fees inclusive of tax (INR)  :  25,000
Creative Writing Skills
Programme code :  CRW 101
Credit Points :  1
Award :  Certificate in Creative Writing Skills
Duration :  30 hours over 10 weeks
Requirements :  -
Eligibility :  Any Graduate

Programme Overview

This programme develops communication strategies to articulate an 'experience' in to a written 'expression' in general and specific to each media stream. It intends to enhance the student's possibility for ideation, imagination, writing and evaluation skills in order to create original content. Through a series of writing projects, students in this programme learn to incorporate common literary devices and narrative structures into their creative endeavors.

Learning Objectives

  • To initiate students into the craft of creative writing
  • To help them develop their own capacity for enjoying, understanding and discovering stories
  • To prepare the students to think and present their ideas effectively - be it any media.
  • To make them discover and understand the innate structure of each story
  • To equip them with an understanding of the technical aspects of creative writing
  • To teach all students to pen down their own ideas using the principles of creative writing

Programme Components

  • What is creativity?
  • What are the factors that promote creativity and barriers to creativity
  • What is effective writing?
  • Copywriting
  • Anatomy of a press ad
  • Writing for radio and TV commercial
  • Writing for outdoor media
  • Trademark & copyrights

Each Class will be 20% theory and 80% demonstration. Student will have supervised hands on sessions with a follow-up assignment to monitor learning curve.

NA

Fees:

Programme Name  :  Creative Writing Skills
Fees (INR)  :  27,500
Service Tax (12.36%)  :  3,399
Security Deposit (20%)  :  -
Total Fees(INR)    :  30,899

 Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment
Dance With Your Child
Programme code :  DWC
Credit Points :  0.5
Award :  Certificate in dance with your child
Duration :  24 hours over 8 weeks
Requirements :  -
Eligibility :  Age 5 to 14

Programme Overview

Dance with your Child is a programme dedicated to the relationship between child and parent during the formative years of a child's growth. Dance is essential to general education. This education beginning in early childhood and continuing throughout life benefits the body, mind and spirit. Additionally, there are various physical and mental skills learned while dancing which shapes success in everyday life.

Self-motivation, leadership, teamwork, communication and time management are just a few of the benefits of this fun filled programme.

Learning Objectives

  • To perceive and communicate who we are through dance
  • To engage the whole person in simultaneously moving, thinking and feeling. To enhance your child's physical, mental and emotional development.
  • To experience music, movement and emotions. In this dance is almost unique as an art form, and very special as part of a child & parent education.
  • Programme Components
  • Physical: Increase flexibility, improve circulation, tone the body and develop muscles. It also improves posture, balance and coordination
  • Intellectual: Enriches learning through a variety of perspectives, both traditional and experimental
  • Aesthetic: Awaken consciousness of beauty, lending new meaning to movement and form
  • Cultural: Increase your understanding and appreciation for forms, choices and rituals from a broad range of historical, social and cultural perspectives
  • Emotional: Develop self-confidence and self-esteem in a stimulating environment
  • Social: Improve sensitivity, understanding, appreciation and consideration for others, both for their similarities and differences

Sanjeev Mehta is a performer and a teacher who has won many accolades for himself. He has been associated with training college students and dance performers for several years.

Dance as an art has always been a true passion for him. Dance & fitness as a profession has been an artistic vision.

Sanjeev has been professionally involved as Dance Director, Fashion Choreographer, Event Organiser and Fitness Instructor since 1996. He is specialised in training Western, Folk & Filmy Dance styles. He has been professionally associated with the Films, Ads, Promos, TV serials, Shows, Schools and Colleges training copiously in Dance Choreography, Body Fitness, Aerobics, Bhangra workouts, Garba workouts, Salsa workouts, Hip-Hop workouts, Belly Dance workouts, Acting and overall Performing Arts. He has done choreography for the films - Charge Sheet, Love Express, Advertisement- Lijjat papad, The TV serial - Maryada and many Punjabi songs.

Fees:

Programme Name  :  Dance With your child
Fees (INR) :  7,500
Service Tax (12.36%) :  927
Security Deposit (20%) :  -
Total Fees(INR) :  8,427

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment.
Digital Video Production
Programme code :  DIR 101
Credit Points :  1
Award :  Certificate in Digital Video Production
Duration :  40 hours over 6 weeks
Requirements :  -
Eligibility :  18 years and above

 

Programme Overview

The Digital Video Production programme offers hands - on training in Digital Movie Making that will help participants to understand event capturing, polishing and story sense. The programme will take participants through the processes of: production, production and post-production while giving instructions in basic camera techniques and operations, lighting, sound recording and editing. Participants will be encouraged to create a non-fiction project to practice and develop the skills learned during the programme.

Learning Objectives

  • To explore creating a story sense with captured images
  • To train in digital camera operations
  • To learn about basic camera, lighting, sound and editing
  • To look at camera and sound settings, equipment and accessories
  • To create a non-fiction project

Programme Components

  • Basic camera functions
  • Image capturing
  • Approach to lighting
  • Program AE function of the camera and manual settings
  • Post production
  • Camera, lens and sound accessories
  • Buying decisions
  • Project

Each Class will be 20% theory and 80% demonstration. Student will have supervised hands on sessions with a follow-up assignment to monitor learning curve.

Programme Head: Somnath Sen

Fees:

Programme Name   :  Digital Video Production
Fees (INR) :  15,000
Service Tax (12.36%)  :  1,854
Security Deposit (20%) :  -
Total Fees(INR)  :  19,854

 Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment.
Editing Skills on FCP
Programme code :  EDI 101
Credit Points :  1
Award :  Certificate in Editing Skills on FCP
Duration :  40 Hours
Requirements :  Mac OS X working knowledge
Eligibility :  -

Programme Overview

Editing Skills on FCP is designed to empower you with a toolset of editing skills that renders working with all common editing tasks both efficient and effective. The programme participant progresses through the various editorial processes and acquires an overview of the workflow.After this, they systematically explore the individual processes.

On a successful completion of the programme the student will be proficient in operating the FCP editing systems and well-prepared for the Level 1 FCP User exam . On qualifying the Level 1 test, the participants becomes an Apple certified Professional and gets listed on the Apple website. This makes them part of an International FCP-user network and its obvious benefits to a professional.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn fundamentals of editing skills
  • To master the editing tools on the Final Cut Pro editing system
  • To prepare for the Apple Certification program

Programme Components

  • Approach common tasks with a logical, efficent workflow
  • Media Management - Organization of media using Final Cut's powerful management tools catalog and search your footage instantly
  • FCP interface and tools
  • Editing modes in Final Cut
  • Basic sound editing
  • Cutting an audio-visual
  • Creating a master edit 

Programme Head: Prashant Naik & Vivian Pimenta

Prashant Naik: The HOD of the Editing department at Whistling Woods International (WWI). He is a reputed National Award-winning Film Editor. He is also an Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro.

Prashant specialised in Editing at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune, in 1991, after completing a graduate degree in Law and a post-graduate degree in Commerce.

He has taught at the FTII, and has been the HOD of the Video Editing Department from 2004-2006.

Prashant's FTII Diploma film 'Punaravritti' received the National Award in the Best Short Fiction category in 1992. In 1997, the Oriya feature film 'Shunya Swaroopa' (directed by Himansu Khatua and edited by Prashant Naik) won the National Award in the Best Regional Film category. The film went on to receive 5 State awards and was screened at several international film festivals. In 2005, Prashant won the National Award for Best Editing for the film Harvest of Hunger (directed by Roopashree Nanda) in the Non-feature Film category.

Over the years he has edited a number of corporate films, ad films, promotional films and documentaries and also television series such as 'Junglee Toofan Tyre Puncture', 'Fans', 'Life and You (FLU)' and some episodes of 'Yule Love Stories' for Zee TV and several episodes of 'Surabhi' for Doordarshan. He was the On-line Editor for the live coverage of the India-Australia Cricket World Cup match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, in 1996.

Prashant's most recent project as Editor is the Hindi feature film I am Kalam (2010, directed by Nila Madhab Panda), which has been screened this year at the Berlin and Cannes film festivals.

Vivian Pimenta : Faculty in the Editing department of Whistling Woods International (WWI), is an Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro. As faculty, he instructs students on film project workflow, and trains them on Apple Professional Applications.

Earlier, Vivian had been associated with the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, from 2003 to 2006. He was with FTII's Film Editing department during the significant transition to digitally edited diploma films on the Avid and Apple Final Cut Pro Systems.

He has had a long-standing relation with the industry in the areas of training and support with Avid and Sony Broadcast and Professional. 

Schedule:   
Programme Name  : The Editing Skills on FCP 
Days Date  
Fees:   
Fees (INR)   : 23,200 
Service Tax (12.36%) : 2,868
Security Deposit (20%) : 4,000
Total Fees(INR)   : 30,068   

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment. 
Fundamentals of Digital Audio Workstation
Programme code :  SRD 101
Credit Points :  1
Award :  Certificate in fundamentals of Digital Audio Workstation
Duration :  40 hours over 8 weeks
Requirements :  Must have completed class 12 
Eligibility  :  18 years and above 

Programme Overview

Intro to the Analog Recording Chain and Mac OS 10.5.X covers basic computer skills inclusive of the understanding of the Apple Macintosh OS and some audio recording knowledge, such as a basic understanding of recording techniques, processes, and equipment.

Learning Objective

To learn the basic recording chain and analog mixer concepts on the Pro- Tool software.

Introduction to Pro Tools covers basic Pro Tools principles, giving you everything you need to complete a Pro Tools project, from initial set up to final mix down. This programme focuses on Pro Tools 8 software and Pro Tools LE system. It covers a multitude of new functions and feature enhancements.

Whether your project involves recording of live instruments, MIDI sequencing of software synthesizers, or audio editing or region looping, this programme will give you the basic skills to succeed. The programme provides the foundation for the later 200-series Pro Tools Music Production and Post Production programmes. 

Programme Components

I. Pre Requisite: Intro to the Analog Recording Chain and Macintosh OS.

  • Basic Recording Chain
  • Analog Mixer Concept
  • Mac OS

II. DAW - In ProTools Perspective.

  • Background information and introduction to Pro Tools
  • Getting inside Pro Tools
  • Creating your first session
  • First audio recording
  • Importing media into your session
  • Making your first MIDI recording
  • Selecting and navigating
  • Basic editing and mixing techniques
  • Managing session data and media files
  • Recording MIDI and audio - Loop recording and advanced techniques
  • Working with timescales and virtual instruments
  • Editing & quantizing MIDI and audio
  • Automation - Enabling, playing, viewing, and editing automation data
  • Mixing - Using sends, returns, plug-ins, Master Faders, and groups

Rakesh Ranjan, HOD, Sound Recording and Design, Whistling Woods International (WWI) has a diploma in Sound Recording and Sound Engineering from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.

Rakesh has been working alongside the leading directors and producers of Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata for the last 33 years. The prolific Audiographer has credits that cover over 140 Hindi released feature films.

He has worked in international documentaries for BBC and CBC. He pioneered the incorporation of digital technology in all aspects of motion picture production in India. His professional achievements include four Filmfare awards, seven nominations and two wins for Screen awards, three nominations and one win for Zee awards and one IIFA award for films such as 'Aitraaz' (2004), 'Aks' (2001), 'Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha' (1998), 'Pardes' (1997), 'Barsaat' (1995), 'Damini' (1993) and 'Taal' (1999).

Fees:

Programme Name : Fundaments of Digital Audio Workstation
Fees (INR)  : 25,000
Service Tax (12.36%) : 3,090
Security Deposit (20%)  : 5,000
Total Fees(INR) : 28,090

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment.
Fundamentals of Film Appreciation

  

Programme code : FA 101
Credit Points : 0.5
Award : Certificate in Fundamentals of Film Appreciation
Duration  : 20 hours over 5 weeks
Requirements  : -
Eligibility : 18 years and above

Programme Overview

The Fundamentals of Film Appreciation programme offers a unique learning experience that will deepen the understanding of films among the participants. The programme is an introduction to the diverse expression of the film language and to the defining features of the medium - such as the cinematic construction of an event and the macro and micro composition of space and time in cinema. The programme is an initiation programme for those participants interested in developing their knowledge of the language and aesthetics of cinema.

Learning Objectives

  • To introduce participants to the specificity of film language
  • To develop an analytical method of looking at films

Programme Components

  • Uniqueness of cinema as an art
  • Cinema as an art medium and as a communication medium
  • Event, time and space in cinema
  • Macro and micro - compositions in cinema

Class time will include lectures and screenings. In addition to it, the participants will have an access to selected WWI guest screenings and interactions with renowned filmmakers. There will be a final assessment at the end of the programme.

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Fees:

Programme Name : Fundamentals of Film Appreciation
Fees (INR) : 7,500
Service Tax (12.36%) : 927
Security Deposit (20%) : -
Total Fees(INR)  : 8,427
Programme Name : Advanced Film Appreciation
Fees (INR) : 10,000
Service Tax (12.36%) : 1,236
Security Deposit (20%) : -
Total Fees(INR) : 11,236

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment. 
Fundamentals of Still Photography
Programme code   :  CIN 101
Credit Points :  0.5
Award :  Certificate Fundamentals of Still Photography
Duration :  20 hours over 4 weeks
Requirements :  Any digital still camera
Eligibility :  - 

Programme Overview

The fundamentals of Still Photography programme offers an elementary training in creative photography. The participants learn the basics of capturing pictures as they inculcate an ideology and philosophy of looking through a camera. They train in composing a sensible and sensitive picture that tells a story which can touch an emotional chord in the viewer. The programme will help participants to connect thoughts, feelings and meanings with images and will also prepare them for more advanced and specialised levels of photography.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn the fundamental grammar of visual story telling
  • To learn the skill sets of creating meaningful images
  • To learn operational skills of a still camera

Programme Components

  • History of Photography
  • Study of Paintings
  • Lens Types and Functions
  • Shutter Types and Impact of Selected Shutter Speed
  • Aperture and Depth of Field relation
  • Recording Medium Memory Card/Chip 
  • Reproduction
  • Use of monotones as a palate
  • Use of color as compositional element (Harmony and Contrast)
  • Use Of Available Light

Fundamentals of Still Photography is a prerequisite for our upcoming short programmes in Photography:

  • Advanced Photography
  • Photography - Working on Film
  • Assisting on Camera
  • Steady cam operating
  • Being Gaffer
  • Being Grip
  • Basics of Electronic Cinematography
  • High Definition

Programme Head: Krishhna Murthy

Krishhna Murthy has over 15 feature films to his credit as Director of Photography, including: Jyothi(1979), Patita(1980), Bindiya Chamkegi(1982), Tohfa Mohabbat Ka(1984), Rihayee(1988), PatitaPavani(1990), Raghu More Bachelor of Hearts(2000), Humjo Keh na Paaye(2003), Wajaah(2004).

He also worked as Associate Cameraman in several Hindi feature films including : Jugnu, Nastik, Naya Zamana, Warrant, Yeh Gulistan Hamara, Aazad, Barood.

He holds a Diploma in Motion Picture Photography from FTII.

Fees:

Programme Name  : Fundamentals of Still Photography
Fees (INR) : 12,500
Service Tax (12.36%) : 1,483
Security Deposit (20%) : -
Total Fees(INR)  : 13,983
Programme Name : Advanced Skills of Still Photography
Fees (INR) : 30,000
Service Tax (12.36%)  : 3,708
Security Deposit (20%) : -
Total Fees(INR)  : 33,708

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment.
History of Indian Cinema
Programme code :  FA-103
Credit Points :  0.5
Award :  Certificate in History of Indian Cinema
Duration :  20 hours over 4 weeks
Requirements :  -
Eligibility :  18 years and above

Programme Overview

Indians love cinema, no argument. In fact, the Indian Film Industry is arguably the largest 'Institution of the Imaginary' in the world. All over the world when there is a hue and cry over Hollywood domination over local film industries, India is still an exception to this. And if one entity gives Indian Cinema its own signature, it is without a doubt the use of song and dance and the navarasas or 9 basic emotions. Unlike Hollywood, where the ‘Musical' was a separate genre by itself, song and dance has been an integral part of the narrative in Indian Cinema be it in any language or whichever genre - This right from the first Indian Talkie, Alam Ara made in 1931.

Over the years, the Indian film song has evolved and has been developed and perfected to a T. With stunning camerawork, eye-catching locales and sets, colourful costumes and energetic choreography, the Indian film song at times is singularly responsible for the success or failure of a film giving it that so called ‘repeat value.'

But there is more to Indian cinema than just song and dance and the 9 basic emotions thrown into every film. Indian cinema has seen a dramatic journey from almost a century ago - 1913 to be precise when the first Indian feature film, Dadasaheb Phalke's Raja Harishcandra premiered and astonished Indian audiences.

From the silent features to the advent of sound. The heydays of the studio systems in the 1930s and 40s which showed that social commitment, art and commerce could go hand in hand and their subsequent decline. From the development of the playback system to the high peaks reached in the golden age of Indian cinema - the 1950s and the early 1960s

From the colourful 60s to the Indian New Wave beginning at the fag end of the 60s with the first lot of FTII graduates entering the Industry and emerging as an alternative cinema throughout the country in the 1970s and 80s.

The advent of the ‘Angry Young Man' to the ‘NRI' films of the 1990s and finally to the variety and expansion in all types of filmmaking thanks to technologic advances and the advent of the multiplexes in the 2000s, Indian cinema has seen it all, clinging to its own unique identity.

The programme would take the student down the magical journey tracing the development of the Indian film, looking at its unique traits that sets it apart from its western counterpart, so that we understand our past and place the journey of Indian cinema in a context as we see its evolution and analyse its important movements, see where we stand today and yes, where do we go from here.

Programme Components

  • The Studio System
  • Rise to the golden age of the 1950s.
  • The Golden Age continued
  • The advent of the first ever Superstar and the rise of the Angry Young Man
  • The regional Industries
  • The Indian New Wave
  • Indian cinema and the crossroads it is at today

Programme Head: Karan Bali 

Karan Bali is a graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, with specialisation in Film Direction and has been working in Mumbai since 1993. He has directed various corporate films and documentaries that have been aired on Indian Television besides being the Chief Assistant Director for two feature films - Everybody Says I'm Fine (2001) and Matrubhoomi (2003). He has also directed the short film Tasty Titbits (1999), screened at various festivals aborad and is the co-Founder and content-in-charge of www.upperstall.com, a serious and analytical portal on cinema of the sub-continent.

Fees:

Programme Name : History of Indian Cinema
Fees (INR)  : 7,500
Service Tax (12.36%) : 927
Security Deposit (20%)  : -
Total Fees (INR) : 8,427

 Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment.
Mobile Filmmaking
Programme code  :  MFM 100
Credit Points :  0.5
Award :  Certificate in Mobile Filmmaking
Duration   :  24 hours over 4 weeks
Requirements :  Any mobile phone with camera
Eligibility :  Age 15 years and above 

Programme Overview

Mobile Phone is probably the only gadget that has carved out the closest place in the life of the human species. This closeness has resulted into technological advantages that are provided by today's mobile phones. Mobiles phones have become a mini world that offers a world of possibilities. It not only manages your network and contacts but also has slowly started replacing cameras, handy-cams and notebook computers. This has thrown open huge possibilities for filmmakers. It cannot be ignored that using this device for filmmaking and dishing out quality videos has immense potential and an impressive market. The Mobile filmmaking course will give you an in-depth understanding of this fresh and appealing format, its distribution and exhibition

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding of how to identify the theme and the purpose of a mobile film
  • How to plan a mobile film and its nuances
  • How to shoot your mobile film with appropriate visual design
  • How to exhibit and also make money out of a finished product

Programme Components

  • Preproduction process
  • Production process
  • Post production process
  • Exhibition and marketing strategy
  • A One-minute film will be made and uploaded as a deliverable

Programme Head: Rabiya Nazki

A versatile and seasoned professional with rich experience in strategic planning, creative direction, script writing, film production, account management and people management with well-known organisations across arts & entertainment, healthcare, non-profit, event & publicity sector, she has been associated with companies like Network18, BBC, Percept, Zee and many more.

Fees:

Programme Name : Mobile Filmmaking
Fees (INR) :10,000
Service Tax (12.36%) :1,236
Security Deposit (20%) :-
Total Fees(INR)  :11,236

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment.
Motion Picture Production Planning
Programme code :PROD101 - 1
Credit Points :1
Award :Certificate in tools and techniques for Motion Picture Production Planning
Duration :40 hours over 4 weeks
Requirements :-
Eligibility :18 years and above

Programme Overview

Tools and Techniques for Motion Picture Production Planning course offers a unique training in the software that assists in creating a production plan on the basis of a script. Considering the globalisation and corporatisation of the media industry, this course is well designed to meet the emerging demands. Participants will be taught the importance of a correctly formatted script and how to extract a detailed resource breakdown through various software functions. The course is aimed at developing skill sets that will enable students to acquire professional understanding of different production needs and their planning.

Learning Objectives

  • To execute a well formatted script on Final Draft
  • To learn detailed Script Breakdowns
  • To create Strip-Board derived from a script breakdown
  • To explore the different requirements of script breakdown and scheduling
  • To train in scheduling Cast, Sets & Equipments
  • To prepare a EP scheduling docket with respect to the director’s requirements and ideas

 Programme Components

  • Script Formatting
  • Importance of script details
  • Script Breakdown and Strip Boarding
  • Scheduling a Strip Board
  • Scheduling for different priorities
  • Deriving per day requirements
  • Day out of days reports
  • Contingency Planning and Re-Scheduling
  • EP scheduling Docket preparation
  • Project

 Each Class will be 20% theory and 80% demonstration. Student will have supervised hands on sessions with a follow-up assignment to monitor learning curve.

Programme code  :  PROD101 - 2

Credit Points  :  1

Award  :  Certificate in Tools and Techniques for Motion Picture Production Planning.

Duration  :  40 Hrs over 4 weeks

Eligibility  :  For Executive Producers/ Line producers/ chief AD's/ first AD's/ Production executives.

 Learning Objectives

  • To make the first Budget from the first schedule of the film.
  • To learn detailed line production
  • To create schedule depending on the film budget.
  • To explore the different requirements of Executive Production and Line production
  • To train in line production and executive production
  • To prepare a EP budget docket with respect to the Schedule of the film.

 Programme Components

  • Line production.
  • Importance of negotiation/ location recce's/ permissions/ production design.
  • Budget break down sequence wise and reworking the schedule budget wise.
  • Locking the schedule of the film with production elements.
  • Executive production for different budget movies.
  • Planning/ negotiating for day to day requirements/ vendors/ crew and cast/ contracts/ trouble shooting
  • Contingency Planning and Reworking the budget
  • EP budgeting Docket preparation
  • Project

Each Class will be 20% theory and 80% demonstration. Student will have supervised hands on sessions with a follow-up assignment to monitor learning curve.

Programme Head:Rabiya Chopra

Rabiya Chopra is currently working at Anurag Kashyap Films and Sikhya Entertainment headed by ace filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and Producer Guneet Monga, Rabia Chopra has been a member of the Guest faculty at Whistling Woods International (WWI) since 2008 till present. She has been a visiting lecturer in the Producing Department.

After completing her Business of Film and Television course at WWI, she entered the arena of Media and Entertainment as a line producer for numerous television commercials. A multifaceted individual, she has worked in areas of casting, line production, script development and has also produced numerous films.

Head Operations, Casting Networks Inc.

  • Line Producer on a corporate film for Oberoi Realty Estates.
  •  Co-producer for a corporate film for Jute Cottage, Bangalore.
  •  Executive Producer for the first schedule of a fiction TV show with Optimystix.
  •  Project Manager on Sankalan with Baiscope Entertainment and Mumbai Mantra.
  •  Worked on the Scheduling and Budgeting for a Documentary, Religions of India with an independent production house based in Delhi.
  • Worked on Pre-production of the feature film Dev D with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.
  • Line Producer on a feature film with Bharatbala Productions; worked on Movie Magic Break-down and Scheduling.
  • Line Producer on a documentary City Beasts made in December 2006, by Kurt Inderbitzin Productions.
  • Produced 4 short films, including Tying Strings and Shame (20 min, Feb. 2008) which was screened at Pune International Film Festival (PIFF, Jan. 2009) and selected for the 'Short Film Corner' at Cannes Film Festival in May 2009.

Vishal Gandhi

Vishal Gandhi has specialized in Producing ( 2006-08) Film Making course from Whistling Woods International.He has completed his Feature Film writing course under Kamlesh pandey ( writer Rang de basanti) and Ben reki ( Hollywood writer)(2009).He has worked as an Executive producer for India’s leading Production house Red Chillies Entertainments (2008-2010) on various projects. As a freelancer he has worked with Moser baer entertainment, Rose entertainment, Moon bean entertainment, Triple A entertainment.His short films have been showcased at Cannes, Kala khoda and have also won at various Film festivals.He Started Blue Elephant Entertainment (2010), into Content development, Line production, Production services.Currently he is writing a feature film for a known feature film director. He is Visiting Faculty at WWI .

Fees:

Programme Name  : Motion Picture Production Planning
Fees (INR) :13,750
Service Tax (12.36%) : 1,700
Security Deposit (20%) : 5,500
Total Fees(INR) : 20,950

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment.
Music Foundation - Level 1
Programme code :  MUS10
Credit Points :  0.5
Award :  Certificate in Music Foundation - Level one
Duration :  30 hours over 10 weeks
Requirements :-
Eligibility :-

Programme Overview

Music Foundation Level one provides a student with the absolute fundamentals in music training, with practical approaches in Rhythm, Melody & Harmony, the vital building blocks of musical expression. The programme begins with basic kinaesthetics that leads to a universal physical technique for all instruments. It draws from essential musical practices of different world music styles, such as Afro-cuban, Jazz, Blues & Folk, Western Classical, Indian Classical and popular music.

Students in this programme will begin learning notation in Western and Indian systems, a strong focus on ear-training, practical approaches to improvisation & composition, basics of music theory as it pertains to practical music-making, and how to develop themselves as individually-voiced musical artistes.

Students will be exposed to a variety of music styles & how to work, groove and jam with other musicians in a musically structured & productive manner. Music programming software such as Logic Pro will also be used as a learning tool for students to begin their own journey with music production & arrangement.

This programme also provides an ideal foundation for anyone who wants to study music formally at university level.

Learning Objectives

  • Integrated approach to instrument technique
  • How to inculcate musical leadership
  • Universal skills that can translate into any musical style/tradition
  • Learning to play by ear & notation

Programme Components

  • Rhythm
  • Melody
  • Harmony
  • Repertoire
  • Improvisation

MUS101 is a prerequisite for GBASS 301 (Guitar & Bass) and MUS102 (Music Foundation Level Two).

Each Class will be 20% theory and 80% demonstration. Student will have supervised hands on sessions with a follow-up assignment to monitor learning curve.

Every theoretical component will be delivered to the student via a practical, musical exercise, ensuring complete assimilation of theory. Follow-up assignments will consist primarily of the student following specified practice regimes in order to complete the practice hour requirement of the programme. Programme-time involves demonstration of the student's practical abilities, with a strong focus on ensemble playing.

Programme Head: D WOOD

D Wood, Faculty, (School of Music) at Whistling Woods International has been based in India for almost two decades. Born in San Franisco, he is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, holds an M.A. in World Music and is a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship.

He has been a Performer, Sound Designer and Composer for films, including some avant-garde films such as Mani Kaul's The Idiot (1991) and Dev Benegal's English August (1994) and has also been a producer and host of radio programmes and television documentaries. He has taught at universities across the U.S.A, including Harvard, MIT and NYU.

As faculty of Music at Whistling Woods International, D Wood works closely with other departments at the institute, especially with Sound Recording & Design (which has in his words, "the best facilities you can ever expect anywhere"). He guide students to listen to various types of music - Indian: classical, folk and film music; and international - classical, folk, jazz, rhythm & blues, Latin American, Asian, African and Traditional World Music. He also teaches about the styles and sounds of musical instruments and how these are used in cinema, and the nuances of music composition for films!

Fees:

Course Name : Music Foundation Level 1
Fees (INR)  : 13,000
Service Tax (12.36%) : 1,607
Security Deposit (20%) : -
Total Fees (INR)  : 14,607

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment.

 

Production Design - Level 1
Programme code :  PD 101
Credit Points :  0.5
Award  :  Certificate Production Design – Level 1
Duration :  20 hours over 5 weeks
Requirements :-
Eligibility :  18 years & above

Programme Overview

From early in pre-production, the production designer collaborates with the director and director of photography to establish the visual feel and specific aesthetic needs of the project. The production designer guides key personnel in other departments such as the costume designer, the key hair and make-up artists and the locations manager (among others) to establish a unified visual appearance to the film.

The Production Design - Level1 programme offers a unique specialised training in the basic responsibilities of a Production Designer, with respect to the aesthetic aspects and practical skills needed to create the visual impact of a film.

Learning Objectives

  • To comprehend the importance of pre production - research and script breakdown
  • To learn about the significance of colors, props, costumes, locations etc.
  • To understand components of set construction
  • To learn different components of set-dressing

Programme Components

  • Components of Production Design
  • Defining job responsibilities of a Production Designer's team
  • Script Study
  • Script Breakdown
  • Research skills
  • Character Study
  • Colour Theory
  • Prop selection
  • Elementary principles of costume designing
  • Elementary principles of prosthetics
  • Locations vs constructed sets
  • Workflow of set construction
  • Budgeting
  • Set Dressing
  • Project

Each Class will be 20% theory and 80% demonstration. Student will have supervised hands on sessions with a follow-up assignment to monitor learning curve.

 

Programme Head: Salim Arif & Sabyasachi Bose

Salim Arif 

Salim Arif, faculty at WWI, is an alumnus of the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi, having specialised in Direction.

He has also researched on the interaction between traditional and contemporary Indian theatre. Beginning as a costume designer on prestigious productions for television such as Shyam Benegal's 'Bharat Ek Khoj', Gulzar's 'Mirza Ghalib', Nirja Guleri's 'Chandrakanta' and Chandraprakash Dwivedi's 'Chanakya' etc., Salim Arif has gone on to be a Film and Stage Designer.

He has worked on films such as Ketan Mehta's 'Sardar' (1993), Gulzar's 'Maachis' (1996) and 'Hu Tu Tu' (1999), Govind Nihalani's 'Thakshak' (1999) and Mani Ratnam's 'Guru'.

Innovative in his approach, and exploring new contents for staging, he is one of the noted directors of the Hindi theatre scene in India, with numerous plays such as 'Aapki Soniya', 'Kachche Lamhe', 'Kharaashein' and 'Lakeerein' and events like Octave 2010 to his credit.

Sabyasachi Bose

Sabyasachi Bose, Faculty in Production Design at WWI, graduated from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata in 1992. In 1994, he began his career in the field of Production Design under the tutelage of Bijon Das Gupta. He then went on to work with Sanjay Dhabade and finally with Samir Chanda.

Sabyasachi has been involved in film projects that include 'Raja' (1995), 'Barsaat' (1995), 'Gupt- The Hidden Secret' (1997), 'Judaai' (1997), 'Chocolate - A Deep Dark Secret' (2005) and 'Krrish' (2006). He has worked as TV serials such as 'Chandrakanta', the theatre production, 'Legend of Rama', along with shows such as 'Manikchand Filmfare Awards', 'Hum Ek Hai'. He has also contributed to ad shows for companies like Samsung, Onida, BPL, MRF Tyres, Apollo Tyres, Tata, Britannia, Times of India, Anandalok etc.

Simultaneously, as an artist, he has continued to participate in many prestigious group shows such as:

 

  • 'Exhibition' organised by 'Indian International Art Centre' at Kolkata in1992
  •  'Open Air-1994' organised by Birla Academy of Art and Culture at Kolkata
  •  'Annual Art Exhibition- 1996-97' organised by The Art Society of India (Mumbai)
  • 'Annual Art Exhibition' organised by Indian Society of Oriental Art at Kolkata in 1999
  •  '9th Harmony Show' organised by the Art Trust, co-organised by the Textile Division, Reliance Industries at Mumbai (2004)
  • 'Art Watch' organised by Galerie 88 at Kolkata (2004).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fees: 

Programme Name : Production Design - Level 1
Fees (INR) : 20,000
Service Tax (12.36%) : 2,472
Security Deposit (20%) : -
Total Fees(INR)  : 22,472

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment.

 

Production Design Level 2
Programme code :    PD 102
Credit Points :    1
Award :    Certificate Production Design – Level 2
Duration :    40 hours over 5 weeks
Requirements :    -
Eligibility :    PD 101 Production Design – Level1 or equivalent  

Programme Overview

The Production Design - Level 2 programme offers sessions of compact, seriously effective and direct-experience-driven knowledge. It enable the students to enter the field with an exciting career prospect as a Film and TV professional. The practical and conceptual skills required to fully realize a project's visual potentials will be developed .The combination of theoretical analysis and participation- based practical experience will enable students to learn how to apply production designing skills to visually express stories with the a desired emotional impact.

Learning Objectives

  • To analyse the role of production design in different genre
  • To learn advanced skill and tools of designing and dressing a location or constructed set
  • To learn make-up and costume designing in order to create different characters
  • To learn detailed costing and contingency planning

Programme Components

  • Production design for TV
  • Production design for feature Films
  • Research skills
  • Floor planning
  • Carpentry and painting
  • Budgeting
  • Character study and costume designing
  • Character study and prosthetics
  • Period and futuristic films problems and nuances while shooting
  • Field trips

Each Class will be 30% theory and 70% demonstration. Students will have supervised hands on sessions with a follow-up project assignment to monitor the learning curve.

Programme Head: Salim Arif & Sabyasachi Bose

Salim Arif : Salim Arif, faculty at WWI, is an alumnus of the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi, having specialised in Direction.
He has also researched on the interaction between traditional and contemporary Indian theatre. Beginning as a costume designer on prestigious productions for television such as Shyam Benegal's 'Bharat Ek Khoj', Gulzar's 'Mirza Ghalib', Nirja Guleri's 'Chandrakanta' and Chandraprakash Dwivedi's 'Chanakya' etc., Salim Arif has gone on to be a Film and Stage Designer.

He has worked on films such as Ketan Mehta's 'Sardar' (1993), Gulzar's 'Maachis' (1996) and 'Hu Tu Tu' (1999), Govind Nihalani's 'Thakshak' (1999) and Mani Ratnam's 'Guru'.

Innovative in his approach, and exploring new contents for staging, he is one of the noted directors of the Hindi theatre scene in India, with numerous plays such as 'Aapki Soniya', 'Kachche Lamhe', 'Kharaashein' and 'Lakeerein' and events like Octave 2010 to his credit.

Sabyasachi Bose: Sabyasachi Bose, Faculty in Production Design at WWI, graduated from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata in 1992. In 1994, he began his career in the field of Production Design under the tutelage of Bijon Das Gupta. He then went on to work with Sanjay Dhabade and finally with Samir Chanda.

Sabyasachi has been involved in film projects that include 'Raja' (1995), 'Barsaat' (1995), 'Gupt- The Hidden Secret' (1997), 'Judaai' (1997), 'Chocolate - A Deep Dark Secret' (2005) and 'Krrish' (2006). He has worked as TV serials such as 'Chandrakanta', the theatre production, 'Legend of Rama', along with shows such as 'Manikchand Filmfare Awards', 'Hum Ek Hai'. He has also contributed to ad shows for companies like Samsung, Onida, BPL, MRF Tyres, Apollo Tyres, Tata, Britannia, Times of India, Anandalok etc.

Simultaneously, as an artist, he has continued to participate in many prestigious group shows such as:

  • 'Exhibition' organised by 'Indian International Art Centre' at Kolkata in1992
  • 'Open Air-1994' organised by Birla Academy of Art and Culture at Kolkata
  • 'Annual Art Exhibition- 1996-97' organised by The Art Society of India (Mumbai)
  • 'Annual Art Exhibition' organised by Indian Society of Oriental Art at Kolkata in 1999
  • '9th Harmony Show' organised by the Art Trust, co-organised by the Textile Division, Reliance Industries at Mumbai (2004)
  • 'Art Watch' organised by Galerie 88 at Kolkata (2004).

 

Fees:

Programme Name   : Production Design  
Fees (INR) : 32,000 - Level 2
Service Tax (12.36%)  : 3,955 
Security Deposit (20%) : - 
Total Fees(INR)   : 35,955

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment.

 

Specialised Programme - Celebrity Styling for Films and Television
Programme code :    SPC - CSFFT
Credit Points   :    3
Award  :    Certificate in Specialised Programme – Celebrity styling for films and television
Duration :    5 months - Saturday - 6 hours a week - 120 hours
Requirements :    10th standard or basic industry experience and good communication skills.
Eligibility :    -   

Programme Overview:

‘Celebrity styling for movies and television' is the only one of its kind course where a student is taught the basics of styling, the different elements used in the process of styling for movies and television. Professionals from different areas such as styling and film making will be a part of the guest faculty. The students will style a diploma film in association with the film making students and work in state of the art studios and outdoors within the verdant campus.

Learning objectives

  • Understanding the meaning of fashion styling and how it is different from fashion designing
  • Learning about style personalities
  • The concept of colour is explained in relation to movies and television
  • Basic fabric, print and colour knowledge in relation to different kind of lenses that are used
  • Researching on characters and styling them as per the need of the script
  • Studying period as well as contemporary films / TV shows in context to styling
  • 24 hour pressure test
  • Wardrobe weeding
  • Coordinating with PR agencies and designers
  • Budgeting and personal shopping

Programme Components
Styling a 'look' based on a brief given by the director or a celebrity. The methodology to achieve this would be through research work based on: understanding a script, the colour/ fabric/accessories to be used in relation to character and the lenses to be used for shooting a movie. The student’s skill will be honed through role-play and critique from an experienced professional in the industry. Students will be also be shown a diverse range of movies right from Mythology to Sci-fictions to understand styling.

Programme Head: Shalini Mehta (Celebrity Stylist, Fashion blogger)

Shalini is a post graduate in Apparel Design & Merchandising from NID National Institute of Design. She styles movies, TV commercials, TV shows and fashion photo shoots. She has worked with the best names in fashion including Manish Malhotra and Anaita Shroff Adajania. The celebrities that she has styled include, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Rampal, Preity Zinta and Anushka Sharma amongst others. In addition, has done on location shoots at Cape Town, South Africa. She is an avid fashion blogger. At present she is a Styling Consultant to Star TV.

Name of Programme    : Celebrity Styling for Films &Television
Schedule:  
No. of Hours : 120 hours- 6 hours a week
Months   : 5 Months
Days : Saturday
Fees:  
Code  : SPC – CSFFT  
Fees(inclusive of tax (INR) : 95,500 
Specialised Programme - Pattern Making and Apparel Construction
Programme code :    SPC - PMAC
Credit Points :    3
Award  :     Certificate in Specialized programme in Pattern Making and Apparel Construction
Duration :    5 months - 6 hours a week - 120 hours
Requirements :    10th standard and basic knowledge of sewing
Eligibility :    -

Programme Overview

Precision in a cut is achieved through a scientific approach in understanding the anatomy of the body, learning how to measure the body. The correct usage of ease and understanding of standard size charts is important to understand sizing. The course aims to develop your skills in analysing a pattern and the various methods of making a perfect well fitted and stitched garment.

Learning objectives

  • Understanding balance and proportions
  • To learn and perfect your sewing skills
  • To complete a paper pattern using all the signage’s, notches and seam allowances
  • Maintenance of a journal on a ¼ scale
  • Making of patterns as per the altered muslin fit

Programme Components
A logical and systematic approach in pattern cutting and assembly of the various parts to get a perfect fit and impeccable finishing. Students will learn how to cut a basic bodice, shift dress, collar, sleeves, princess line bodice, trouser, saree, designer blouse and corset. This knowledge enables the student to develop your skills in pattern, drafting, cutting, sewing.

Programme Head: Vanita Mahtani

She is an alumnus of AMD (Apparel Manufacture & Design) Department P.V. Polytechnic (SNDT University). Holds a post graduate in sociology & is a qualified Textile Designer. She has a vast experience of international marketing, specializing in the European sector and is an academician since last 9 years.

Schedule:  
Name of Programme : Pattern Making & Apparel Construction
No. of Hours : 120 hours- 6 hours a week
Months   : 5 Months
Days : Saturday
Fees:  
Code : SPC – PMAC
Fees (inclusive of tax (INR)) : 67, 416
Wing Chun
Programme code :    Wing Chun
Credit Points  :    0.5
Award  :    Certificate in Wing Chun
Duration   :    12 hours over 4 weeks
Requirements  :    -
Eligibility :    18 years and above  

Programme Overview

The programme on Wing Chun will train you in one of the youngest and most contemporary styles of Kung Fu. Considered to be one of the three great martial art styles of Southern China, it was founded during the Qing Dynasty by a Buddhist nun, Ng Mui, of the famed Shaolin Temple. Ng Mui, one of the top five fighters of the day, aimed at designing a more effective fighting method which did not rely on brute strength to be effective. Wing Chun differed greatly from other Kung Fu styles of the time in its theory, the structure of its movements and means of generating force. It was not based on imitation (such as directly copying animal movements), but on natural, scientific laws, eliminating unnecessary movements to overcome and generate force in the most efficient way. Wing Chun utilises the body's structure for stability and power, and it emphasises close range fighting. This makes Wing Chun good for self-defense.

Regular attendance of the Wing Chun programme will teach you how with the movements of one phase of development you can perfectly counter those of another, only to be countered by a third which in turn can be overcome by the first. There is no single Wing Chun technique, which cannot be countered by another.

Learning Objectives

  • Minimum input maximum output
  • Better body mind balance or co-ordination
  • Better concentration level
  • Good reflexes
  • Good hand eye co-ordination
  • Improved self esteem and confidence
  • Distressing and relaxation

 Programme Components

  • Simplicity
  • Directness
  • Practicality
  • Economy of movement
  • Minimum use of brute strength
  • Principles

Programme Head: Rakesh Rane

Rakesh Rane has been practicing yoga and Wing Chun for last 12 years and teaching for last 8 years. He has specialised in giving treatment to medically compromised people through yoga (yoga therapy). He has trained police personnel in Wing Chun and also trained many celebrities.

Fees:

Programme Name : Wing Chun
Fees (INR) : 4,000 
Service Tax (12.36%) : 494  
Security Deposit (20%) : -
Total Fees (INR) : 4,494

 Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment. 
Writing for TV - Learning the Basics
Programme code :    SCRW 101
Credit Points :    1
Award  :    Certificate in Writing for TV – Learning the Basics
Duration :    40 hours over 8 weeks
Requirements  :    -
Eligibility :    -

Programme Overview

Television soap writing, with focus on content creation. During the programme, participants will go through the complete process of creating a daily soap show, starting with the germ of an idea, or ideation, expanding the idea to a story, plotting it over 260 episodes (1 Yr) and writing a week's screenplays and finally leading to a pilot episode.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the craft of writing for TV
  • To understand how an idea for a TV show gets developed into a full fledged soap.
  • To learn basics of plotting for TV, mile stoning stories & its difference from film writing.
  • To learn the basic principles of screenplay writing in TV & the importance of the Pilot Episode.

Programme Components

  • Creating a high end idea (the winning concept)
  • Developing the idea to a concept & then to a story
  • Mile-stoning the story into monthly and weekly stories
  • Basics of screenplay writing. The journey from step out line to scene creation
  • The importance of scene. Scene as a unit of screenplay
  • Creating memorable characters. TV shows are remembered for characters.

Programme Head: Vinod Ranganath

Vinod Ranganath is a renowned theatre and television professional with a background in theatre in Hindi and English since 27 years and in television for over 16 years.
He has also been actively involved in theatre workshops and plays, in Malayalam.
He has co-directed and acted in the English play 'A Suitable Bride', which premiered in 1996 and ran successfully for 50 shows. The film, 'What's Your Raashee?' was based on this play.

Vinod has written close to 2500 episodes on television in the last 16 years. Major works include daily soap operas such as Swabhimaan, Sukanya, Kittie Party and Sarkarr, all co-written with Ms. Shobhaa De. His work also includes; Itihaas, Kartavya, Lekin Yeh Meri Life Hai, Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi, Agni, Kituu Sab Janti Hai, Kareena-Kareena, Mamta, Aisa Desh Hai Mera, Durgesh Nandini, Main Aisi Kyu Hu, Ghar Ek Sapna, and Dehleez.
Other work on television includes serials; Parivar, Zara Hat Ke, Sea Hawks, Saaya, Waaris, Milan, Aandhi, Tiger and Force One.
Vinod Ranganath has written the story and screenplay of the Hindi feature film, 'Mil Gayee Manzil Mujhe'. He also wrote the story, screenplay and dialogue of 'Mast', the screenplay of the Malayalam film, 'Millennium Stars' , the screenplay for the Hindi Film 'Ishq-Vishq'.
Ashutosh Gowarikar's 'Swades' was based on 'Vinod's teleplay titled Vapasi, written for Zee's Yule Love stories in 1995.

Programme Name Writing For TV - Learning The Basics   
Fees (INR)   : 38,605

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment. 
Yoga
Programme code  :    Yoga
Credit Points  :    0.5
Award  :    Certificate in Yoga
Duration  :    12 hours over 4 weeks
Requirements  :    -
Eligibility  :    -   

Programme Overview

The course in Yoga offered by WWI will increase your body's flexibility and reduce stress. Regular attendance will help you to lower, or to keep low, your blood pressure, improve your sense of well-being, and can help you with any ailments related to breading difficulties, joint pain, digestion, posture and mental stress.

Learning Objectives

  • Reduce test anxiety through simple relaxation strategies
  • Improve concentration
  • Relax and de-stress participants, clearing the way for improved learning
  • Create an environment where participants can focus, learn, and perform successfully
  • Build self-esteem as participants realize learning potential without barriers from stress and anxiety
  • Link learning to movement, addressing bodily-kinesthetic intelligence
  • Honour Participants individual learning styles

Programme Components

  • Controlling self (Yam)
  • Self-regulations (Niyam)
  • Exercises (Yogasans)
  • Controlling breathing (Pranayam)
  • Controlling senses (Pratyahar)
  • Concentration (Dharana)
  • Meditation (Dhyan)
  • Self realisation/absorption of the self in to God or eternal truth (Samadhi)

Programme Head: Rakesh Rane

Rakesh Rane has been practicing yoga and Wing Chun for last 12 years and teaching for last 8 years. He has specialised in giving treatment to medically compromised people through yoga (yoga therapy). He has trained police personnel in Wing Chun and also trained many celebrities.

Fees:               

Programme Name : Yoga
Fees (INR) : 4000
Service Tax (12.36%) : 494
Security Deposite (20%) : -
Total Fees (INR) : 4,494

Notes to fees:

  • Security Deposit of 20% programme fees where applicable is payable by students enrolling into this programme. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on programme completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • Project costs are not included in the fees.
  • Fee inclusive of refundable deposit, government taxes and registration fee.
  • Special discounts will be available for groups, WWI Alumni and associations.
  • Students enrolling for three or more levels of the same programme will be given special concession at the time of payment. 

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INDIAN CINEMA - BOLLYWOOD SNAPSHOTS

Indian Cinema - Bollywood Snapshots is a short theoretical and practical course that will introduce international students to the cultural context, styles and characteristics of Hindi cinema and to film production in Mumbai. 

Objectives:

  • Develop an insight of historical and cultural contexts of both commercial and parallel Indian cinemas through 16 hours of lectures and screenings
  • Familiarize participants with filmmaking equipments and techniques through approximately 60 hours of lectures in Direction, Production, Editing and Cinematography
  • Write, produce & edit a short film ot a music video, shot on ZIP cameras
  • Interact and work with industry professionals while successfully completing short films
  • Attend Yoga and Dance classes
  • Get access to selected Film Screenings
  • Visit Film Sets & Shoots
  • Supplementary Cultural tourist Activities in the city of Mumbai

Participants will attend approximately 6 to 8 hours of classes a day for 5 days a week. 2 days of the course will be dedicated to shooting their projects and 2 days will be utilized for post production. 

WWI runs Indian Cinema – Bollywood Snapshots on group request (minimum 10) and twice a year in December/January and May/June

The cost of Indian Cinema – Bollywood Snapshots is US $ 2,400 for one month. **

What is included in the fees?

  • Accommodation in sharing basis
  • All lectures & screenings
  • Project’s Budget
  • Yoga & Dance classes
  • Conversational Hindi Classes
  • Set visits
  • 4 days of guided cultural/tourist activities
  • Airport pickup

** Conditions apply (Higher or Lower fees may be charged for short courses or courses that involve special workshops, equipments and facilities.)

Applications must reach WWI at least 2 months in advance from the start of the course.

Contact : Kanchi Parikh
Manager - Short Course Unit
Phone: +912230916003 | e-mail: kanchi.parikh@whistlingwoods.net

Mumbai Cinema & Culture

Mumbai - Cinema and Culture is a short program that will introduce international participants to various aspects of Indian culture, as well as, to art, dance, music and history of Mumbai through lectures, dance & music performances, heritage walks, set visits and so forth.

Objectives:

  • Familiarize participants with Indian Culture
  • Explore key aspects of Indian Cinema within its cultural context
  • Discover history and landscape of Mumbai City
  • Experience Bollywood film sets
  • Learn about various forms of Indian dance

Duration: 1 to 2 weeks depending on participant requirements

The cost of Mumbai- Cinema and Culture is US$700 per person per week for groups of 10 and above. **

What is included in the fees?

  • Accommodation on sharing basis
  • Workshops based on Course Focus Area
  • Yoga classes (upon request)
  • Lectures and Talks
  • Mumbai Tours
  • Conversational Hindi classes (upon request)
  • Set visits 
  • Airport Pick Up

WWI runs Mumbai- Cinema and Culture upon group request (minimum 5)

**Conditions apply (Higher or Lower fees may be charged for short courses or courses that involve special workshops, equipments and facilities.)

Applications must reach WWI at least 2 months in advance from the start of the course.

Contact : Kanchi Parikh
Manager - Short Course Unit
Phone: +912230916003 |e-mail: kanchi.parikh@whistlingwoods.net

 

Mumbai Documentary Filmmaking

Mumbai Documentary Film Making is a short practical course that will introduce international participants to the basics of documentary film making and will establish relationships between them and selected Mumbai NGOs. Participant will go through sessions in Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Screenwriting and Sound Recording and will select research areas of interest with the help of faculty and staff at the NGOs. Upon request, the course can be combined with lectures in Hindi cinema, set visits and screenings.

Objectives:

To produce a short documentary, to learn how to shoot and edit on video format, to understand contemporary issues in Indian metropolitan areas and to get a deeper understanding of film crew work.

The cost of Mumbai - Film Making Teens is US$2,500 per person for groups of 10 and above. **

What is included in the fees?

  • Accommodation on sharing basis
  • Documentary Coordinator & Translator
  • Lectures and Talks
  • Equipment Training
  • Transport within the city of Mumbai
  • Conversational Hindi classes (upon request)
  • Yoga classes (upon request)
  • Set visits
  • Airport Pick Up

WWI runs Mumbai Documentary Film Making upon group request (minimum 5).

**Conditions apply (Higher or Lower fees may be charged for short courses or courses that involve special workshops, equipments and facilities.)

Applications must reach WWI at least 2 months in advance from the start of the course.

Contact : Kanchi Parikh
Manager - Short Course Unit
Phone: +912230916003 |e-mail: kanchi.parikh@whistlingwoods.net

Mumbai Filmmaking Teens

Mumbai - Film Making Teens is a short practical course that will introduce younger international students to the basics of film making through sessions in Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Screenwriting and Sound Recording. Upon request, the course can be combined with lectures in Hindi cinema, set visits and screenings.

Objectives:

  • To produce films in a semi professional environment
  • To create small stories on video format
  • To get a deeper understanding of film crew work

 

The cost of Mumbai - Film Making Teens is US$1,800 per person for groups of 10 and above. **

What is included in the fees:

  • Accommodation on sharing basis
  • Project's Budget
  • Lectures and Talks
  • Yoga classes (upon request)
  • Conversational Hindi classes (upon request)
  • Set visits 
  • Airport Pick Up

WWI runs Mumbai - Film Making Teens upon group request (minimum 5).

**Conditions apply (Higher or Lower fees may be charged for short courses or courses that involve special workshops, equipments and facilities.)

Applications must reach WWI at least 2 months in advance from the start of the course.

Contact : Kanchi Parikh
Manager - Short Course Unit
Phone: +912230916003 |e-mail: kanchi.parikh@whistlingwoods.net

 

Other Customized Programmes

In addition to all the programmes listed above the Whistling Woods International Affiliations Office is happy to work with our Academics & Student Services Teams to develop customized courses as per the study group's requirement. We focus on providing courses that capitalize on our infrastructure & technology, our large network of film & media professionals who serve as faculty and our strong industry ties. A summary of previously developed curriculum & courses include:

Student Film Co-Productions: 

Whistling Woods collaborates regularly on student co-productions with a variety of film & media schools, such as Tisch Asia (Singapore), University of Hertfordshire, Leeds University (UK), Columbia Film School, Victoria School of Arts (Canada), University of Calgary (Canada) and several others.

Street, Documentary, Travel Or Lifestyle Photography

The Whistling Woods Cinematography Department leads short courses in digital and analogue photography, putting to use the Institute's darkroom and studio facilities. 

Cinematography Digital & Film

The Whistling Woods Cinematography Department develops focused workshops around mastering the art of painting with light through camera techniques, the use of state-of-the-art lights, cranes and HD, Film & 3D cameras.

3D Filmmaking From The Sony Media & Technology Center

The Sony Media & Technology Center at Whistling Woods offers training to students on the complete 3D Cinematography Workflow within the US$5 million facility at the WWI campus.

AURO 3D

Auro-3D is an immersive 3D audio format. It is designed along three layers of sound (surround, height and overhead ceiling), building on the single horizontal layer used in the 5.1 sound format. Auro-3D creates a spatial sound field by adding a height layer around the audience on top of the traditional 2D surround sound system. We can also have workshops for instruction in this technology.

Screenwriting-focus Workshops & Labs

The Whistling Woods Screenwriting Department, headed by Anjum Rajabali, lead focused screenwriting workshops & creative labs around the world. Previous initiatives include the Mumbai Mantra Sundance Institute's Screenwriters Lab, SAFF Cananda and the IndoGerman Film Week Initiative.

Claymation, Stopmotion Or 2D/3D Animation Workshops

The Whistling Woods School of Animation has collaborated with the Photography Department of Bradford College (UK) on a stop-motion co-production called 'Music of Life' which premiered at the Bradford Animation Film Festival and went on to win several film festival accolades.

Sound Recording & Design Including Music Composition & Recording

The Whistling Woods Sound Recording & Design Department Designs courses that utilize campus facilities like the Music Recording Studio, the Dolby Digital Film Surround Mix Studio, Digital Audio Workstation Suites, ADR Suites, and location sound recording equipment.

Acting For Screen/Theater

Noted Indian theater director & Head of the Whistling Woods Actors' Studio, Shernaz Patel leads short courses on acting for Theater or Screen, with a component on film or stage performance.

**Conditions apply (Higher or Lower fees may be charged for short courses or courses that involve special workshops, equipments and facilities.)

Applications must reach WWI at least 2 months in advance from the start of the course.

Contact : Kanchi Parikh
Manager - Short Course Unit
Phone: +912230916003 |e-mail: kanchi.parikh@whistlingwoods.net

 

Shoot-A-Song in Bollywood

Shoot-a-Song in Bollywood is a short practical course that will introduce international students to the complexities of shooting a Bollywood song sequence. Upon request, the course can be combined with lectures in Hindi cinema, set visits and screenings.

Objectives:

  • Familiarize participants with Commercial Hindi Song Sequences
  • Explore different ways of visually expressing music and lyrics
  • Experience working with choreographers and dancers
  • Learn how to produce a song sequence

Duration : 13 Days

The cost of Shoot-a-Song in Bollywood is US$1,800 per person for groups of 10 and above. **

What is included in the fees?

  • Accommodation on sharing basis
  • Project Budget
  • Professional Services of Choreographers & Dancers
  • Yoga classes (upon request)
  • Conversational Hindi classes (upon request)
  • Set visits
  • 2 days of guided cultural/tourist activities
  • Airport Pick Up

WWI runs Shoot-a-Song in Bollywood upon group request. (minimum 5).

**Conditions apply (Higher or Lower fees may be charged for short courses or courses that involve special workshops, equipments and facilities.)

Applications must reach WWI at least 2 months in advance from the start of the course.

Contact : Kanchi Parikh
Manager - Short Course Unit
Phone: +912230916003 |e-mail: kanchi.parikh@whistlingwoods.net