Moving Image – A 3-month Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar

Moving Image - A 3-month Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar
(Last Updated On: July 24, 2021)

Moving Image: A 3-month (72-hour) Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar – Fiction and Nonfiction Storytelling Using Moving Images

FLUX offers Moving Image: A 3-month (72-hour) Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar via fiction and nonfiction storytelling using moving images. The 2nd batch of the course starts on Monday, 23rd August 2021 and runs for a duration of 3 months.

Storytelling and Its Visual Comprehension

Moving Image - A 3-month Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar

It is often said that fact (reality) is stranger than fiction. However, reality is also richer than fiction.

Perhaps, we think of reality as strange because it unfolds in ways that we seldom comprehend, let alone control.

That is where storytelling comes in. Despite all our material progress, we humans have always depended on storytelling for our collective emotional progress.

Moving Image - A 3-month Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore IndiranagarStories are how we make sense of everything around us.

Why you get irritated by traffic?
What makes you like a particular song?
Why did something happen to you?

The logical answers to several such questions may lie in a string of facts. But the emotional and psychological answers that we really need to feel a sense of balance in life come from stories.

Art deals with telling those stories.

Our brain comprehends the visual perception in the easiest and the fastest way. Therefore visual storytelling can be the most popular approach to emotional comprehension.

The Importance of  Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar

Moving Image - A 3-month Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore IndiranagarWe have known it for a while now that digital filmmaking sits at the apex of the family of visual art forms with the courses by the institutions like National Academy of Cinema and Television and many more of them. The efforts made by Innovative Film City are commendable in this regard. Not in the least because it is a superset of most of the other visual art forms. Most things an artist can imagine visually can be accomplished with the added dimension of time in digial filmmaking. Especially with the ever-evolving genres, techniques, processes and technology being employed in this art form, more and more possibilities are always opening up for telling stories using moving images.

Fiction and Documentary (Non-fiction) Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar

Moving Image - A 3-month Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar

Film making can be broadly classified as “fiction” and “non-fiction”, much like books can be. And within each of these, there are sub-categories or genres. Lagaan and Citizen Kane are fictional films, sometimes referred to as “feature films” or “movies”. Money Heist , Scam 1992, Little Things or “Crime Patrol” are also fictional but we call them “web series/ “serials”. “An Inconvenient Truth”, “Period – End of Sentence” and “Vivek (Reason)” are non-fictional films. We refer to them as “documentaries”. But Survivor or Explained or Planet Earth or Cosmos are non-fictional series which are colloquially referred to as “docu series”. And then, there are the modern-day phenomena with the name of “reality shows”. Examples are Indian Idol, Real Housewives, Bigg Boss or Roadies which blur the distinction between fiction and non-fiction.

Regardless of the genre or name we give them, what connects all of these is story and magic. Magic, because a filmmaker, regardless of the format or medium, is essentially creating an illusion for the viewer.

Non-fiction Filmmaking:

Moving Image - A 3-month Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore IndiranagarThis was the very first form of filmmaking. There’s this famous story of the first “film” that was ever displayed to the public. It was the projection of a train approaching a station. And the people who watched it were so spooked that they started running away from the screen. Their reflexes took it as if the train was going to overrun them in reality. A keen observer would have noticed the power of the medium right then and there. The film itself, though, had no story. It was quite simply a “documentation” of a nondescript train arriving at an equally insignificant station.

This was originally intended to use moving images to simply document reality. And they did it primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record. But by now this now-ubiquitous genre has come a long way. It has spawned sub-genres of its own – educational, observational, and even “docufiction” and “reality TV”. In the beginning, though, documentary films were often just a minute or less in length. They were appropriately named “actuality” films.

A Huge Leap

Moving Image - A 3-month Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore IndiranagarSomewhere along the way, documentary films made a huge leap. Film makers started telling stories through these films as opposed to just documenting reality. These film makers started employing techniques of storytelling similar to fictional films. It gave rise to a constantly changing genre. The limit and reach of this new genre were ever-expanding. By now the form and function of this genre has greatly evolved. In fact it has evolved to such an extent that it is a bona fide art form in itself. It is this art form that we will primarily be concerned with. We will refer to it as “nonfiction storytelling using moving images”.

Fiction Filmmaking:

Fictional films were only an afterthought in the history of cinema. It’s rather ironic, given the place that fictional films or movies occupy in our current collective consciousness and popular culture. So much so that when we hear the word “cinema”, we often think of fictional films!

Challenges in The Digital Filmmaking Process

Moving Image - A 3-month Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar

Art of any kind – individual or communal – is demanding as a creative process in itself. The process of digial filmmaking is also riddled with a host of challenges. Most of such challenges, though, are unique to this art form. Some of them, in fact, make any other field of art seem like a cakewalk. The process includes from settling on a team until distributing the finished film to the intended audience. In fact every step of this process is replete with creative, practical, financial and logistical hurdles. They can cripple even the most seasoned filmmakers.

The primary preoccupation of the filmmaker, sometimes consciously but mostly sub-consciously, is to create magic. But there is a whole host of challenges in making that happen. That is because it is essentially a process of orchestrating the expectations of the viewer.

And this is true equally of fiction and non-fiction digial filmmaking with a few mutually exclusive differences between the two. For example, there are no “retakes” in the reality that non-fiction filmmaking invests itself primarily in capturing.

Compromises in The Filmmaking Process

Moving Image - A 3-month Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar

No wonder most filmmakers go through the non-creative process. It is at least half – if not a lot more – of the entire filmmaking process. This process generates the attitude “ends justify the means”. It makes this particular art form a lot more vulnerable. Vulnerable to the perils of developing and then widening a disconnect with the creative integrity of the filmmaker! It may very well creep all the way into the final film. Moreover it could also reflect in the highly compromised process through which that final film emerges.

We live in a world where several human systems of social organization are failing. We had once thought of them as timeless solutions for harmonious human coexistence. Lately, those have revealed unprecedented cracks in them. Add to this the worst human crisis of all time, namely the climate crisis. In fact we are standing on the precipice of unprecedented social change. In the face of failing capitalism, diseased democracies and incessant global weather crises, art can no longer stay immune. And filmmaking especially can’t.

Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar: Resources

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Filmmaking is full of potential for social conditioning and change. From there It follows that it can be equally fulfilling. It better be! It’s because the process of filmmaking is quite an arduous one. It is also human labor, time and resource intensive. All these resources combine to make each film project a relatively more expensive enterprise than most other art forms. That is why the common moniker, “commercial art”, goes with filmmaking. Therefore, the film industry embodies this conflict between art and commerce very acutely. It does so much more contentiously and palpably than most other art forms.

Moving Image - A 3-month Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore IndiranagarThe extent to which resources are used up during each film’s lifecycle is humongous. These resources get spent in every step of the way. Investment starts from pre-production, production and post-production all the way to promotion, distribution and consumption. Every step is also vulnerable to several external factors. It is no surprise that the stakes are consistently and increasingly stacked against the filmmakers. They have to spend a lot of energy and pay a lot of attention to the film’s chances of reaching a huge audience. This approach becomes inevitable in the current industry setup to ensure a return on investment for film financiers.. Or else they will have to incur huge losses.

Present Era Complications

And this energy and focus on reaching audiences gets more complicated in the present era. This era associates with acute attention deficiency on the part of audiences everywhere, thanks to smartphones and social media. A highly elaborate and expensive combination of technology, social media may have limited our options to use them freely. However, that same technology has brought storytelling within the reach of unlimited masses. And therein lies a silver lining amidst the dark clouds!

Moving Image: A 3-month (72-hour) Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar – Fiction and Nonfiction Storytelling Using Moving Images

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Moving Image is a digital filmmaking course in Bangalore Indiranagar offered by FLUX. This course recognizes the basic truth of filmmaking which is that it is fundamentally visual storytelling using moving images. This course will concern itself with this core value. And it employs the art and craft of moving images to provide you with an experience. It’s an experience that can transform the way you look at the world around you. It can also change the way you feel about filmmaking.

We are aware that filmmakers with their cast and crew often make compromises. And they compromise with the same virtues espoused in their own films’ stories. They do so time and again during the making of those very stories into films. In contrast to this status quo, Moving Image will offer you ways to try and avoid that discord. It is that same discord between the noble intentions of our films and reality of collective actions that create them.

Course Facilitator:

Gokul Chakravarthy - Facilitator of Moving Image - A 3-month Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore IndiranagarGokul Chakravarthy, the course facilitator, is a videographer and a documentary filmmaker with over a decade of experience. He will be your facilitator on this transformative journey of Moving Image: A 3-month (72-hour) Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore.

Join Moving Image: A 3-month (72-hour) Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar – Fiction and Nonfiction Storytelling Using Moving Images. You will learn a new process, unique in itself. You also have an option of choosing any number of electives in case you wish to go deeper into them.

The 2nd batch of this course begins on August 23, 2021.

Moving Image - A 3-month Digital Filmmaking Course in Bangalore Indiranagar

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      Hi Hari,

      Thanks for your interest in our courses!

      Please give us a call on 9606555607 and we will take things further from there with all the details you require.

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