DARK & LIGHT : a Cinematography+Direction Masterclass followed by a RETREAT
We are thrilled to announce the 1st physical workshop after lockdown, a Cinematography+Direction Masterclass - exploring the space and the light of Auroville - from 21st to 26th March - with Ranjan Palit, an ace cinematographer and auteur filmmaker ! The 6 days Masterclass will have film screenings, discussions and sessions like: (i) Light, Shadows and Movement: Camera as an emotive device; (ii) What does it take to see through the dark : Philosophically and Cinematographically (iii) What does it take to make a film? What does a film actually need? (iv) Moonlight rendezvous. In addition, there will be on-field exercises exploring the spaces in peculiar light in Auroville. Rustic locations will be explored in natural light, low light, twilight or moonlight situations, which is the specialty of Ranjan Palit. (i) late afternoon light and twilight will be explored through forest trails, cycle paths and gardens; (ii) street light will be explored during night walks on regular roads, while (iii) moonlight will be explored through forest canopies, leading to vast fields under open skies as well as by the sea-side. Special feature will be a camera demo in a small forest studio/set-up – with practical lights and available lights - such as candle light / LED lights or regular tungsten house bulbs. Camera to be used for demonstrations : Sony AS-III and IPhone 12 Pro Max. We are also trying for the Red Gemini 5K. We shall update details on our website soon. Following 6 days Masterclass, we invite you to stay back for 2 days of RETREAT (on 27th & 28th March) - where we shall screen films made by Auroville Film Institute’s ex-participants during lockdown. Filmmaker and academician Sudipto Archarya will be a special guest for the retreat!