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Separation – Analysis and Filmmaking Workshop

OVERVIEW : पृथक्करण, पार्थक्य, विभाजन, विच्छेद, वियोग, विरह, विभक्ति, वियुक्ति, विप्रलंभ, भंजन… अलगाना, बिलगाव, जुदाई… Distance, Departure… Disassociation, Disjunction, Disconnection, Disunion… Demobilization, Demolition, Disintegration, Detachment, Death… Discard. Divorce. Division, Partition. Segregation, Severance, Secession… Break. Fracture, Fragmentation… Crack, Split, Smash, Splatter, Splinter! Separate. SEPARATION as a state of being; an interpersonal or an existential crisis; a thought process; a felt-sense, a collage of memories; touch of a time; sights, sounds and smells; sorting the self out through overwhelming emotions… to understand better – who am I? The workshop will be conducted in 2 Phases. Phase 1 – Thematic Orientation and Phase 2 – Production Mentorship. Participants will be systematically guided to make their own short film – under the mentorship of Kamal Swaroop and other associated facilitators. CURRICULAR DETAILS : In Phase 1 that is Thematic Orientation, we shall analyze Separation as a theme. We shall enquire into the psyche that bears separation and explore its cinematic construction – while referring to some of the masterpieces in cinema, alongside painting, photography, poetry and prose. Phase 1 will be conducted in 3 units: Phase 1 Unit 1: SHOT BY SHOT Analysing of Asghar Farhadi’s film ‘A Separation‘, an 2012 Oscar winning Iranian masterpiece – superbly crafted, emotionally astute, raising ethical and philosophical questions. (Film will be analysed shot-by-shot, scene-by-scene alongside its original script). Phase 1 Unit 2: Analysing excerpts from masterpieces of Cinema, Literature, Painting and Photography. Various scenarios of separation and their cinematic construction, visual appeal will be studied in this unit. Participants will be asked to share personally poignant images of separation. Phase 1 Unit 3: Understanding the nature of music and sound and the role it can play to build up the mood and heighten emotions in films. Taking examples, analysing and appreciating sound design. In Phase 2 participants will be ushered to embark upon their own short film productions. The production mentorship will begin with an exploration of self-surrounding-stories; followed by technical inputs for production / post-production, reviews, feedback and final film presentations. Phase 2 will be conducted in 6 units: Phase 2 Unit 1: Basic Introductions and sharing of ideas on ‘Self-Surrounding and Stories’; Reflecting on the inner compositions – prompting introspection, observation, articulation. Phase 2 Unit 2: Developing ideas for film while understanding Idea-Concept-Plot-Story-Screenplay; Analyzing a short film and examining possibilities of short film structure. Developing synopsis for films to be made during the workshop and beginning to prepare working scripts. Phase 2 Unit 3: Appreciation of film editing while exploring approaches of cinematic construction. Overviewing the history of cinema through the discipline of editing. Analyzing how certain cinematic pieces were constructed, how the form evolved, can potentially evolve with creative choices of editing. Phase 2 Unit 4: Drafting of Scripts and Designing Production Plan. With the inputs received so far, ideating the film further in terms of a working script. Planning a production that is practically feasible. Phase 2 Unit 5: Production : Shooting the films as per production plan. Participants are expected to shoot their own films in locations and characters/actors accessible to them – within 4 shooting days – as per the production plan discussed earlier. Phase 2 Unit 6: Post- production: Editing to arrive at final film. Participants are expected to edit their own films on systems/softwares accessible to them. Those who do not have sophisticated editing systems, will be guided to edit their films on smartphones or laptops. Their production can be designed accordingly, keeping in mind a post-production workflow that is manageable. Rough cuts will be reviewed and inputs will be given for final cuts. For detailed schedule of the workshop click here. At a glance: ONLINE INPUT DAYS: (14:30 to 18:30 IST) 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 July; 05, 06, 07, 08, 15 August (Total 19 days) REVIEW DAYS: (30-45 min online slot in each review session can be chosen) 28, 29, 30 July; 02, 03, 04, 12, 13, 14, 24, 25, 26 August (Total 12 days) OFFLINE HOMEWORK DAYS: (For preparation, production and post-production) 19 July; 01, 09, 10, 11, 16, 17,18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 August (Total 17 days) FINAL PRESENTATION OF FILMS_OPEN DAY_ONLINE 31 August (1 day) PARTICIPANT PROFILE : Those practicing or intending to practice filmmaking, analytical psychology, philosophy, photography, poetry, painting and other artforms, those on an identity quest, self-expression enthusiasts, lovers of all kinds – please apply ! MODE OF TEACHING: Online via Google Meet. Details will be shared with selected participants in time. MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION: English & Hindi FULL WORKSHOP FEES: INR 11000 : For Ex-Participants of Auroville Film Institute INR 13500 : For Indian nationals USD 175 : For SAARC nationals USD 500 : For international applicants outside of SAARC. Voluntary Contribution for Aurovilians / Newcomers NOTE: Following Units can be subscribed separately: –Shot-by-shot analysis of Asghar Farhadi’s film “A Separation” with Kamal Swaroop : 15-18 July 2021 (Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun) –Understanding the nature of music and sound, its role in cinema with Ustad Bahauddin Dagar and Madhu Apsara : 24-25 July 2021 (Sat-Sun) –Appreciation of Film Editing as approaches to cinematic construction with DebKamal Ganguly : 5-8 August 2021 (Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun)

OVERVIEW : पृथक्करण, पार्थक्य, विभाजन, विच्छेद, वियोग, विरह, विभक्ति, वियुक्ति, विप्रलंभ, भंजन… अलगाना, बिलगाव, जुदाई… Distance, Departure… Disassociation, Disjunction, Disconnection, Disunion… Demobilization, Demolition, Disintegration, Detachment, Death… Discard. Divorce. Division, Partition. Segregation, Severance, Secession… Break. Fracture, Fragmentation… Crack, Split, Smash, Splatter, Splinter! Separate. SEPARATION as a state of being; an interpersonal or an existential crisis; a thought process; a felt-sense, a collage of memories; touch of a time; sights, sounds and smells; sorting the self out through overwhelming emotions… to understand better – who am I? The workshop will be conducted in 2 Phases. Phase 1 – Thematic Orientation and Phase 2 – Production Mentorship. Participants will be systematically guided to make their own short film – under the mentorship of Kamal Swaroop and other associated facilitators. CURRICULAR DETAILS : In Phase 1 that is Thematic Orientation, we shall analyze Separation as a theme. We shall enquire into the psyche that bears separation and explore its cinematic construction – while referring to some of the masterpieces in cinema, alongside painting, photography, poetry and prose. Phase 1 will be conducted in 3 units: Phase 1 Unit 1: SHOT BY SHOT Analysing of Asghar Farhadi’s film ‘A Separation‘, an 2012 Oscar winning Iranian masterpiece – superbly crafted, emotionally astute, raising ethical and philosophical questions. (Film will be analysed shot-by-shot, scene-by-scene alongside its original script). Phase 1 Unit 2: Analysing excerpts from masterpieces of Cinema, Literature, Painting and Photography. Various scenarios of separation and their cinematic construction, visual appeal will be studied in this unit. Participants will be asked to share personally poignant images of separation. Phase 1 Unit 3: Understanding the nature of music and sound and the role it can play to build up the mood and heighten emotions in films. Taking examples, analysing and appreciating sound design. In Phase 2 participants will be ushered to embark upon their own short film productions. The production mentorship will begin with an exploration of self-surrounding-stories; followed by technical inputs for production / post-production, reviews, feedback and final film presentations. Phase 2 will be conducted in 6 units: Phase 2 Unit 1: Basic Introductions and sharing of ideas on ‘Self-Surrounding and Stories’; Reflecting on the inner compositions – prompting introspection, observation, articulation. Phase 2 Unit 2: Developing ideas for film while understanding Idea-Concept-Plot-Story-Screenplay; Analyzing a short film and examining possibilities of short film structure. Developing synopsis for films to be made during the workshop and beginning to prepare working scripts. Phase 2 Unit 3: Appreciation of film editing while exploring approaches of cinematic construction. Overviewing the history of cinema through the discipline of editing. Analyzing how certain cinematic pieces were constructed, how the form evolved, can potentially evolve with creative choices of editing. Phase 2 Unit 4: Drafting of Scripts and Designing Production Plan. With the inputs received so far, ideating the film further in terms of a working script. Planning a production that is practically feasible. Phase 2 Unit 5: Production : Shooting the films as per production plan. Participants are expected to shoot their own films in locations and characters/actors accessible to them – within 4 shooting days – as per the production plan discussed earlier. Phase 2 Unit 6: Post- production: Editing to arrive at final film. Participants are expected to edit their own films on systems/softwares accessible to them. Those who do not have sophisticated editing systems, will be guided to edit their films on smartphones or laptops. Their production can be designed accordingly, keeping in mind a post-production workflow that is manageable. Rough cuts will be reviewed and inputs will be given for final cuts. For detailed schedule of the workshop click here. At a glance: ONLINE INPUT DAYS: (14:30 to 18:30 IST) 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 July; 05, 06, 07, 08, 15 August (Total 19 days) REVIEW DAYS: (30-45 min online slot in each review session can be chosen) 28, 29, 30 July; 02, 03, 04, 12, 13, 14, 24, 25, 26 August (Total 12 days) OFFLINE HOMEWORK DAYS: (For preparation, production and post-production) 19 July; 01, 09, 10, 11, 16, 17,18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 August (Total 17 days) FINAL PRESENTATION OF FILMS_OPEN DAY_ONLINE 31 August (1 day) PARTICIPANT PROFILE : Those practicing or intending to practice filmmaking, analytical psychology, philosophy, photography, poetry, painting and other artforms, those on an identity quest, self-expression enthusiasts, lovers of all kinds – please apply ! MODE OF TEACHING: Online via Google Meet. Details will be shared with selected participants in time. MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION: English & Hindi FULL WORKSHOP FEES: INR 11000 : For Ex-Participants of Auroville Film Institute INR 13500 : For Indian nationals USD 175 : For SAARC nationals USD 500 : For international applicants outside of SAARC. Voluntary Contribution for Aurovilians / Newcomers NOTE: Following Units can be subscribed separately: –Shot-by-shot analysis of Asghar Farhadi’s film “A Separation” with Kamal Swaroop : 15-18 July 2021 (Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun) –Understanding the nature of music and sound, its role in cinema with Ustad Bahauddin Dagar and Madhu Apsara : 24-25 July 2021 (Sat-Sun) –Appreciation of Film Editing as approaches to cinematic construction with DebKamal Ganguly : 5-8 August 2021 (Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun)
Offered by: Auroville Film Institute
Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNafcodSsMRXRhottpwVOESE1RAkSCxOJfHsEwm80nmL8y6g/viewform
Contribution: INR 11000 : For Ex-Participants of Auroville Film Institute INR 13500 : For Indian nationals USD 175 : For SAARC nationals USD 500 : For international applicants outside of SAARC. Voluntary Contribution for Aurovilians / Newcomers