As film-buffs we passionately love and fiercely criticize the movies we watch. What we don’t realize is that our taste in cinema is also limited by our understanding of it.
A classical music concert is more enjoyable if you understand the nuances of the genre; a game of cricket more fulfilling if one can read the field set-up and predict the next delivery.
Just as a psychologist’s reading of the human mind, or a chess-player’s strategy in competition are all acquired skills, so is the understanding and appreciation of films.
In this four-day film appreciation course, we will break down the language of cinema in a manner that is understandable to even the most unaware.
Prof. Prashant Desai (Anchor Faculty) graduated from the Film & television Institute of India (FTII), Pune in Cinema with specialization in Cinematography in 1982. Since then he has worked in the industry in various capacities in Cinematography, screenplay writing, Production and Direction. He has taught at FTII, Pune and NID, Ahmedabad. He was the HOD (Film & Video) at MIT Institute of Design, Pune and Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai. He teaches at SNDT, Mumbai, regularly since 1996. He has also taught at FLAME and MRID (Maharaja Ranjit Singh Gaekwad Institute of Design, Baroda) His Filmmaking and Film Appreciation course are highly appreciated by the participants. He is also a partner at Living Bridge.
1. Works of Charles & Ray Eames (Tops, Powers of Ten)
2. Works of Norman Mclaren (Neighbors, A Chairy Tale, and more)
3. Naked Island
4. Works of Maya Deren
5. Cinema Paradiso: Italian Classic (Detailed Analysis)
6. Cast Away: American Contemporary (Detailed Analysis)
7. Inception : American Contemporary
and as many short films as time permits
1. Man with the Movie Camera
2. Triumph of the Will
4. Works of Bert Haanstra (Zoo, Glass)
and more if time permits.
(*List of films is only indicative and is subject to change)
SOME SURPRISE SCREENINGS CAN BE EXPECTED
26 - 29 March
10:00am to 06:00pm
Early Bird Offer:
(Offer Valid till 16th March)
Total Seats: 12