IFTA Film School

Isha Films and Television Academy (IFTA) offers a 6 months distance learning foundation course in digital Filmmaking and Acting & Modelling. Designed and presented by producer and director Mr. Samar K Mukherjee and divided into 8 and 5 semesters for each course. These courses will help students understand the roots of all crafts of filmmaking and Acting & Modelling. Language of tutorials are Hindi with easy mixed english.

Digital Film Making

COURSE CONTENTS
(1) PRE PRODUCTION
(2) PRODUCTION
(3) POST PRODUCTION
(4) MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION

( 1 ) PRE PRODUCTION

FIRST SEMESTER
1 Idea & Concept
2. Story Telling
3. Script, Screenplay & Dialogue
4. Format of script
5. Shot Division & Storyboard
At a glance & Exercise

SECOND SEMESTER
6. Budget making technique
A) Making Budget
B) Relaesing Budget
7. Audition – Casting & Crew Selection
8. Location Hunting
A) Outdoor Location
B) Indoor location
9. Production Materials & Technical requirement
A) Camera Dept.
B) Sound Dept.
C) Makeup & hair dept.
D) Setting Dept.
10. Finance & Subsidy
11. Shooting Schedule / Breakdown and Permission
12. Crew & Their Responsibility
At a glance & Exercise

( 2 ) PRODUCTION

THIRD SEMESTER
1. Camera & Accessories
2. Choosing a Right Camera & Lenses
3. Blocking & Composition
4. Camera Motion
5. Aperture – Speed – ISO – Gain
6. Important Digital Camera Control Buttons
7. Focusing Techniques
At a glance & Exercises

FOURTH SEMESTER
8. Lighting
9. Sound ( Audio )
10. Chroma Shooting Techniques
11. Special Effect Shooting
A) Dream
B) Double Role
C) Slow Motion
D) Light glare
12. Different Shooting Genre
A) Feature Film
B) Short Film
C) Ad Film
D) Corporate Video & Film
E) TV Fiction Serials
F) Reality Show
13. . Choosing the right shot
14. Commands & Cues
15. Guerrilla Shooting
at a glance & Exercises

( 3 ) POST PRODUCTION

FIFTH SEMESTER
1. Professional Editing Platforms
2. Basic Editing Rules
3. Basic Editing With FCP 7
4. Basic Editing With FCP X
5. Titling & End Roll
6. Dubbing
7. Music & Folly Work
8. Professional Editing limits
at a glance & Exercises

SIXTH SEMESTER
8. Visual Effect (VFX) Understanding and softwares
9. Basic Of Modeling – Rigging & Animation
10. Colour Grading & DI
11. Mastering techniques In Various Formats
12. Promo & Teaser Editing
13. Ad Film Editing
14. Music Video Editing
15. Video production for LED wall
at a glance & Exercises

( 4 ) Marketing Distribution & Money Making

SEVENTH SEMESTER
1. Understanding Satellite Cinema
2. Print Publicity ( General )
3. Cinema Distribution & Exhibition method
4. All Kinds of Cinema Rights
5. Social Media Publicity
6. Cinema Audio & Visual Laws
7. All Types of cinema Partners and Their Work
At a glance & Exercises

EIGHT SEMESTER
8. Youtube & Ad Sense
9. Money Making Through Videos
10. How to Attract Investors for Finance
11. Ad Film Distribution Through Different Media
12. Contact Details
13. Making Your Own very small Budget Film
14. Full revision ( semester 1 to 8 )
sample question paper and Final Exercise
Complete Fees – 16000/-

Acting & Modelling

FIRST SEMESTER
(1) Basics of Film & TV production techniques.
(2) Introduction and short history of Theatre, Movies and TV world
(3) Scope of Acting modelling profession
(4) Voice culture, Speech and Breathing
(4) Sentence repeat practice ( Affirmative and negative )
(5) On Spot Memory technique.
(6) Acting on Cue

SECOND SEMESTER
(7) Dialogue delivery and Emotion building
(8) Body Language
(9) Improvisation
(10) Dubbing techniques
(11) Artist and Camera Movement
(12) Knowledge of lights for Acting
(13) Makeup- Hair and Costume for acting
(14) Characterization & Role Analysis
(15) Understanding of Script

THIRD SEMESTER
(15) Introduction of Modeling profession.
(16) Basic requirement to be a model.
(17) Modeling for Ramp
(18) Modeling for Product
(19) Brand endorsement
(20) Makeup-hair and styling
(21) Communication and presentation.

FOURTH SEMESTER
(22) Introduction of Anchoring profession.
(23) Scope of anchoring
(24) Live event anchoring
(25) Reality show anchoring
(26) News Anchoring
(27) Teleshopping anchoring
(28) Event performance

FIFTH SEMESTER
(29) Audition and Screen test techniques
(30) How to approach yourself for Acting
(31) How to approach yourself for Modeling.
(32) Secrets of film and glamour Industries.
(33) Photo shoot techniques
(34) Show reel making
(35) Rehearsals
(36) Sample question paper and Final Exercise

Complete Fees – 16000/-

Workshops
We have 2 short workshop training running simultaneously; one being a 3-days long Acting and Modeling course and the other being a 5-days long digital film-making course.
( A ) Acting and Modeling workshop ( 3 days )
Day -1: Complete Introduction of Theater, Films and TV world. Basics of Film & TV production, Voice Culture, Spot Memory, Acting on Cue, Body Language, Emoting and dialogue delivery, Working with other actors, Improvisation, Understanding of Script, Basics of Camera Movement, Shots, Scenes, Knowledge of lighting and Makeup, Dressing, Characterization & Role Analysis, Rehearsals.
Day -2: Modeling for Ramp, Print shoot and TVCs, Tips for Dance movements and Fighting, Acting Practices in various moods, Anchoring and Programme hosting.
Day -3: Audition and Screen test techniques, How to approach yourself for Acting, Secrets of Film Industries, Photo and video shoot.
Note : Total No. of Sessions – 6 (3 Hours each session), 3 days. Free Photo and Video Session, Chance for Acting as per your performance in one short film/One Music Music Video /One Ad film for our Internet channel, Certificate from IFTA, Book your seat in advance.
Workshop Fees – Rs. 18500/-

( B ) Advance Film Making Workshop ( 5 days )
Day -1: Imagination To Reality on Screen
1. Thought, Story, Screen Play and Dialogue.
2. Process of Film Making ( Pre to Post Work Flow )
3. Pre Production works ( Casting, Location Hunting, Shooting Scheduling )
4. Direction Dept. Works ( Shot Division, Script Break Down, Work Distribution )
5. Crew and Imp. Shooting Dept. ( Art and Setting, Production, Makeup and Hair, Costume and Styler, Spl. Effect, Lighting, Camera )
6. Selection of Equipments ( Camera, Sound Equip. , Lights , Spl Equipments )
7. On Location Problems and Solutions.
Day -2: Filming and Lighting
1. What and Why Digital Film Making.
2. Video Camera, DSLR and Digital Cine Camera
3. Basic and All necessary Functions of Digital Camera
4. Create Images with ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture
5. All types of Shots, Angles and Camera Movements.
6. Lighting Knowhow ( Indoor and Outdoor )
7. Name and works of Shooting Lights ( HMI, PAR, Solar, Baby, Kino, LED, Multi etc )
8. Creative Lighting and Shots.
9. Colour Temperature and its effects
10. Creating Depth and Cinematic looks
11. Studio and Field sound Recording techniques.
Day -3: Complete Post Production
1. Different File Formats for Shoot and Post works
2. About editing softwares ( Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Avid ) etc
3. Editing commands and tools
4. Editing Techniques.
5. Why and When Editing
6. Editing Errors.
7. Colour Grading and DI
8. VFX works through different Softwares.
9. VFX Supervision
10. Audio Dubbing.
11. Final Mastering for different Media ( Cinema , TV, Internet, Mobile and Home Videos )
Day -4: Film Releasing
1. Film Producing, Distributing and Exhibiting.
2. Censorship guidelines
3. cinematic laws
4. Film promotion techniques.
5. Film festivals and tips for participation.
6. Short film making and you-tube Monetization.
7. How to get investors for your dream project.
Day -5: Make your own film
1. Chose any one script
2. Casting and audition ( practical )
3. Crew selection
4. shoot the above film ( practical )
5. Edit and other post work ( practical )
6. Screening and review
7. Upload on youtube

Note : Total No. of Sessions – 10 (3 Hours each session), 5 days. Free Chance to make your own short film for our internet channel. Certificate from IFTA, Book your seat in advance.
Workshop Fees – Rs 22500/-
For advance seat booking please fill Enquiry form

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