our Course (For Schools)
Teenagers today are growing up in a world that is dominated by images and gadgets.
In our day to day urban lives, how often are we conducting ourselves under the gaze of some kind of camera or surveillance device? CCTV, webcams, cell phones, digital cameras, satellites and possibly many other kinds of devices that we may not be even aware of, surround us.
Digital technology has changed reality, blurred the lines between science and art. Images are driving this change, and driving us to an extent that we possibly do not comprehend,
Is the standard school curriculum – even with all traditional essentials in place – making enough room for students to understand the world they live in?
No matter what path their careers eventually take, Ctrl Alt Cinema’s specially designed school course will, we believe, equip students to see with precision; and make sense of the new reality that surrounds them.
Seeing clearly today, makes navigating tomorrow just a little less difficult – and a little more rewarding.
We have a purpose, not a syllabus.
A TOOL FOR MANY CAREERS
Our aim is to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of cinema as an art form. This study of cinema is interdisciplinary: it is complementary to the study of other arts subjects (notably theatre, literature, photography, fine art), languages, psychology, politics, history, international studies, ethnic and intercultural studies, philosophy, marketing, sociology, and computer science.
Our program fosters specific transferable skills of:
- Visual literacy
- Critical thinking
Study of films helps students in a variety of vocations such as publishing, media, editing, teaching, information technology, cultural affairs, public policy, as well as business. In all these different kinds of employment: students successfully apply the skills of analysis, attention to detail, creativity and ingenuity that are fostered, on their own terms.
The students will have interactive sessions with prominent artists and top professionals, who will share insights about their work process.
Films from among the best in world cinema will be screened daily at 6 pm in the evening followed by discussions.
Sandeep Chatterjee, the Professor of Direction and Screenwriting at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, will curate the course. He is a National Award Winning Filmmaker and has 20 years of experience in teaching cinema.
"Cinema brings to life thoughts and perspectives that all of us carry deep within, creating a space that beckons to unravel realities and magic in simultaneity. In Ingmar Bergman’s words “Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”
In presenting Ctrl Alt Cinema, in collaboration with Ms. Meghna Kothari, we attempt to create a space for students, parents and teachers that allows us to create, as we wonder!"
~ Ms. Shashi Banerjee
Principal, Shiv Nadar School,
Weekend 01: UNDERSTANDING CINEMA/THE WAYS OF SEEING
- Time, Space & the language of cinema
- Script to Screen; the production process
- A Brief Journey through Film History
- Identifying the Tools of Expression in Cinema
- The Art of Composition
Weekend 02: STORY SCRIPT VISUALIZATION
- What is Story
- The idea of Continuity
- Fiction & Reality
- Exercises on Observation
- How to write a Scene
Weekend 03: LEARNING TO ARTICULATE WITH TIME
- The Concept of Time in Cinema
- Ideas of Mis-en-scene & Montage
- Creative use of the Sound Track
- Script & Shot Breakdown for a 5 min Short Film
Weekend 04: MAKING A SHORT FILM
With student participating as a group the scripting, shooting, editing and sound design for a 5 min short film executed and demonstrated. The 1st day will involve scripting and shooting and the 2nd day will be a demonstration of the post-production followed by screening and discussion of the film.
Our aim is to make sure the students are able to independently engage with confidence in amateur filmmaking after participating in this course.
Participants are requested to please carry their personal laptops, camera, tripod, and phones to class during the course.
Theory: The course will include theoretical lecture sessions, screening with analytical discussions, and interaction with professionals from the world of cinema.
Practice: Students will produce a short film at the end of the course.
After 4 weekends the course will come to a close with a modest ceremony chaired by the principal of Shiv Nadar School, Noida, Ms. Shashi Banerjee in which students will be awarded Certificates of Participation by legendary filmmaker Kumar Shahani.
NUMBER OF SEATS: 30
Any student from class 6 to class 12 may apply for this course along with interested teachers and parents.
To be announced shortly.
9,30 am – 6.30 pm (Including tea/coffee and lunch breaks)
Breakfast - 9 am and Lunch - 1.30 pm.
Meals can be availed from the school kitchen at a minimum charge through the course.
Tea/Coffee and Biscuits will be made available during the tea breaks.
Shiv Nadar School Plot No -SS -1, Expressway, Sector 168, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201305, India.