Assamese filmmaker Reema Borah decided to conduct a residential filmmaking workshop in Assam christened as ‘The Gaze’. ‘We need to focus on few very basic questions – like writing a story or a script, why do we need to tell this story or how the other hands of a filming body such as camera sound and edit will react to it.
The workshop will be from 14th-31st July 2018 in Assam and noted Assamese filmmaker Padma Shri Jahnu Barua will be the advisor for the course. The mentors for the course will also include internationally acclaimed National Award filmmakers such as Gurvinder Singh. International independent filmmaker Pushpendra Singh will conduct classes with the students.
The participants will learn the basics of filmmaking encompassing the main elements of filmmaking like writing a script and shooting it, camera basics – composition, light, and role of a cinematographer, art direction, and production design, aesthetics of sound, elements of film acting or how to work with actors, basics of editing.
At the end of the workshop, the students will make three short films in three groups. From the beginning of the workshop, they will be guided by the mentors in terms of developing their script, developing their mise en scene, developing shooting script, workshop with actors. Reema hopes that after the completion of the workshop, the students will know about the elementary ideas of making film – different narratives of films.
The course fee is Rs 45,000, which includes accommodation for twenty days, food, teaching fee, equipment rental fee and production cost of three films and local travel.