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Cinematography Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CRAFT film school offer cinematography course in Delhi. We are accepting applications forms for the Cinematography Course for the next academic session starting on 31st Jan 2019 at B-11, IMM Building Qutab Institutional Area.New Delhi-110016.                                             
1. No. of seats: In our cinematography school, we have 20 seats to be filled on the interview basis for the Indian students who want to learn not only basic cinematography techniques and but also Advance level cinematography.                                                                                                                                                    2. Eligibility Criteria: Minimum qualification to learn cinematography is 10+2. If you are 10+2, you will be awarded Diploma in cinematography and if you are a Graduate in any discipline for you will be Given PG Diploma in cinematography course. There is no minimum percentage required to apply in our school of cinematography. Students who are appearing in their final year exam of graduation can also apply.            

3. Selection criteria:  The admission to all the courses is given on “personal interview” basis. Interview will be conducted in CRAFT premise in Delhi on 26 Nov & 24th Dec 2018.

4. How to apply: The application form is available on our website www.craftfilmschool.com ( or old website www.craftfilmschool.com)   for applying on line and downloading. If you are applying online you need to pay Rs 1,000/- by Debit Card . You can also download application form from this website and send us with the bank draft of Rs 1,000/- to be made from any bank in the favor of “center for research in art of film and television” payable at Delhi. If you are coming personally to CRAFT you can also pay cash.

5. Interview Results . It will be declared with 10- days from the interview date .The selected candidates are required to submit the fee, Full or half within 15-days from his date of declaration of the result.The students who are given the waiting list status, will be declare on 25th Jan 2019,if required

6. How to prepare for the interview:  To get selected in our cinematography academy, the main intention of the interview board is to check whether the student who is keen to build cinematography career is really passionate about the field of study he/she has applied for. For more details refer the attachment on how to prepare for the interview                                                                                                                                     

7. Hostel facilities: We don’t provide hostel facilities, but we help u to find economical accommodation near the institute. Generally room cost between Rs. 4000-4500/- per month which on sharing basis will cost around Rs. 2,000/- 2500 per month. There is food joint near CRAFT where most of the students have their lunch and dinner. For girl candidates, we help in finding P.G accommodation which cost around Rs 3500/-per month. Food is separate and there is Tiffin arrangement available.                                                                                                                                                                                                 
8. Class timing: “LEARN BY DOING” is the main philosophy in the study of cinematography at CRAFT. Classes take place in two shifts from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or from 12:00-4:00 (1:00 -2:00 is the lunch break) with 30 minutes Tea Break in both the shifts, 5 days in a week. We have the studio in which we conduct the daily practice of 2-hour and 1- hour of theory class. Students need to choose one shift.              

9. Course Fee:  The total fee in lump sum mode is Rs.1,25, 000/. In installment method, it becomes Rs.1,30, 000/. 
The first installment is 50% of the total fee at the time of submitting the admission form.
1) 2nd installment – 25% of the total fees, paid after one month from the date of commencement of the session. 
2) 3rd installment – balance 25% has to be paid in the 2nd month from the commencement of the session.                                      
10. Course Duration:   To learn cinematography in CRAFT, you have to devote one full year. The first semester of 6-month is classroom training along with the practical and 2nd semester of 6- months, wherein you will be shooting for direction students their 4-projects like, 
i.    Dialogue exercise, 
ii.    Public service ad film, 
iii.    Fiction film project on high definition camera of Panasonic- p-2 hard disk card recording./ Canon 5D-mark-4 ( 4k) Resolution camera.  

11. CRAFT’s Legal Status and Its Affiliation: CRAFT  college for cinematography is registered as non-profit making public charitable trust with sub-Registrar in Delhi Govt. and offer autonomous Diploma courses. CRAFT school of cinematography was established on 6th March 2006 and it is our 12th year of operation.                                                                                                                                                              
12. AICTE APPROVAL?
Degree / Diploma / Certificate / AICTE approved, affiliated etc.
In this country, no university offers the “Bachelor or Master Degree in cinematography / or any other specialization media courses like direction, event mgmt, editing…..etc”. 
Nor do the AICTE give any accreditation for any such specialized media courses. In fact, AICTE does not even understand the media courses and hence no P.G college/institute offer the degree program. All private / non-government institutions (like CRAFT) offer one-year diploma programs. If you honestly ask, in the media industry nobody is concerned about your degree/ diploma/certificate. What they are looking at is your capability as a cinematographer, your overall smart personality, good communication skills and understanding of your profession you have chosen.                                                                                                                                                   
13. Bank Loan Provision: We do not have any tie up with any bank but if you can get the loan, we can issue any letter required from our end.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
14. Management Quota Seats: -There are 4- management quota seats available in each course in which one can seek direct admission without an interview. One has to pay additional Rs 20,000/-(rupees twenty thousand for blocking the seat) besides regular fee.

 

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Section 1: One year full time course in cinematography:

Syllabus & Teaching Plan of 1-Year Cinematography Course.

  • We have 5 days in a week classes.
  • Classes are held in two Shifts 10: 00 am to 1:30 pm and | 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.Students can choose one shift. 
  • Every day we 3-hour Practicals and 30 mins of theory classes.
  • Hence Theory vs practical ratio is 1: 6.
  • Various Students are divided into the group of 4 each and Each individual student will do his lighting exercise on a rotation basis and other 3students will help them in arranging the lights etc.
  • Various Lighting and other camera Practicals Excises are listed below
  1. Various Modules and theory to be taught in CRAFT.click here to download
  2. Various Practical excises list to be done by the students
  3. Various workshops to be conducted in CRAFT by film Industry Experts.
  4. Studio Infrasture and Equipmet List

 

 

Overview: Career options in Cinematography Course

Overview: Career in cinematography
What is Cinematography? Briefly if one wants to know, what cinematography means, it is the art and science of motion-picture photography. In day to day Language, it is also called cameraman course. If you have  an extrovert personally and really keen to know How to become a cinematographer, one needs to understand the responsibility of  Director of Photography ( also known as DOP  )
A cinematographer is responsible for composing each frame in a scene that is to be shot and deciding the lighting and camera angles according to the requirements of the director. During the Cinematography course, you will learn to lead the camera/lighting team and will be involved in the planning and execution of a shoot from the pre-production stage.
Lighting is used to change the mood of a scene or to indicate practical aspects such as day or night. Our Cinematography course will also teach you how a lighting technician arranges all the lighting effects designed by the cinematographer according to the instructions of the chief assistant cameraman. Our Cinematography study blends traditional filmmaking techniques with the latest digital video and film cinematography. We use Panasonic p-2 HD, canon 5d-mark-2,4k Resolution Camera for day to day exercises for doing "cinema cinematography".
The Cinematography course also includes screenings, lectures, and demonstrations to help you understand creative possibilities as you develop an eye for aesthetics. Students will experiment with the creative use of film lighting techniques and will learn to control the image quality. Students will shoot in the studio and on location in afternoons and evenings and would gain practical experience in various lighting situations such as day-for-night, available and mixed light, fire and candlelight, and close-up table tops.
On a daily basis, students would share their discoveries, successes, and failures as the class reviews and critiques the previous day's shooting.
CINEMATOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: There will be two 3-days workshops on various aspects of digital cinematography by industry practitioners ( who are Pune film institute cinematography graduates ) on RED/ ALEXA motion picture cameras during the course. 

Various situations will be taken up by the instructor to demonstrate different ways to light them up. Possible outdoor and indoor locations in Delhi will be explored for a wider perspective on problems associated with location shooting. Students will be given typical situations for light up and will be guided by the workshop instructor. These workshops will give the students confidence and technical fineness required to shoot any professional cinematography assignment in the film and television industry.
A variety of lighting styles, like source lighting, mood lighting, stylization, glamour will be demonstrated through practical situations in the studio.Our cameraman courses will equip you for working conditions of the film Industry.
In nutshell, the job of a cinematographer is:-
•    Cinematographers work both for the Film and Television mediums.
•    They work together with the director of the film to understand the script and bring it to life
•    They decide the position of the camera, angles, movement, framing, lighting and the use of filters and other technical details
•    They oversee the work of all crew members to get the best effect and to capture the most appropriate mood
•    They make creative decisions, select technical equipment and direct the photography.
•    Cinematographers also take the screen test for actors.

Placement Support

PLACEMENT support  : We believe in rigorous and meticulous training that would instill confidence among the students so that finding a suitable placement in the industry will not be a major issue for any graduate of our institute. However, our responsibility doesn't finish after giving them the best possible training. It is equally important for us that our students should find best positions as per their aptitude.Access to placement services such as career counseling, resume help, mock interviews, and recruiter access is provided to all the students once they are done with 80% of the course. Since its inception, we have a record of supporting its sincere students in finding the internship/ Job .This Assistance starts two months before the date of completion of the course. The placement activities are spread in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Calcutta, Bombay to pool in film makers corporate companies for hiring our candidates.

There are two categories of students: 1.  Who are keen on working in reputed company | who would like to make an independent filmmaking careerFirst category of students we support them in two ways A) Incoming inquiry mails forwarding: We receive e-mails from companies which are looking for fresh Graduates. Such job posting is displayed on the college website and will also be forwarded to the facebook group of the current batch. From Jan 2010 batch it is mandatory to all the students of various courses to join the  facebook group. B) Outgoing placement activity: an updated list of various relevant media companies’ concerned HR is prepared. On weekly basis, pdf file of the placement brochure is e-mailed. Besides the above, placement officer also keep a track of various openings about jobs providing sites and other job forum on the net. He posts such vacancies in the facebook group. Our ex-students who are well placed in the industry are explored to have net working for current students. Students  of category , who are looking forward to work with individual feature film director /cinematographer /editor /Sound Records as an assistant on feature film projects and later to start independently.For such students, Personal efforts are made by the teaching faculty /guest faculty to connect our current passing out students to seek an easy appointment in Bombay and other regional film industry in Calcutta/madras/Hyderabad. We completely understand that once any student who is new to the media industry needs support in terms of contacts to start their career as an internship which leads to the recruitment. Students are provided networking opportunity with various guest faculty workshops or visit to international film festivals in Delhi /Goa .Through our placement cell, we will be making all possible efforts to find suitable positions for them. We are committed to build a fraternity in the media industry.

Cinematography workshop :Barun Mukerjee Video Preview

Cinematography Workshop video : Barun Mukherjee will be loaded here on 25th April.Pl wait till then enjoy this short film on CRAFT done by our ex-student as part of thier project.

 

Cinematography Workshop : Arvind Kumar Video Preview

Video of Workshop by Arvind Kumar will be loaded here on 25th April.Pl wait 

Cinematography Workshop : Amitabha Singh Video Preview

Cinematography Workshop video : Amitabha Singh will be loaded here on 25th April.Pl wait 

Section 2: Three months Short term Cinematography Course:

Fee , Syllabus and Other Details about 3-months Short Term . Cinematogrphy course

What are you going to learn in this 3-months Short Term course in cinematography? :  A cinematographer is responsible for composing each frame in a scene that is to be shot and deciding the lighting and camera angles according to the requirements of the director. During the Cinematography course, you will learn to lead the camera/lighting team and will be involved in the planning and execution of a shoot from the pre-production stage.

Lighting is used to change the mood of a scene or to indicate practical aspects such as day or night. Our Cinematography course will also teach you how a lighting technician arranges all the lighting effects designed by the cinematographer according to the instructions of the chief assistant cameraman. Our Cinematography course blends traditional filmmaking techniques with the latest digital video and film cinematography. We use Panasonic p-2 HD, for day to day exercises.

Our Cinematography course also includes screenings, lectures, and demonstrations to help you understand creative possibilities as you develop an eye for aesthetics. Students will experiment with the creative use of film lighting techniques and will learn to control the image quality. Students will shoot in the studio and on location in afternoons and evenings and would gain practical experience in various lighting situations such as day-for-night, available and mixed light, fire and candle light, and close-up table tops.

On a daily basis, students would share their discoveries, successes, and failures as the class reviews and critiques the previous day's shooting.

WORKSHOPS: There will be two 3-days workshops by industry practitioners on RED/ ALEXA motion picture cameras during the course.

Various lighting situations will be taken up by the instructor to demonstrate different ways to light them up. Possible outdoor and indoor locations in Delhi will be explored for a wider perspective on problems associated with location shooting. Students will be given typical situations for light up and will be guided by the workshop instructor. These workshops will give the students confidence and technical fineness required to shoot any professional cinematography assignment in the film and television industry.

A variety of lighting styles, like source lighting, mood lighting, stylization, glamour will be demonstrated through practical situations in the studio.

Section 3: Part time | Weekend 6 months Cinematography Course:

Section 3: Part Time : Sat & Sunday | 6- Month weekend cinematography Course

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Section 4: Distance Learning Program of Cinematography Course:

Fee | Syllabus| and Other Details about Online cinematography | 6- Month

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  • Seats : 20. Fee Rs/- 1,25,000.
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Intreview : 26 Nov & 24th Dec 2018.
  • Helpline: 9899251133/44/55
  • Sesstion Starts: 31st Jan 2019

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