Saturday , 20 April 2019
Get better at filmmaking

Get better at filmmaking

Don Bosco College, Panaji has started a Film and Television Institute that hosts an array of courses for individuals who are passionate about filmmaking and are devoted to refining and polishing the craft, NT KURIOCITY finds more


To all the young and ardent film buffs out there, if you are inspired to make it big in the world of entertainment, DB Film and Television Institute is the place for you. The vision of the institute is to encourage and stimulate the next generation of the entertainment industry through hands-on practical training.

Speaking about the idea of the institute, manager of the college, Joaquim Lobo says that nowadays videos as a form of communication are most prominent, for example: people make videos, watch videos and it is easy to convey messages. “It is a skill; normally if we make a film it might not have that kind of influence over others. But once you learn the details, the foundation is strong and we will be able to make better films through which one can convey their views. And since filmmaking is an art, there are a lot of things to learn and it helps in many ways in terms of bringing change in the society,” he adds.

Lobo informs that another reason is to make the Goan youth learn the art of filmmaking so that they can make films that stand somewhere; with a better standard and thus convey our culture to others.

The Diploma in Digital Film Making and Diploma in Acting Course will begin from next academic year in June 2019 but the certificate courses will begin in February. The faculty includes actors, directors, producers, editors who are already working in the industry namely Prasad Patil, Sunil Saigal, Rohit Pradhan, Nazarr K Khan, Daulatkumar Laxmanrao Pawar and Manesh Sudhakar Salve. “There is an option of a weekend course too. 70 per cent of what will be taught at the institute will be practical. Students will get to learn the way the industry wants them to work, in terms of script writing, filmmaking, cinematography, the art of lighting, editing, photography, acting, producing, etc. Learning such skills cost a lot but at DBC we are trying to bring it down to the minimum,” says Lobo.

The best students who pick up the skills will be given placements in the film industry. Lobo says: “We assure 100 per cent placements if they are really good at their skills.” Also, the students will have to go through an interview. There is no age group and even the SSC pass outs are eligible for the courses if they have the skill.

Certificates will be given for the courses, Lobo says: “We have applied to the Goa University to make it as a university approved course. If they approve well and good, but it is not required as the industry sees the skills not the certificate. If you are good at your work, you do not need a certificate,” he concludes.

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