MAKE YOUR FILM
with Siddharth Chauhan
Intensive Personal Coaching from Siddharth Chauhan available in Online and Offline mode over a period of 2 or 4 weeks.
Over 6 hands on - intensive training sessions, the students can brainstorm, write, discuss, plan and shoot their films along with Siddharth and hone their craft. In cases where it is not feasible to complete the films during the 2/4 week workshop, Siddharth will remain accessible - even after the workshop – until your projects are realised.
You will also be educated about the various ways in which you can fund your short films in India. The applicants must be prepared to live and breathe filmmaking for the length of their stay in Shimla.
Our Spring Workshop for this year starts 10th April, 2023.
We will also be having a Summer Workshop and an Autumn Workshop later this year. Applications & submissions for the same will open up after the Spring Workshop.
'Make your Film' with Siddharth Chauhan is designed to serve the needs of a variety of students, yet through hands-on classes and exercises, all students can gain an understanding of the requirements and rigors of filmmaking, as well as experience the exhilaration of seeing a completed project. For beginners, this is an opportunity to see if filmmaking is the appropriate craft for them. For others who have some experience in filmmaking, we recommend the 4 Week course to polish their craft. The limitations of time & individuality should be apparent, given that many people spend years studying film and perfecting their craft.
ELIGIBILITY / REQUIREMENTS:
Your age is in between 15 - 35 years old at the time of application
You will bring your own camera & equipment
You will get a hard drive with enough free space to store your footage (min 50 GB)
You have a laptop with an Editing Software installed and you know how to use it
You are willing to take care of your own travel, food & lodging during the 2/4 weeks
Please note: This is not a course where you will be taught how to operate a camera, how to use an editing software etc - basic knowledge of these is a must.
Deadline for Spring Applications (Online & Offline): March 16th, 2023 (10 p.m.)
Location: Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) & Online
Personal Coaching Starts: April 10 onwards
Application Fee (Non-refundable): 250 INR (Only selected applicants will be asked to pay tuition fee)
Selection Process: 15 students will be shortlisted and asked to appear for an interview. In order to pay full attention to the films being made, a maximum of 5 Filmmakers will be selected for this intensive coaching.
Story & Script
Distribution / Release
The basics of storytelling, characters, plot and climax in a film. How to select a story, how to turn a story into a script. Essentials of screenplay writing. Tips & Tricks.
How is the camera participating in telling a story? Designing a unique camera language for your film, role of storyboarding, lighting and colours in film.
Can direction ever be taught or it must be practiced? How to direct actors and plan a shot? What is blocking? We will make you direct so that you learn this art.
How do we prepare for a shoot? What kind of a budget will you need? Lets make a checklist and shoot so that you know what it feels like to be on a shoot!
Don't be afraid of this phase. Each film does not need to follow a template and spend thousands and lakhs of money. Let your film dictate it's post production needs. We will tell you how to plan & execute this.
What to do when your film is ready? What is the best platform for your film? Can you earn money through your films? Are film festivals important? We will tell you what it takes to get there.
How to Apply
Letter of Interest
Share the UPI Transaction ID and a screenshot of the deposited fee in an email.
In the same email, introduce yourself, tell us what inspires you, your vision / philosophy, something about your background, your favourite filmmaker / artist, what films you like and want to make, also share your past work links (if any) and don't forget to tell us why you are applying for this course?
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