Film and TV Direction
Mise-en-scene is a French term refers to almost everything that appears in front of the camera such as props, sets, actors, lighting, costumes, etc. In short, the term is used to explain the design features of a production. In the film production context, mise-en-scene means a set of all artistic decisions. Thus, mise-en-scene includes:
- Camera movement
- Passive props
- Background action
- Frame composition
- Action props
- Actor placement
- Foreground action
Mise-en-scene also refers to one's ability to use above said production elements artistically to make a creative project. Digital Academy teaches students the art of mise-en-scene. Students are taught how to achieve the objective of a good film.
Understanding Film Language
Digital Academy-The Film School puts stress on understanding the basics of filmmaking. Students are taught fundamental skills of filmmaking by way of giving demonstration on visual storyboarding. Storyboarding is nothing but a shot-by-shot analysis of films. With the help of storyboarding students are taught the basic principles of a film and the distinctiveness of the cinematic standard.
Digital Academy teaches students various tactics of filmmaking including:
- Management of time and space
- Narrative structure
- Shot-break down
- Dividing stories into sequences and scenes
- Narrative flow
Various famed movies from across the world are shown to seek out the intrinsic possibilities in a cinema. Students are also taught history of cinema, which provides them with a profound appreciation of films. Since Digital Academy students want to carve their career in filmmaking, the academy provides every possible exposure to them to become a good filmmaker.
Cinematography is one of the most important aspects in filmmaking process. It is said that cinematographer is an eye of a director. Therefore, a cinematographer plays a role of catalyst in the creative work of filmmaking. Filmmaking is a kind of medium where one has to express their ideas and imaginations from abstract form to concrete. In other words, a director should be able to convey abstract ideas into visuals lucratively. Cinematography is a medium where language of cinema to be communicated through visuals. Therefore, ample knowledge of cinematography is required to convey imagination impressively to the audience. Students are given utmost demonstrations on cinematography to enhance basic skills.
Since a film has to undergo into various processes, editing is the final process. Many times, it happens that most of the films are rewritten on the editing bench. Therefore, editing is must to produce any film. Film editing includes:
- Understanding of the texture and
- Creating a 'flawless' narrative
- Understanding the tenor of reality
- Understanding continuity
The tenor and texture of reality regulate every cut, shot and transition of scene. Digital academy students are taught how to edit, the principles of editing, etc.
heory & Practical
- Composition, visual Grammar, camera movements, camera angles
- Introduction to still photography and Image formation
- Role of a cinematographer and Film Production process
- Single and multi-camera shoots, visual effects and Chroma key
- Lenses and their effective use
- Principle of Motion Picture Camera, Its parts and functions
- Basic theory of Videography
- Study of Natural light, Indoor and Outdoor lighting and Tools of Lighting