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A cinematographer is known as a Visual Psychiatrist. The responsibilities of a cinematographer are to design a creative look, light, compose and move a written text into meaningful images. A cinematographer has to interact with his/her teammates including:

  • Camera operators
  • Producers
  • Lighting technicians
  • Electricians
  • Camera assistants
  • Grips
  • Directors

WWI offers a Diploma in Filmmaking where students can study specialization in cinematography. The course rests importance on the creative and technical demands of a film. Students get to work on various types of cameras as he/she progresses from still to DV and then HDV formats to 16 mm and finally 35 mm film. With the help of practical exercises, students acquire knowledge of light meters, lenses, grip equipment, professional lighting, filters, etc. WWI introduces a variety of advanced equipments, tools, and technology. Students are given demonstrations on special lighting techniques for style and mood.

The training in cinematography discovers his/her role as a cinematographer in post-production techniques that includes digital intermediate processes, traditional colour grading required for executing filmmaking work. The practical exercises help students to take right decision at the crucial state in a filmmaking process. During the training session, students become accustomed to Gears used in arresting visual dimensions of a film.

Whistling Woods International organizes workshops and seminars to reinforce students' knowledge of cinematography. WWI invites prominent cinematographers as faculties from the film and television industry. These artists interact with students, share their knowledge, and help students in all respects of cinematography. The workshops and seminars help students to enhance their approach to exposing, lighting, and laboratory exercises. Mr. Krishhnamurthy is head of the department. The faculty for cinematography includes:

  • Manoj Kumar Peter
  • Rajen Kothari
  • M. Sunderesan
  • Ashwini Kaul

WWI workshops on cinematography conduced by celebrities including:

  • C.K.Murlidharan
  • R.M.Rao
  • Binod Pradhan
  • Rajesh Jiandani
  • Vikas Sivaraman
  • Anil Mehta
  • Santosh Sivan
  • Anup Jotwani
  • Mahesh Aney
  • Ujwal Nigudkar
  • Virendra Saini
  • Krishna Shetty
  • Biswadeep Chatterjee
  • Kiran Deohans
  • Manmohan Singh
  • A.K.Bir
  • Balu Mahendra
  • Ashok Mehta
  • Rajiv Menon
  • Sivaraman

WWI students obtain insights and training in advanced technology though seminars and workshops organized by the film schools in association with technology partners including:

  • Sony
  • ARRI
  • Kodak
  • Fuji


Students should pass 10+2 or equivalent level of education for admission to cinematography course. However, a graduate student will be preferred.

Fee Structure

Acceptance: 2, 00, 000
Term I 3, 00, 000
Term II 3, 00, 000
Term III 3, 00, 000
Term IV 3, 00, 000
Total Fees: 14, 00, 000

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