Mobile Film Making
Mobile film making has fast become a cultural phenomenon that democratises film production and generates new audio-visual aesthetics. It has also triggered the establishment of festivals designed specifically to showcase films made on mobile devices. Consequently, mobile film making is now an object of serious academic study. This module embraces mobile film making in all these respects and encourages students to explore this accessible form of film making with creative and critical rigour. Students will work either individually or in pairs to create a short fiction or documentary film on a mobile device. Alternatively, students can form a larger group to devise a web series for which each student makes an episode. Practical work will be contextualised in an essay that situates the student project in the field of mobile media. To facilitate this, lectures and screenings will explore narrative, experimental and documentary forms of mobile film making in a way that encourages students to critically engage with issues of form and style germane to mobile digital media, the relationship between technology and creativity, as well as current and emerging platforms for the dissemination of creative work made on mobile devices.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to: - Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the skills and techniques required to record and edit films using mobile devices; - Demonstrate the aesthetic, conceptual and technical skills necessary to articulate their ideas audio-visually; - Conceive and plan a piece of creative work using a mobile device; - Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of their own creative processes through engagement in one or more production practices; - Critically understand the ways in which different social groups may relate to and interact with filmic visual practices using social media.
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New Course Launch : 14/10/2015 , Wednesday
Kalapurnam Film Making Institute
205 , 2nd floor , Kalapurnam Building,
Above Citi Bank,
Near Municipal Market, Opp. Jain Temple
C. G. Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380009