Online Course – Basic Orientation of Sound in Cinema from 12th to 16th July 2021
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune under its ‘FTII Online’ initiative, announces Weekend Online Course – Basic Orientation of Sound in Cinema. The course will be conducted by the Film Sound Dept., FTII, Pune.
Following are the details in this regard;
(1)Name of the Course: Basic Orientation of Sound in Cinema (Online)
(2)Dates: 12th to 16th July 2021 (05 days) inclusive of an assignment day
(3)Timings:10 am to 12 noon and 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm (Indian Standard Time – IST)
(4)Max. no. of participants: 30 (Course will be conducted only if min. strength of 24 participants is reached)
(5)Age:18 years &above as on 01st July 2021 (participants born on or before 30th June 2003)
(6)Educational Qualification: HSC (12th pass). In exceptional cases, 10th pass may be considered
(7)Online Platform: Google Classroom & Google Meet platform
(8)Medium of Instructions: Mainly English & Partially Hindi
(9)Per Participant Course fee:
(a)For Indian Nationals: Rs 4,200/- (base fee = Rs 3,559/- and GST = Rs 641/-)
(b)For Foreigners including NRI, OCI etc. and also those Indian Nationals who are presently staying outside India: Rs 12,600/- (base fee = Rs 10,678/- and GST = Rs 1,922/-).
Course fee of selected participants will be non-refundable, non-transferrable, non-adjustable, etc. under any circumstances. Course fee of all the non – selected participants will be returned within 07 – 10 days of the course commencement.
(10)Mode of payment: Online through SBI Collect (along with application form).
(11)Due date & time to submit application: 28th June 2021, 6 pm IST. Application submitted after due date & time will not be considered.
(12)Selection Criteria: On First – Come – First – Served Basis.List of selected participants will be published on our website and selection emails will also be sent to all the selected participants.
(13)Online platform: FTII will be using “Google Classroom” and participants are requested to get familiarized with the same. Steps to join online class including login id & password will be shared with each selected participant in the selection email.
(14)Computer literacy: It is the participant’s responsibility to be technologically capable to take an online course. Participants must be computer literate.
Since the course is online, participants must have following facilities;
(i) A Desktop / Laptop having minimum 4 GB RAM, 1.6 GHz or better processor (Intel i3 or i5 or better). (Windows / MAC)
(ii) Operating system: a) Windows 7 or 8 or 10. b) MAC OS Sierra or later
(iii) Audio – Video software: Latest versions of VLC player, Windows Media Player or Quick Time Player.
(iv) Compatible good quality headphones/ earphones with mic
(v) Compatible HD webcam
(vi) Internet pack of minimum 5 GB per day exclusively for this course. It is recommended to have fixed wired Internet connection with minimum speed of 10 Mbps or more.
(vii) Web browser: Latest version of Google Chrome (Preferred), Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari.
Use of Mobile Phone (in place of Laptop or Desktop Computer) to attend the classes is strictly prohibited. Such participants will not be allowed to join the classes.
(16)Course Director: Harish K M
Harish holds Master’s degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from Madurai Kamaraj University and Diploma in Audio Engineering from SAE Institute, Chennai.
He has worked as a music recording engineer in various languages in the southern film industry, under prestigious banners.
His paper on “Teaching Sound for Cinema” was accepted for the CNA “Sound and Storytelling” conference conducted by Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
He has been teaching at FTII's Sound department (Film Wing) since 2010 and is currently the Head of the Department.
2. Select All India in State of Corporate / Institution, then select Educational Institutions in Type of Corporate/ Institution and click Go.
3. Search/Find FTII Fees Account in Educational institutions name and click submit.
4. In the payment category select “B4 Basic Orientation of Sound in Cinema (Online)”.
5. Fill-up the application form with requisite details and proceed for payment.
6. Make necessary payment of Rs 4,200/- OR Rs12,600/- as the case may be.
7. Once payment is done, please note "SBcollect Reference Number" (mentioned in payment confirmation receipt). This may be required for future reference.
8. If possible, digitally store the receipt of payment. This can be carried out in one of the following ways;
(i) by taking printout of receipt of payment, scan & save it
(ii) by taking screenshot of payment (if using mobile) or printscreen (if using computer)
(iii) by simply taking a photograph from mobile
9. No document/ certificate related to educational qualification, age etc. is to be attached.Participants’ self – declaration in the application form is sufficient.
10. Terms & conditions: By agreeing to the terms & conditions in the application form, participants are confirming that they have read & understood the website advt. They are eligible to apply and fulfil all the requirements as stated in the advt. Further, participants agree that decision of FTII Director regarding admission to the course and its conduction will be final.
Further to add in this, it is expected of the participants that during the class they must mute their mics but keep their cameras on unless otherwise instructed. Keeping camera off throughout the class or not heeding to instructions to switch on the camera will be seen as an act of indiscipline and will lead to expulsion from the Course and forfeiture of the Course fee. Decision of FTII Director regarding conducting the course in all respects will be final.
(18)Communication with participants: All communications with the participants will be carried out through email only. List of shortlisted participants may be published on FTII website and selection email will be sent to the selected participants on their registered email id.
(19)Certificates: All participants would be given participation e-certificates on successful completion of the course. Minimum 90% attendance is mandatory.
(20)Queries: For any queries please contact Madhulika on firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Course.
When Sound came into cinema Alfred Hitch Cock observed that sound has taken purity out of cinema. He said that by then they had mastered the craft of making silent films and may be just missed the actors speaking and other noises associated with it. But with sound they would end up shooting people talking.
Having said that Hichcock did not just add sound to his silent film but adapted sound to his story telling. So did many masters like Orson Welles, Sergio Leone, Robert Bresson, Fellini, Ozu, just to name a few. Robert Bresson followed a method of using the sound for most of the story telling. He made the visuals present the information than represent. Many other filmmakers have found that sound can be used in bringing out the temporal aspect in cinema. This is contrary to the belief that sound is a technical addition to enhance the visual experience in cinema.
Sound is the first sensation that all of us developed even before we were born. And after birth it is sound that we responded to. A newborn takes time to see and decipher objects and colour but responds to sound instantly. Singing came to all of us naturally, as several studies show that most children imitated their mothers when the mothers sang to them.
For some reason we ignore this sensation unless something extraordinary happens around us. But we cannot ignore the fact that sound is constantly affecting us.
It is this aspect of sound that attracted many filmmakers. That is sound while being unobtrusive can guide the emotional movement in a narrative. Masters have found a way of manipulating the cinema image with the rhythm of sound.
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