Fwd: Photography & HDSLR Film Making Workshop 11,12,13-JUL-2014 @ Suchitra, Bangalore

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Mayank Rungta

Jul 5, 2014, 3:44:36 PM7/5/14
​Friends and denizens of Bangalore, 

We are happy to announce our 3-day intensive Top Quark Workshops on digital photography & HDSLR filmmaking @ Bangalore by National Award Winning Film-Makers:


A window into HDSLR filmmaking for students & enthusiasts :
1 day Photography Workshop,
3 days of re-tooling for filmmakers,

Photography - 11th July 2014
HDSLR Film-making - 11th -13th July 2014

Venue: Suchitra Film Society
36, 9th Main, B V Karanth Road, next to Post Office,
Banashankari Stage II, Bangalore 560070

Please register here -

For further details you can get in touch with
Mayank Rungta +91- 9845 155447
Sushil Katre +91- 9741 188993

Email: spokesa...@gmail.com

Previous Master-classes & Workshops:
2014. DSLR Workshop @ Jatin Das Centre of Art, Bhubaneshwar.
2013. Quark Workshop (November 9-13), Akshara Theatre, New Delhi.
2013. Open Frame Film Festival (PSBT), New Delhi.
2013. London College of Communication, London.
2013. DSLR Workshop @ Jatin Das Centre of Art, Bhubaneshwar.
2012. Mumbai International Film Festival. Experimental Theatre, NCPA.
2011. Vatavaran Film Festival. The Convention Centre, New Delhi.
2011. Central University of Rajasthan. Kishangarh, Rajasthan.
2010, 2011. Action Northeast Trust, Bongaigaon, Assam.

Details about the previous workshops:

The Workshop:
Starting with the basics of digital photography (on day 1) we shall move on to more complex uses of Digital SLRs.

In subsequent days of the workshop, we shall deal with issues like how to avoid the usual traps of working with HDSLRs- the moire, the jello, the heating and the ergonomics. There shall also be a demonstration of the gear required to convert the HDSLR into a filmmaking device.

We shall also touch upon Sound recording and lighting for the HDSLR filmmaking.

We try to give an overview of the HDSLRs from the iconic Canon EOS 5DMkII, the EOD 7D to the new additions to our filmmaking tools like the Nikon D 800 and the D-5300. We also take a peek at the 4K scenario where the Panasonic GH4 is giving a challenge to conventional cameras.

We are practitioners. The workshop is not meant to discuss theory and details of frame rates, line interpolation or film emulsion properties v/s the digital image. We are people who can show others what can be done in a small budget using HDSLRs.

Filmmakers and Cinematographers wanting to make the transition to the emerging digital technologies and students of filmmaking, besides photographers and enthusiasts, have attended our previous workshops.

About The Mentors:
Nandan and Kavita have offered twelve HDSLR Filmmaking Workshops at various institutions and festivals. They raise resources for their independent films by offering such workshops.

Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl are National-Award-winning independent filmmakers. Their oeuvre spans the domains of culture, ecology, livelihoods, development and human rights. Over the years, they have evolved their own style of filmmaking – that tries to give form to the shifting sands between 'documentary' and 'features'.

Nandan and Kavita have been visiting faculty at the Central University of Rajasthan, teaching Photography and Video Production in the department of Culture and Media Studies.

Nandan is an avid photographer. In 2009, he had a 30-day solo exhibition of his photographs at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

They have just completed a trilogy of films on 'Development, Human Rights and Agrarian crisis' in India. The films in the trilogy are:

Candles in the Wind witnesses the silent march of the widows of the Green Revolution in Punjab, as they re-negotiate the rules of engagement and the politics of domination in their bid to survive.

Special Mention / 61st National Film Awards / 2013
John Abraham National Film Award for Best Documentary / SiGNS Film Festival / Kerala / 2014
World Premiere: Thessaloniki Film Fest / Greece / 2014

Cotton for my shroud is a film on the escalating suicides of cotton farmers in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

National Film Award for Best Investigative Film / 2011
Awarded at Dhan Foundation Film Festival / Madurai / 2012
Gold for Script / IDPA Awards for Excellence / Mumbai / 2013
Headline Film- World Investigative Film Week / London / 2013

Dammed documents the resilient, non-violent Gandhian struggle of the mega dam-affected citizens of the Narmada Valley in India.

It is the story of the grit and determination of the Dam-affected villagers of Madhya Pradesh in India, submerged neck-deep in the water of River Narmada, protesting against the apathy of the Indian government and an exploitative Dam Corporation.

Best Film - ‘Water for All’ / Vatavaran Film Festival / 2014
International Premiere: FICA / Brazil / 1 June 2014
(FICA 2014 - International Environmental Film and Video Festival, Brazil)

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