A Cinematography and Direction Masterclass – exploring the space and the light of Auroville, first physical worksop after lockdown.
The 6 days Masterclass will have film screenings, discussions and sessions like: (i) Light, Shadows and Movement: Camera as an emotive device; (ii) What does it take to see through the dark : Philosophically and Cinematographically (iii) What does it take to make a film? What does a film actually need? (iv) Moonlight rendezvous.
In addition, there will be on-field exercises exploring the spaces in peculiar light in Auroville. Rustic locations will be explored in natural light, low light, twilight or moonlight situations, which is the specialty of Ranjan Palit. (i) late afternoon light and twilight will be explored through forest trails, cycle paths and gardens; (ii) street light will be explored during night walks on regular roads, while (iii) moonlight will be explored through forest canopies, leading to vast fields under open skies as well as by the sea-side.
Following 6 days Masterclass, we invite you to stayback for 2 days of RETREAT (on 27th & 28th March) – where we shall screen films made by Auroville Film Institute’s ex-participants during lockdown. Filmmaker and academician Sudipto Archarya will special guest for the retreat! To know more, please visit
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