About a month ago I heard that I got into the crash course on Film Appreciation conducted by National Film Archives of India (NFAI) - Yay! NFAI conducts this month-long course which starts on May 21, 2007 in collaboration with The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). I feel privileged just to be in the same campus where Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, to name a few, spent their learning days!!. Especially, since this is as good as a residential course. - Am so excited!!!
Okay, before I irritate the hell out of you with my exclamation marks, here’s what I really want to say. Since I am not sure whether I will be able to post here in the next four weeks and will be back only on the 16th of June, I have invited a couple guest bloggers to write hindi movie related articles for “Without Giving The Movie Away”. Meanwhile, I will also try my best to write about my experiences during the course.
Here’s to a “new and improved” meetu! Cheers!!
Update: I’ve posted my experiences about the course in a series of posts. The first part describes the overall experiences. The second one deals with the selection of movies, which ones I liked and the few I did not. The third part discusses the lectures.
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Hey all the best for the stuff.. work hard and be happy :)
Thanks Deep! Nice to see you here.
You have to fill in an application form and submit it to the institute. The process starts around February-March each year. More details at http://www.nfaipune.gov.in/film_appreciation.htm If you have any more questions, let me know, I will try my best to answer.
Hey Roshan, overall the course was good. The technical stuff that they taught was pretty basic. Since, I am new to all of this, I enjoyed learning the basics.
It is a full-time course for 4 weeks. You can get some of the details http://withoutgivingthemovieaway.com/main/uncategorized/the-film-appreciation-course-2007-fa-part-1-the-experience/ and http://withoutgivingthemovieaway.com/main/uncategorized/the-film-appreciation-course-2007-fa-part-2-the-movies/
And more information at the NFAI website - http://www.nfaipune.gov.in/film_appreciation.htm
Great job...!! very nice website.. all is in orange..
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