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Mylapore, Chennai

Course ID: 25750

Mylapore, Chennai

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About the Course

Mindscreen Film Institute was founded by Rajiv Menon, an acclaimed Indian cinematographer and filmmaker in the Indian Advertising and Movies industry. The Film Institute draws upon decades of experience and success of Rajiv Menon and his film productions and equipment rental company, Mindscreen.

Mindscreen Film equipment company has been in the business for over two decades and provided the film industry with state-of-the-art Arriflex 435 Advanced equipped with Hawk anamorphic and Ziess ultraprime lenses supported by a full complement of lights and grip equipments. Panther Dolly, Jimmy jib cranes, an array of Tungsten and flicker free HMI lights and Kino banks powered by a fleet of silent generator trucks are additional facilities available to the clients.

Run by a team of senior professionals, Mind screen Film Institute takes pride in having been the training ground for some of the best talent in the film industry today. Award winning cinematographers and directors like Ravi K. Chandran, Rajasekhar, Ratnavelu and Gautam Menon have worked with and trained under Rajiv Menon during their formative years.

Mindscreen Film Institute, a Film school for Cinematography started in July, 2006 aims to train students both on the theoretical and operational aspects of filmmaking with specialization in Cinematography making use of the latest state-of-the-art of all camera equipments and facilities available on campus.

Mindscreen Film Institute is one of the best cinema schools for cinematography. The certificate course on Cinematography offered by Mindscreen Institute is highly reputed for its comprehensive program that is very hands-on, practical with the hottest latest in digital and cinematography techniques.

• Mindscreen Film Institute will offer high quality professional study programs in the theory & practice of film-making.

• Mindscreen Film Institute will focus on specialized areas of film-making that develop very proficient technicians who are creative artists as well.

• Mindscreen Film Institute and its alumni will make a professional impact and significant contribution to the media and entertainment industry.

We believe that a good film-maker, irrespective of his/her role must appreciate all aspects of the process.

From the choices a cinematographer confronts, understanding the director & his script, how sound and music transform a scene to assembling of images in the editing room. And the best way to learn them is to have a real ‘touch-feel-do’ experience.

Mindscreen Film Institute is all about hands-on learning. Our learning environment is designed to move one beyond their current level, expand the vision, enhance technical skills and unleash the potential to IMAGINE, THINK & CREATE a new way.

Topics Covered

Subjects covered

Photography Optics
Imaging Technology
Lighting & Exposure
Study of Still & Movie Cameras (Film & Digital)
Digital Cinematography
Elements of Film Direction, Screenplay, Sound, Editing and Film Production
Other activities during the course:

30 nos. of selected feature films will be screened and discussed

About 30 nos. of practical sessions which involve lighting practice and operation of Film and Digital movie cameras will be conducted

Project works involve:
Perspective Study
Architecture & Light
Landscape Photography
Framing & Composition
Continuity Exercise
Art & Photography
Scene Exercise
Day & Night Lighting Practice
Night Time Photography
Stereo Motion Picture Photography
Animation & Time-lapse Photography
Location based Digital Motion Picture Photography
Rig mounted Motion Picture camera practice
Demo of Panther
Lighting & Grips
Guided short film production using Digital Motion Picture Camera
Field visits include visits to shooting spots, Digital motion picture intermediate lab

Who should attend

To apply for the course, the concerned candidate should possess an undergraduate degree either in the science or the arts. However, +2 students with three years’ experience in Photography / Film Industry may also apply.


undergraduate degree either in the science or the arts. However, +2 students with three years’ experience in Photography / Film Industry may also apply.

What you need to bring

DSLR Camera & Laptop

Key Takeaways

Upon the successful completion of class works, assignments, practical’s, projects and final written examinations with adequate attendance record, the candidate will be formally awarded an Associate Cinematographer Certificate.

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M.N. Gnanasekaran

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A post graduate and a best passing out student in the discipline of cinematography from the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, Gnansekaran won a state award for his very first Tamil feature film, Aval Appadithaan (1978). Completing some more films, he became a much admired and respected teacher at his alma mater. Cinematographers like Rajiv Menon and Alphonse Roy, learnt the fundamentals of their craft under his tutelage and continue to value his methods and insights. More so with all the experience and success they have achieved over the years.

Moving out of his position as the Engineer-In-Charge of the Technical Photography Facility at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), he has taken charge as the Dean of Mindscreen Film Institute.

Gnanasekaran is highly knowledgeable in the difficult field of cinematography theory and the various technical aspects associated with it. In terms of challenging practice, he has six feature films, several documentaries, participation as official cameraman in the film coverage of a massive event like the 1982 Asian Games for the Films Division of India and two decades of sustained work in professional scientific photography, to his credit.


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