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RANJEETH KUMAR

MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE
No: 4, Ranga Lane, Off Dr. Ranga Road,
Mylapore, Chennai
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September 3rd 2014
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RANJEETH KUMAR 2 years ago
May 04 2017 : The Times of India (Chennai)
EXPERT SPEAK - It's about how much risk you're willing to take


Much before I entered films, I had done a five-year diplo ma in commercial arts and put all I had learned into advertising.I was living in Mumbai and therefore a sizeable income was important which advertising gave me.
A few years later, when I quit my job to join as an assistant to cinematographer Bobby Singh, my earnings dipped to Rs 100 a day . And yet I knew that I would not swap the work for anything else. Those four years that I assisted Singh showed to me how much I wanted to pursue the craft.

Until I went to the set, I thought people just came together and made a film. The first 20 days I learned that there were different departments at work. It was Singh ­ now no more ­ who suggested that I study cinematography , and I joined Mindscreen Film Institute in Chennai.

People who come to the industry must know that it all boils down to the amount of risk you're willing to take.By risk I do not mean making little money and starving. It is the risk you take on the set, doing what you have been hired to do. In cinematography , a director gives you the job of handling the camera because of the way you look at things. So instead of trying to recreate something you must find your own aesthetic.

I am not a technical person. Even today , I cannot completely figure out what makes a digital camera. But I know is that I love to create perfectly what my director visualises. For `Newton', the last movie I worked in with Rajkummar Rao, I did not carry any lights to the shoot. It was supposed to be a day-long shoot in a jungle in Chhattisgarh, which extended a little. I mentally decided that I was going to find the right time of the day to shoot each and every scene. On any given day , I would prefer an assistant with a burning passion for creating images over one who is extremely adept with the technicalities of a camera and a captive to it. I can get that kind of information from a book.
http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31807&articlexml=EXPERT...
RANJEETH KUMAR 2 years ago
May 04 2017 : The Times of India (Chennai)
MISSION ADMISSION - THE SILVER SCREEN STARTUP
Saranya Chakrapani


Choosing a course after school can be confusing as a simple `no' or `yes' can be career-changing. While a plethora of options at hand is convenient, reaching an informed decision could be cumbersome. To help students make a better choice, TOI lends a helping hand with `Mission Admission'. Today's focus: Film-making
Talent, Technology & Degree In Film-making Can Take One Beyond Mainstream Industry

In March this year, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune decided to reach out to a small but growing seg ment of aspiring filmmakers from tier II cities. As part of its SKIFT (Skilling India in Film and Television) initiative, the institute signed up with Canon India to offer “skill-oriented courses“.
The courses -which include digital cinematography, documentary film-making and screenplay writing ­ were in response to a rising demand for “technically sound people“ to cater to an industry that is no more confined to mainstream films but expanding to include allied cinematic fields, said dean of films at FTII Amit Tyagi. “We have 150 people graduating every year from our campus in Pune. We want to expand so that we are more visible. Several state governments have been asking us to start courses at nonmetro cities,“ says Tyagi.

After running short-term courses on scriptwriting, acting and film appreciation at Banaras Hindu University earlier this year, FTII is moving to Guwahati, Raipur, Vishakhapatnam, Jaipur and Chandigarh with courses ranging from digital cinematography and documentary film-making to film criticism and journalism.

With medium and technology becoming more accessible, smaller towns have emerged as the new talent pools for film-making, said Rajiv Menon, cinematographer and founder of the Mindscreen Film Institute, Chennai. “You no more have to come to the city and access a laboratory to make a film.If you have a DSLR and a reasonably powerful laptop, you could be making films anywhere,“ he said.

But that said, getting a break in the film industry has always been hard. Unlike in other industries, an aspirant here faces numerous challenges ­ from the number of competitors to the lack of money to make showreels for themselves. Although the trend is changing, actors and producers are still skeptical about providing opportunities to newcomers, unless they have formidable talent.

Luckily for newcomers, there is a rising demand for various types of talent.And when the talent is coupled with the reach of social media, YouTube channels and digital entertainment platforms emerge ­ and some of them go viral and become household names.Experts say the volume of audiovisual content being produced today is 100 times more than that being made two decades ago.

Evolution of technology, which is cheap and readily available, has pushed film schools to introduce new courses. Mindscreen for instance, is planning to offer courses on sound engineering, editing and VFX.

“When we started working, the base film was around 100 ASA (film speed). Today , the ISO of the digital camera is 800 ASA, which means it is eight times more sensitive to light than the film that we were using back then. You can now work with available light, but need to study the role of art, costumes and various aspects, which go into creating a memorable film,“ said Menon.
http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31807&articlexml=MISSIO...
RANJEETH KUMAR 2 years ago
Want to discover your “other side” this summer
4-Week Summer Photography course
(3rd May to 2nd June 2017)
MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE, Chennai, a venture of Rajiv Menon, Director-Cinematographer, besides its regular courses on Cinematography and Screenwriting, is launching the 4-Week Summer Photography course for the serious beginners.
The 4-Week Summer Photography course for the serious beginners is an exploration of photography in the digital age and students learn how to get the most out of their cameras while being creative in the process. Also understanding how the camera operates and why they can get certain effects with specific settings.
An opportunity to aspiring candidates who have a passion and desire for photography, to gain a deeper appreciation of one's creativity, explore effective avenues of Photography, discover and develop skills for better image projection, tricks and techniques of effective photography. The course is designed for a wide range of audience ranging from individuals with interests in Photography for any professional willing to explore what goes into the creation of beautiful images, Heritage images. You will receive an in-depth study of composition; concepts and techniques, helping you create and capture your creative vision through your lens. We will review everything from equipment and exposure settings, to how to find those stunning places and "work" a scene.
The Philosophy behind the course has been to awaken the creative photographer hidden in many people who have not had the opportunity to explore photography as a career. These are people who love taking pictures but have been baffled by the technologies involved in digital photography, or those who are inspired by the beauty of what they see but are frustrated that they cannot transform that experience into a great picture. The course is meant to guide such people and give them a start in the right direction.
Course Content:
• Camera – Basics
• Understanding Digital Photography
• Exposure Controls
• Lens & Optics
• Light sources and Control of Light
• Composing Elements
• Creating a Portrait – In Studio & Locations
• Working with Electronic Flash
• Studio Lighting Methods
• Architecture & Light
• Product Photography
• Street Photography
• Working with Photography Software
• Digital Processing Techniques
This 4 Weeks course is designed to provide basic knowledge in understanding Photography, know about the equipment, Exposure control, Composition techniques, understanding Light and Post processing techniques of images
• MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE
No: 4, Ranga Lane, Off Dr. Ranga Road,
Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004
Ph: +91 044 4210 8682 / 2499 6417
Mobile: +91 9841612595
E-mail: mindscreen@mindscreen.co.in
Web:http://www.mindscreen.co.in/
RANJEETH KUMAR 2 years ago
Preparatory Course for Cinematography for August 2017 Batch – May 2017 to July 2017
The three months Preparatory Course for Cinematography broadly deals with Digital Photography and this is very essential to take you to the next level "DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY".
As a Cinematographer you should have a good artistic eye for photography, or in other words, being able to frame shots and recognize good shots, as any photographer would. Knowing the technical basics of photography -how to make lighting work to your advantage, how to use lenses, and how film speeds and exposures work and specific photography equipment and techniques.
Keeping up with ever-changing advances in film technology and knowing when to shift to or drop in new technology instead of the old.
The Three months foundation course will broadly deal with:
• History of Photography
• Exploring the Digital Frontier
• Perfecting your Vision
• Practical Exposure
• Storytelling - Pictorially
• Creating Prints Fit for Galleries
• Sharing Pictures
• Celebrating your Portfolio
• Collaborating with Global Photo Community
The foundation course, an opportunity to aspiring candidates who have a passion and desire for photography, to gain a deeper appreciation of one's creativity, explore effective avenues of Photography, discover and develop skills for better image projection, tricks and techniques of effective photography. The course is designed for a wide range of audience ranging from individuals with interests in Photography for any professional willing to explore what goes into the creation of beautiful images, Heritage images. You will receive an in-depth study of composition; concepts and techniques, helping you create and capture your creative vision through your lens. We will review everything from equipment and exposure settings, to how to find those stunning places and "work" a scene. During the course we will cover most all aspects of Storytelling, landscape, Heritage, street photography, Portfolio and a lot more.
The Philosophy behind the course has been to awaken the creative photographer hidden in many people who have not had the opportunity to explore photography as a career. These are people who love taking pictures but have been baffled by the technologies involved in digital photography, or those who are inspired by the beauty of what they see but are frustrated that they cannot transform that experience into a great picture. The course is meant to guide such people and give them a start in the right direction.
On completion of the course you would have the privilege of direct admission to our SIX MONTHS COURSE ON CINEMATOGRAPHY commencing August 2017.
Other Activities during the Course
Learn about:
• Light sources & Lighting
• Creative Photography
• Digital Image correction
• Digital workflow
MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE
No: 4, Ranga Lane, Off Dr. Ranga Road,
Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004
Ph: +91 044 4210 8682 / 2499 6417
Mobile: +91 9841612595
E-mail: mindscreen@mindscreen.co.in
Web:http://www.mindscreen.co.i
RANJEETH KUMAR 2 years ago
Want to discover your “other side” this summer
4-Week Summer Photography course
(3rd May to 2nd June 2017)
MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE, Chennai, a venture of Rajiv Menon, Director-Cinematographer, besides its regular courses on Cinematography and Screenwriting, is launching the 4-Week Summer Photography course for the serious beginners.
The 4-Week Summer Photography course for the serious beginners is an exploration of photography in the digital age and students learn how to get the most out of their cameras while being creative in the process. Also understanding how the camera operates and why they can get certain effects with specific settings.
An opportunity to aspiring candidates who have a passion and desire for photography, to gain a deeper appreciation of one's creativity, explore effective avenues of Photography, discover and develop skills for better image projection, tricks and techniques of effective photography. The course is designed for a wide range of audience ranging from individuals with interests in Photography for any professional willing to explore what goes into the creation of beautiful images, Heritage images. You will receive an in-depth study of composition; concepts and techniques, helping you create and capture your creative vision through your lens. We will review everything from equipment and exposure settings, to how to find those stunning places and "work" a scene.
The Philosophy behind the course has been to awaken the creative photographer hidden in many people who have not had the opportunity to explore photography as a career. These are people who love taking pictures but have been baffled by the technologies involved in digital photography, or those who are inspired by the beauty of what they see but are frustrated that they cannot transform that experience into a great picture. The course is meant to guide such people and give them a start in the right direction.
MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE
No: 4, Ranga Lane, Off Dr. Ranga Road,
Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004
Ph: +91 044 4210 8682 / 2499 6417
Mobile: +91 9841612595
E-mail: mindscreen@mindscreen.co.in
Web:http://www.mindscreen.co.in/

Preparatory Course for Cinematography for August 2017 Batch – May 2017 to July 2017
by RANJEETH KUMAR 2 years ago
Preparatory Course for Cinematography for August 2017 Batch May 2017 to July 2017 The three months Preparatory Course for Cinematography broadly deals with Digital Photography and this is very essenti
RANJEETH KUMAR 2 years ago
SHORT TERM PROFESSIONAL COURSES AT MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE
APPLY NOW
Six Months Course on Cinematography - Next Batch February 2017
Six Months Course on Screenwriting and Filmmaking- Next Batch February 2017
Three Months Foundation course on Digital Photography - Next Batch November 2016
Six Months Course on Acting for Film & Television- Next Batch November 2016
Weekend Acting for Camera -12 Weekends-- Next Batch November 2016
MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE
No: 4, Ranga Lane, Off Dr. Ranga Road,
Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004
Ph: +91 044 4210 8682 / 2499 6417
Mobile: +91 9841612595
E-mail: mindscreen@mindscreen.co.in
Web:https://www.mindscreen.co.in
RANJEETH KUMAR 2 years ago
SHORT TERM COURSES AT MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE
APPLY NOW
Six Months Course on Cinematography - Next Batch February 2017
Six Months Course on Screenwriting and Filmmaking- Next Batch February 2017
Three Months Foundation course on Digital Photography - Next Batch November 2016
Six Months Course on Acting for Film & Television- Next Batch November 2016
Weekend Acting for Camera -12 Weekends-- Next Batch November 2016

MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE
No: 4, Ranga Lane, Off Dr. Ranga Road,
Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004
Ph: +91 044 4210 8682 / 2499 6417
Mobile: +91 9841612595
E-mail: mindscreen@mindscreen.co.in
Web:http://www.mindscreen.co.in
RANJEETH KUMAR 3 years ago
Weekend Acting For Camera Course - 12 Weekends (Saturday & Sundays) from Saturday the 6th August 2016
The weekend course on Saturday & Sundays is tailor-made for working professionals, students, and talents who wish to continue working and pursue their dreams to become an actor.
The twelve-weekend course on Acting for Camera at Mindscreen Film Institute has been designed specifically to prepare a new breed of actors for the screen, and mike, to deliver memorable performances.
To Register call +91 9841612595 or visit http://www.mindscreen.co.in
MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE (MFi)
No: 4, Ranga Lane,Ranga Road,
Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004
E-mail: mindscreen@mindscreen.co.in
RANJEETH KUMAR 3 years ago
MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE invites Application for August 2016 Batch
• Six Months Course on Cinematography – August 2016
• Six Months Course on Screenwriting and Filmmaking – August 2016
• Three Months Foundation course on Digital Photography – May 2016
• Six Months Course on Acting for Film & Television – June 2016
• Weekend Acting For Camera Course - 12 Weekends(Saturday & Sundays
MFI boasts the ability of its graduates to remain at the cutting edge and to influence rapid changes in the industry setting benchmark for the rest.
The course details and application form are available online at: http://www.mindscreen.co.in
Please send your completed application form by courier or in person to:
MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE
No: 4, Ranga Lane, Off Dr. Ranga Road, Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004
Ph: +91 044 4210 8682 / 2499 6417, Mobile: +91 9841612595
E-mail: mindscreen@mindscreen.co.in
*Last date for receipt of completed application is 9th May 2016) for Cinematography, Screenwriting & Acting for Film & Television
*Last date for receipt of completed application is 25th April 2016) - Three Months Foundation course on Digital Photography
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RANJEETH KUMAR 3 years ago
MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE invites Application for August 2016 Batch
• Six Months Course on Cinematography – August 2016
• Six Months Course on Screenwriting and Filmmaking – August 2016
• Three Months Foundation course on Digital Photography – May 2016
• Six Months Course on Acting for Film & Television – June 2016
• Weekend Acting For Camera Course - 12 Weekends(Saturday & Sundays
MFI boasts the ability of its graduates to remain at the cutting edge and to influence rapid changes in the industry setting benchmark for the rest.
The course details and application form are available online at: http://www.mindscreen.co.in
Please send your completed application form by courier or in person to:
MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE
No: 4, Ranga Lane, Off Dr. Ranga Road, Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004
Ph: +91 044 4210 8682 / 2499 6417, Mobile: +91 9841612595
E-mail: mindscreen@mindscreen.co.in
*Last date for receipt of completed application is 30th April 2016) for Cinematography, Screenwriting & Acting for Film & Television
*Last date for receipt of completed application is 20th April 2016) - Three Months Foundation course on Digital Photography
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