By Yash Thakur. Posted on August 14, 2015
Films can be the ultimate form of artistic expression. Whether you want to make a film for artistic value, or entertainment, or propagating a product or idea or just pure storytelling, there must be some method to the madness. It all boils down to the way you have penned your idea and that is exactly what will be portrayed on the screen.
In our first seminar on screenwriting, the veteran screenwriter Kamlesh Pandey, who has written films like Rang De Basanti, Delhi-6, Tezaab, Khalnayak & more, spoke on taking an idea and turning it into a story. The talk focused on various ways in which one can do so and was inspiring, to say the least. In our next session, we've got a bright young filmmaker who will introduce you to the practical art of filmmaking.
Ruchi Narain is a Multi Award winning Writer, Director, and Producer, best known for writing Sudhir Mishra's classic ode to the lost generation of 70's, Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi. The script got her the Filmfare for Best Screenplay. Ruchi has also directed a critically acclaimed film, Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow.
Born and brought up in various places around the world, including Muscat, Doha, Dubai and Colombo, she has also directed & produced many clutter breaking commercials for brands like Kellogg's, Ariel, Samsung, Colgate, Ponds & Philips. She is currently writing and directing Hanuman 3, an animation feature produced by Percept as well as an untitled film for Dharma Productions. She is also adapting an American TV series for its official Indian remake for Life OK and is the Creative Producer.
It is interesting to know that films was probably the last thing she wanted to get into. After majoring in History, she pursued Mass Media at St. Xavier's, Mumbai. It was there that she saw Shyam Benegal's Ankur and decided to seriously think of films as a career. By quirk of fate, she landed up at Sudhir Mishra's office and her career as a filmmaker started with her assisting in the costumes department for Mishra's Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahi. Today, Ruchi runs a successful advertising production house, RAT films that also works with young directors to help them find their footing in the industry.
In her advice to filmmakers, she says:
"Why are you making a film? What story are you trying to tell? Why did you choose this story to tell? I think these questions, though they sound artistic, are the essential questions you should ask yourself. The answers that you come up with will ultimately reflect in your characters, in your plot developments.
My other advice to writers' would be to read books and research on methods to outline; but nothing is going to top experience."
The online workshop, conducted by Ruchi will take young filmmakers and writers' through the practical aspects of filmmaking. She will help the participants tackle the two primary questions most filmmakers fail to address;
1. What is your film?
2. How to get it made?
Attend the session on 'The Practical Art of Filmmaking' with Ruchi Narain from 6-8 pm, on 22nd Aug. Book your slot now on our site.
This online workshop is meant for everyone who wants to learn the art of screenwriting, be it a newbie or an experienced pro.
The fees for this webinar is as follows;
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