Whether you’re considering a career in films or curious about the process, this Masterclass is for you. Celebrated Filmmaker, Producer and Screenwriter, R. Balki leads this Masterclass on Film Making. From where to get started, to developing the art of storytelling, crafting a compelling screenplay, fundamentals of directing, and much more, R. Balki takes you behind the magic of of the movies.
Introduction: Early days of storytelling - Ajay Menon [ 03:17 ]
Introduction: Early days of storytelling
He directly widely acclaimed box office hits such as Cheeni Kum, Paa, and Padman, produced heartwarming English Vinglish, scripted and creatively directed Mission Mangal. Balki was already a storyteller from his early advertising days. He takes us down memory lane of discovering his first love, the movies.
Getting Started - Ajay Menon [ 11:53 ]
Aspects of the filmmaking process you should be aware of, apprenticeship vs film school – which has greater learning and weighing the pros and cons of working as an independent director vs attaching yourself to a production house – important topics to help you to get started.
Art of Storytelling & The Screenplay - Ajay Menon [ 08:48 ]
Art of Storytelling & The Screenplay
Honing the process of storytelling through the perspectives of other filmmakers is good. However, it’s important for you to have an approach of your own. Next, the screenplay forms the backbone to the movie, the words and emotions brought to life through the actors. Key first steps to master in your journey through filmmaking.
Casting & Directing - Ajay Menon [ 06:45 ]
Casting & Directing
Turning your vision into reality takes actors, cinematographers, assistant directors, set designers, light and sound engineers, costume designers and many others. We explore the casting process, bringing out the best in your actors as individuals and as an ensemble.
Cinematography & Music - Ajay Menon [ 11:09 ]
Cinematography & Music
Performances and dialogues aren’t the only elements that make a movie. There’s breathtaking cinematography and music, both of which can lift a scene or carry an entire movie. Understand the nuances of communicating visually and through sound.
Editing - Ajay Menon [ 05:22 ]
A critical and undoubtedly challenging step in the process. Learn the fundamentals of editing, treatment, and colorization. Finding sync with your editor and staying true to their feedback.
Marketing & Distribution - Ajay Menon [ 07:33 ]
Marketing & Distribution
Getting your masterpiece in front its potential audience comes down to crafting the right marketing and distribution strategy. R. Balki shares his approach, along with an overview on managing distribution rights and licensing. Finally, which yardstick should you measure yourself – box office numbers vs critical acclaim.