Topics to be cover in Film Making Workshop    
    Idea to Screen 

        Pre production - 
     Practical Sessions in Script writing : 
         Story line
• understanding of “idea”, “concept”, and a “strong concept”; 
• thought process or “abhidharana” of a writer/author, influence of various factors (memories, experiences,
 conditionings, background/situation – social, cultural, economic, religious), importance of developing 
the thought process of a writer. 
• how to develop an idea into a concept and further into a strong concept, the role of thought process
 (or “abhidharana”)
 in developing an idea to a strong concept. 
Elements of a Story: 
• Concept of the Story, the Central conflict, the Entertainment value(s)(like social, religious, 
 cultural, educational or environmental message); 
• Characterization (Protagonist, Antagonist, and the thought processes of the characters), strong visual elements
 and the role of visual elements,  
• Cultural (and social, economic, religious) elements of the story. 
Development of the Story (from idea to strong concept): 
• how to establish the background (social, cultural, economic, religious) using visual elements in the scenes and 
through actions and dialogues of characters; • how to introduce various characters in the story; 
• concept of protagonist and antagonist, in a story/film, their thought processes and how to develop and present 
their personalities. 
• how to develop and present their personality (or thought process) using appropriate scenes, activities and dialogs. 
Indian vs International Film Scenario: 
• In the Indian film scenario, need to shift from masala movies to films addressing a) political problems, and b) 
social/cultural/religious/economic issues.  
• Importance of, and the need for detailed and in-depth research in preparation for movies. 
This is especially true for movie based on historical events or mythology. 
Various Concepts: 
• discussion on and explanation of: Scene, Shot, Sequence, and Act; Difference between Scene and Shot. 
• understanding of the Acts I, II and III, with examples/exercises. 
Structure of a Story: 
• preparation of the story structure: an initial and crucial step towards writing of screenplay from a story; 
importance of a strong and well-defined/thought story structure, • discussion on how to form the story structure 
with examples/exercises, •
 final story structure depends upon (or affected by): 
a) outlook/perspective of the writer, b) life/size of the story and c) mode of expression (short film, full film etc)
Documentary vs Feature Films: both have different formats which is reflected in the treatment 
of narrative, structure, time duration of the film, subjects addressed, etc. 
Guidelines for Writing of Screenplay: detailed discussion on format (Industrial Layout) to be used, 
with examples/exercises.

   Direction :

      Direction as an Art   
        The Job of Director 
         Concept and Script Writing
         Interpreting the Script
         Plan to tell the Story through action
         Establishing Characters and Motives
         Casting Process: Developing Character DescriptionActors 
         Emotions : Emotional Memory
           : Love 
           : Hate
         Expressions:  Use of actor’s Emotions  as Character’s 
         Sound- Pitch and Dialogue Direction
         Dealing with embracing scenes: actor’s Problems
         Camera Rehearsals and Test   : Coordination of actor’s and camera 
         Sound Rehearsals: Creating with Body and  
         Theater and Film acting compare 
      Working with Creative crew “ Like Writers, Actors, 
          Music Director, Production Designers 
          Cinematographer, Audiographer Editor,  
          Art Director etc.
      Practical Production Sessions on HD Camera :
         1. Interpretation of Scene 
         2. Casting (With logical Justification)
         3. Directing Actors Practical Sessions in Direction
         Types of shot Taking - Camera movements
          purposes of shots - Shot Division

     Direction and Production of Two Scene Continuity Film
         Five Shot continuity :
         Participant are supposed to Write and Direct a 
         short film for understanding of  various aspects
        of scene and shot division.

       Screening of Model Films to understand the grammar of   
        film making 
    Diploma Film Production : Feature Film Production Design
     Film and TV Business :  Planning / Budgeting / Marketing/Release

Best qualities 
of Film Director


Social responsibility 

Sense of humour



Creative chaos and precision

A desire for world-class craft 

Service on the set

High tolerance for absurdity

Love for telling story

Professional Film Maker .
   Bapu Sarvagod is Professional Film Maker with his unique skills in Film Education. An Artist and Film Director studied  at Film Making at Film and TV Institute of India, Pune.   Bapu studied Fine arts Painting at Sir JJ School of Arts Mumbai, that helps him to visualize Film on big canvas. His  MA in Philosophical studies held at Mumbai University. After acute research in Devdasi custom Bapu has Written ,Produced and Directed internationally acclaimed Feature Film “Holy Bastard” (English/Hindi)based on Devdasi Custom in India., Bapu's second feature film have strong statement about Indian polity “AUDIT” (Hindi Feature Film ) on Socio- Political has strong statement about Indian polity . Bapu Sarvagod has his deep research in Indian Sanskrit content written about SAHITYADARPAN ,LOGIC and Literature developments. His 19 years of observation in Indian Cinema and Indian Culture made him to developed unique syllabus suitable for Indian Film Makers and Writers that create true Indian Sense in the expressions

Bapu Sarvagod is Member of Screenplay syllabus draft committee - University of Mumbai
Visiting Faculties:
​Pactical and theory lectures will be conducted by various Film Industry professionals during course as par their availabilty.

Senseindia's Film Direction Batch Jan2013


      (  One Year : 2 Terms of Six Months - Online and offline Classroom Trainings on actual  Project  Work )

      Venue: Senseindia , W.R.I.C., Mumbai University, Kalina Campus, Santacruz (East) Mumbai 98

The acute knowledge of Filmmaking tool for Director is not just essential science, but  also  it is an Art that deals with emotions in real life. As an Artist Film Direction  process is much more challenging for Director . Senseindia Foundation’s  Direction Workshop is scheduled to make aware our friends the most important phenomena in DIRECTOR’S interaction with Creative and Technical crew. The Course structure is design for  aspirant filmmakers to achieve confidence as Filmmaker. The Five months Film Direction -Production course is designed for the talented New Film Directors and Producers to get confidence as Film Maker. We pride ourselves on the strong family environment Senseindia Foundation provide. Our faculty and students form professional relationships and we enjoy getting to encourage the story they want to tell.Students learn Film Direction concepts  with realistic and empathetic characters, Shooting Script  conventions and format, Actors characteristics of established genres. The course emphasizes telling a story cinematically in terms of action and character portrayal. Two Months in the Course is Golden Time to explore our creative potentials. 

Film Produced By Senseindia's 
Student Rajesh Singh
People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
–Steven Spielberg
A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
- Stanley Kubrick
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​   Course Duration :  One year  : Two terms of six months : Classroom training + Project Work and Research 

   Indian Students:  Per Term Course Fees:  Rs 96000 /- Admission Fees +Tuition Fees , Study Material, and Production coast
   International students : Per Term Course fees $ 3500/- only- Admission Fees +Tuition Fees , Study Material, and Production coast 


​     Admission process 10th May to 30th May 2022
    Limited seats- Admission on first come first serve basis  
    Click here for Online Registration for participation            Phone: 9769595860, 8850033436 

  We have answerd following frequently asked questions
  since May 2002 

1 Who Can Attend the Film Wokshop/Course ?
  Any one interested to learn Film Making.Not any educational qualification is needed. Woring knowledge in writing and reading is require.
  2 Is it daily classroom training ?
  Senseindia's Film classes are only on weekend and 
  for short mert course only for 3days 
​3 Waht is age Limit ?
  Any body above 15 years of age can attend the course.
4 But I am not regular writer but can I attend course ?
  Yes no writing experice is required.
5 Is it film experience is reqire ?
  No need.
6 Can I ask my queries after the course completion?
7 Is it practical course ?
  Yes, with Camera practical.Acting and Wring Practical
8 I have Written Drama , Can I Make Film with it?
  No,You must need to learn Screenplay 
9 Why should I need training, If I can Hire all Film Techinicians ?
  You should know all the imp work principles in all Film Depts.
10 What is basic qualification to become writer ?
11 I have written my novel, can I make film with it ?
  No ,you need to learn Screenplay writing technique 
12 How can in short time I acn learn Film Making / Script Writing?
  You can learn it with confidance. 
13 What is course Language ?
  Indian languages with supporting English and Hindi
14 Is it residencial program ?
15 Can I get work assistance after the course completion? 
16 Do I need to have my own Camera equipment?
17 Can I get Certificate after the course ?
18 Can I get certificate without my assignment submission?
19 How can I meet techincians for Making my Film ?
  Senseindia will coordinate it for you.
20 Can working professinal attend the course ?
21 Can I lean Camera facing ?
22 Can I Direct Film after the course ?
23 Can I act in Film and Theater after Acting Course ?
24 Can I write Novel after atteding Script Writing Course ?
  Yes, You can write Novel ,Drama and Screenplay after the course.

25 Where with take palce the classes?
  As par mentioned in course details of venue.

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