Graduation Ceremony of FFM & Animation

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Our short courses are very popular for a reason; they are a practical way for working professionals in the media industry to upgrade their existing skills and knowledge, keep up with the ever-changing technologies and learn new talents that can help their professional development and growth. Another reason that makes them popular is that they help non-media professionals try out the world of media and pursue further by joining our degree program if they enjoy it.

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Another set of 30 students graduated on July 14th amidst much excitement at Mayabazar in our campus. The Graduation batches were people who joined our Fundamentals of Film Making and Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation & VFX course. The chief guests for the event were famous music composer, singer, actor and director R P Patnaik and well-known actor Ravi Prakash.

R.P. Patnaik while interacting with the students emphasised on the importance of the story, character design, music and background score in a film and shared some acting tips for the acting students who attended the session. He then also spoke about marketing strategies and how it can help a film, with the FFD students.

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Ravi Prakash stressed on the importance and benefits of studying in a film school and how it will make them better equipped to face the film industry. He also shared a few glimpses on how the present work atmosphere is in the industry.

Our Dean Bala Raj, CAA Dr. Raghava and FFD anchor faculty Dr. Kiron were also present at the event. Along with the graduating students the Fundamentals of Film Direction and Acting short course students also attended the ceremony to gain some valuable insights. The students then engaged in a lively interactive session with the chief guests and asked many questions, while learning and understanding the workings of the film industry.

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Our Fundamentals of Filmmaking course provides hands on training in professional filmmaking at an introductory level where students explore the complete process of digital film-making during the course period. The Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation and VFX course with an exclusive intake of just 13 students helps master the art and science of animation and visual effects in the one-year course.

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Graduation ceremony of AISFM short courses

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The Annapurna International School of Film and Media (AISFM) recently held a Graduation Ceremony for their short courses; their 6-month short course of Certificate in Film Acting and their 3-month course of Fundamentals of Script Writing.

Renowned film actor, screenwriter, dialogue writer, poet, theatre actor, playwright and director Tanikella Bharani was the Chief Guest for the ceremony. The veteran actor who has worked in more than 750 films (including Tamil, Kannada and Hindi) and who has garnered three Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards, speaking at the event said that students need to work hard in this ever-changing and competitive field of film-making to make a mark for themselves. Bala Rajasekharuni, Dean of AISFM was also present on the occasion.

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The Film Acting course introduces beginners to the fundamentals of acting and provides them with the foundation necessary to start a career in film and television. As part of the course, they learnt introduction to grammar of filmmaking, acting in front of camera and on stage, spontaneous acting vs. method acting mime, imitation, improvisation amongst other things.

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The Scriptwriting course is aimed at amateur writers who have great ideas for stories and want to learn the process of developing these ideas into film scripts. Here they learnt how to identify the theme and premise of the story, plot construction and developing the treatment and step outline, amongst other things.

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Our short courses are a practical way for working professionals in the media industry to upgrade existing skills, keep up with changing technologies and to learn new skills that can help their professional development. But they are also an excellent way for non-media professionals to “dip their toe in the water” and try out the world of media.