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Fundamentals of Direction and Screenplay Writing

  • Matterden Workroom Enlighten Anil Chambers Mumbai India (map)

Fundamentals of direction and screenplay writing

An intermideate filmmaking workshop by Kamal Swaroop


About Kamal Swaroop:

Kamal Swaroop is a dual National Award- and Filmfare Award-winning film, television and radio director and screenwriter. In 1974 he graduated from the Film and Television Institute and even his student works met with unusual international acclaim. He continued with postgraduate studies at the Institute. He assisted the director Richard Attenborough in the filming of Gandhi (1982). He has made documentary as well as feature films. A formal experimenter, Om-Dar-Ba-Dar (1988) is his masterwork. His other works include Rangbhoomi, Tracing Phalke, Battle for Benaras and Pushkar Puran.


Get ready to make your movie:

What is the focus of the workshop and what should I expect from it? 

The focus of this workshop is to work with upcoming directors and writers to fine-tune their filmmaking ideas and technique guide them towards a focused approach of getting their film made.

(Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days of the workshop)


Who is this workshop for, can I join this workshop? Do I get a certificate at the end of the workshop?

Right from a person who is starting out to a person who has experience in filmmaking and wants to explore newer ways to tell stories, this workshop is for you.

Your registration will be automatically confirmed once you have made a payment via the above- mentioned link.

A certificate would be provided at the end of the workshop.


An overview of the workshop


Weekend 1

Day 1

Shooting perspective and aesthetics of cinematic language Part 1:


Camera angles

Scene, shot & sequence

Types of camera angles: objective, subjective, point-of-view

Objective camera angles

Subjective camera angles

Subject size

Subject angle

Camera height

Extreme long shot

Long shot - Medium shot -Typical two shots -Close-up


Descriptive shots

High angle Low angle

Angle plus angle

Dutch angle

Selecting area and viewpoint

Other angles


Weekend 1

Day 2

Perspective and aesthetics of cinematic language Part 2:



Cinematic time and space

Filming the action (controlled and uncontrolled)

Filming techniques (master scene and triple take)

Screen direction (dynamic and static)

Neutral shots

Reverse shots

Screen travel

Pictorial transitions (fades, dissolves and, wipes)

Sound transitions



Weekend 2

Day 1

The Subject of Editing Part 1:


Types of editing

Continuity of editing

Compilation of editing


Cutting on action

Cutting and continuity

Timing moving shots

Cutting and compositions



Weekend 2

Day 2

The Subject of Editing Part 2:


Close up

Over the shoulder close

Types of close up

Cutting and close up

Cut away close ups

Close-ups and camera angles

The Subject



Weekend 3 and 4 would


Weekend 3

Day 1


Scripting formulas

Discussing Individual scripts



Weekend 3

Day 2


Application of the rasa theory in cinema

Discussing Individual scripts



Weekend 4

Day 1


The process of writing and pitching your film

Discussing individual scripts


Weekend 4

Day 2


A  roadmap for  getting your film made in the real world

Discussing individual scripts




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Earlier Event: November 4
Before Sunrise
Later Event: November 18
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