Jaipur

TOSS Photo – A Photobook Making Workshop In Jaipur

In the age of digital photography, most of our memories and artistic experiments stay contained within computers and storage devices. The idea of this workshop is to create something you can touch, smell and feel.

The Open Space Society (TOSS) Jaipur – School of Film Photography and Writing, brings you a collaborative workshop where participants help each other in creating narratives and photographers are invited to bring a work in progress that they would like to translate into a photobook.

It’s a 5-days workshop, starting from 10 am to 6pm everyday from September 29- October 03, 2017.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
-Camera
-Laptop with Adobe inDesign software (If you don’t have one, we can help you buy the license at student discounted prices)
-Glue, paper, scissor, cutter, tape, pen, scale
-30-40 loose A4 sheets
-Small prints of pictures

AGE GROUP
18 onwards

FEES
Rs. 5000

AIM OF THE WORKSHOP
– To take the participants closer to his/her desired photobook
– The participants will have a dummy of their own photobook by the end of the workshop

 
Course mentor
 

Anubhav Syal is a visual artist from India, with a Masters in fine art photography.

He has worked as a Filmmaker, photographer and a journalist since 2008. He has self published his graduation project Handmade disaster (a commentary on the refugee crisis) along with Sharda (a memorabilia of his grandmother) and Syaahi – a short film he produced got a special mention at the 63rd National Film Awards, India. This work has been showcased at various festivals and venues abroad and at home.

He enjoys collaborating with Photographers and help them develop their narrative in the form of a photo book. In his works he likes to explore the idea of time, light and human tendencies, this exploration as he says is to answer the riddles of his own mind.

So get ready as the workshop begins tomorrow !

Events in Jaipur

Take Time Out for ‘A Conversation’ – Reality Storytelling Documentary Workshop In Jaipur

In one of the unique moves and kind of events in Jaipur, Documentary Resource Initiative (DRI) is organising a reality storytelling documentary workshop in the city – ‘A Conversation‘.

All set to start on 31st August – ‘A Conversation’ is a part of one of DRI’s year-round activities : Documentor – a unique initiative to evoke quality discourses through intense exchanges and workshops. It intends to create an awareness and exposition of high quality artistic content of actuality storytelling among the young aspirant filmmakers and aims at taking the artistic ways of reality storytelling to various regions and platforms.

An interesting and rare concept – A Conversation brings renowned filmmakers and acclaimed documentary films with in-depth discussions on various genres, enriching minds with the creative visions of masters as well as encouraging them to delve into new ways of expressions to voice issues they feel strongly about.

The incubator for inquiring for 18–80 year olds keen to engage with media studies in an open, creative environment. Here, you can kickstart your latent imagination and develop creative and technical excellence through practicable interface with informed mentors, storytelling, hands-on workshops and real life experience.

Workshop Highlights

  • Reality storytelling and trends of international documentary – in-depth inquiries into the creative treatment of reality.
  • Intensive session with filmmakers after screenings
  • Different genres and approach to documentaries – critical deconstruction of internationally acclaimed films.
  • International collaborations in documentary

– Sharing of creative thought and styles of treatment across the globe.

– Interactions between various cultures and their different stances and attitude.

– An insight into positioning a film for successful international co-production.

– Case studies of successful global co-productions.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Duration :4 days

Fees: Rs.5000 (Including all meals at the workshop)

Sessions :9

Venue – The Open Space Society (TOSS) Jaipur – School of Film Photography and Writing, 

Day 1

Session 1 / Morning / 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Orientation and introductions

Session 2 / Evening / 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Musical performance

DAY 2

Session 3 / Morning / 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • An introduction of the objectives of the programme.
  • Reality storytelling and trends of international documentary – In-depth inquiries into the creative treatment of reality.

Session 4 / Afternoon / 2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Introduction of a feature length documentary film by the filmmaker
  • Screening of the film.
  • Intensive session with the filmmaker – authorial approaches: analyses and critical deconstruction of the film – content, structure, narrative treatment and creative strategies.

DAY 3

Session 5 / Morning / 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Different genres and approach to documentaries – excerpts from some internationally acclaimed films and their critical deconstruction – intent, directorial innovation, cinematography and editing.

Session 6 / Afternoon / 2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Introduction of another acclaimed documentary film by filmmaker.
  • Screening of the film.
  • Intensive session with the filmmaker –authorial approaches: analyses and critical deconstruction of the film – content, structure, narrative treatment and creative strategies.

DAY 4

Session 7 / Morning / 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Participants’ feedback and open discussions with the mentors and filmmakers present.

Session 8 / Afternoon / 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • International collaborations in documentary – the sharing of creative thought and styles of treatment across the globe; interactions between various cultures and their different stances and attitudes; an insight into the positioning a film for successful international co-production.Case studies and co-pro mapping – Two examples of successful global co-productions.

Session 9 / Evening / 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Musical performance

Daily Evening Screening: Open to all

Maximum Number of Participants – 25-30

So mark your calendars for an event full of stories, drama, intellect and an experience you will never forget 🙂

 

Documentary Resource Initiative (DRI) is a nonprofit institute that actively supports the storytellers with alternative voices by providing them with training, invaluable exposure to contemporary documentary trends and initiating tangible dialogue. We inspire visual storytellers who dare to risk, innovate and take up challenges for bringing untold truth for public discourses free of commercial or political pressure.  We encourage independence of an artist who tackles complex issues and sensitizes others with unique points of view. DRI in its year-round endeavor, brings many such filmmakers of diverse culture and geography in a platform for mutual enrichment. We keep on discovering new talents, nurture & empower them by providing factual and artistic knowledge, help develop skill, advance the co-production possibilities.